Benton County, Minnesota Records
Benton County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on October 27, 1849 as one of nine original counties formed from St. Croix County, Wisconsin Territory. The county was named in honor of Thomas Hart Benton (1782–1858), U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1821-51, who championed the passage of the first homestead land laws.
Benton County Cities and Towns include Foley, Gilman, Rice, Ronneby, Royalton, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud.
Benton County Townships include Alberta, Gilmanton, Glendorado, Graham, Granite Ledge, Langola, Mayhew Lake, Maywood, Minden, Sauk Rapids, St. George, Watab Townships.
A Map of Benton County, Minnesota contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Benton County, Minnesota Courthouse Records
Benton County, MN Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Benton county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Benton County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1865 / 1867, Marriage Records from 1850 and Land Records from 1850. The County Recorder is responsible for all the real estate records for properties located in the County. Permanent records of deeds, mortgages and other various real estate records are recorded/filed in this office. As Local Registrar, the office protects and issues certified copies of Birth and Death records, Marriage Certificates & Military Discharge Records.
- Benton County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1852 and Court Records from 1850. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
- Benton County Treasurers Office is responsible for keeping a complete accounting of all monies collected and expended by all the county departments. This includes the investing of available funds and accurately distributing the interest received. The department is also responsible for the collection of taxes and distribution to the various taxing entities within the County.
Benton County, Minnesota Census Records
- Learn More: State of Minnesota Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850 (territory), 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Census Reconstructed Records: 1835-1890
- State Population Schedules: Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Benton County, Minnesota Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Minnesota Vital Records
- Birth Records: from January 1900 to present
- Marriage Records: None Check with the Local County Registrar
- Divorce Records: None Check with the Local County Registrar
- Death Records: from January 1908 to present
- Locations: Minnesota Office of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164; (651) 201-5970
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificates Applications.
Benton County, Minnesota Resources
- State of Minnesota Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Minnesota
- Benton County Historical Society
- Sartell Historical Society
- Central Minnesota Historical Center
- Benton County, Minnesota Message Boards
- Benton County, Minnesota Genealogy Boards
Benton County, Minnesota External Links
- Minnesota Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Benton County, Minnesota Books - Amazon
- Benton Co., Minnesota - FindaGrave
- Minnesota Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Benton County, Minnesota Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Minnesota (1849 - 1922)
- Benton Co. MNGenweb
- Benton County, Minnesota Ancestry Database Collections
- Benton County, Minnesota Military Records