Grant County, Minnesota Records
Grant County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on March 6, 1868 (Organized in 1883) from Stevens County, Traverse County and Wilkin County. The county was named in honor of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), commander of all Union armies, 1864-65; president of the United States, 1869-77.
Grant County Cities and Towns include Ashby, Barrett, Elbow Lake, Herman, Hoffman, Norcross, Wendell.
Grant County Townships include Delaware, Elbow Lake, Elk Lake, Erdahl, Gorton, Land, Lawrence, Lien, Logan, Macsville, North Ottawa, Pelican Lake, Pomme de Terre, Roseville, Sanford, Stony Brook Townships.
A Map of Grant County, Minnesota contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Grant County, Minnesota Courthouse Records
Grant County, MN Courthouse
The Grant County Courthouse is located in Elbow Lake, Minnesota. At some time Grant County was attached to Douglas County for county and or judicial purposes. Some early records may be found there. Learn More About State of Minnesota Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
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 Grant 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.
- Grant County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1877 / 1879, Marriage Records from 1869 and Land Records from 1872. 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.
- Grant County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1875 and Court Records from 1872. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
- Grant 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.
Grant 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
Grant 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.
Grant County, Minnesota Resources
- State of Minnesota Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Minnesota
- Grant County Historical Society and Museum
- West Central Minnesota Historical Center
- Grant County, Minnesota Message Boards
- Grant County, Minnesota Genealogy Boards
Grant County, Minnesota External Links
- Minnesota Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Grant County, Minnesota Books - Amazon
- Grant Co., Minnesota - FindaGrave
- Minnesota Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Grant County, Minnesota Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Minnesota (1849 - 1922)
- Grant Co. MNGenweb
- Grant County, Minnesota Ancestry Database Collections
- Grant County, Minnesota Military Records