Watonwan County, Minnesota Genealogy

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Guide to Watonwan County Minnesota genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Watonwan County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Watonwan County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 6, 1860
County Seat St. James
Courthouse
Address Watonwan County Courthouse
710 2nd Ave S
PO Box 518
St. James, MN 56081-0518
Phone: 507.375.1216
Watonwan County Website


County Courthouse


Clerk District Court has birth, marriage and divorce records from 1863,
divorce and court records from 1865. Probate Judge has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1860--Watonwan County was created 6 November 1860 from Brown County.  County seat: St. James [2]
  • For a brief history of how Watonwan County was named, click here.  Then select Watonwan County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stevens County, Minnesota page 369, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).