Houston County, Minnesota Records
Houston County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on April 4, 1854 from Fillmore County. The county was named in honor of Sam Houston (1793–1863), member of Congress from Tennessee, 1823-27; governor of Tennessee, 1827-29; president of Texas, 1836-38, 1841-44; U. S. Senator from Texas, 1845-59; governor of Texas, 1859-61.
Houston County is bordered by Winona County (north), La Crosse County, Wisconsin (northeast), Vernon County, Wisconsin (east), Allamakee County, Iowa (south), Winneshiek County, Iowa (southwest), Fillmore County (west).
Houston County Cities and Towns include Brownsville, Caledonia, Eitzen, Hokah, Houston, La Crescent, Spring Grove.
Houston County Townships include Black Hammer, Brownsville, Caledonia, Crooked Creek, Hokah, Houston, Jefferson, La Crescent, Mayville, Money Creek, Mound Prairie, Sheldon, Spring Grove, Union, Wilmington, Winnebago, Yucatan Townships.
A Map of Houston County, Minnesota contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Houston County, Minnesota Courthouse Records
Houston County, MN Courthouse
The Houston County Courthouse is located in Caledonia, Minnesota. 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 Houston 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.
- Houston County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1870, Marriage Records from 1854 and Land Records from 1856. 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.
- Houston County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1867 and Court Records from 1857. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
- Houston 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.
Houston County, Minnesota Census Records
- Learn More: State of Minnesota Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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
Houston 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.
Houston County, Minnesota Resources
- State of Minnesota Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Minnesota
- Houston County Historical Society
- La Crescent Area Historical Society
- Minnesota Historical Society Research Center, 1500 Mississippi Street, St. Paul, MN 55101, (612) 296-6980
- Houston County, Minnesota Message Boards
- Houston County, Minnesota Genealogy Boards
Houston County, Minnesota External Links
- Minnesota Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Houston County, Minnesota Books - Amazon
- Houston Co., Minnesota - FindaGrave
- Minnesota Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Houston County, Minnesota Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Minnesota (1849 - 1922)
- Houston Co. MNGenweb
- Houston County, Minnesota Ancestry Database Collections
- Houston County, Minnesota Military Records