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Blue Earth County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on March 5, 1853 from Dakota County & Unorganized Territory. The county was named in for the Blue Earth River, named for blue-green earth found near its mouth and used by the Dakotas as pigment. Learn More About State of Minnesota History
Blue Earth County is bordered by Nicollet County (north), Le Sueur County (northeast), Waseca County (east), Faribault County (south), Martin County (southwest), Watonwan County (west), Brown County (northwest).
Blue Earth County Cities and Towns include Amboy, Eagle Lake, Good Thunder, Lake Crystal, Madison Lake, Mankato, Mapleton, Minnesota Lake, North Mankato, Pemberton, Skyline, St. Clair, Vernon Center.
Blue Earth County Townships include Beauford, Butternut Valley, Cambria, Ceresco, Danville, Decoria, Garden City, Jamestown, Judson, Le Ray, Lime, Lincoln, Lyra, Mankato, Mapleton, McPherson, Medo, Pleasant Mound, Rapidan, Shelby, South Bend, Sterling, Vernon Center Townships.
A Map of Blue Earth County, Minnesota contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Blue Earth County, Minnesota Courthouse Records
Blue Earth County, MN Courthouse
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. 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 Blue Earth county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.
- Blue Earth County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1870, Marriage Records from 1865 and Land Records from 1853. 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.
- Blue Earth County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1858 and Court Records from 1854. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
- Blue Earth 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.
Blue Earth 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
Blue Earth 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, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificates Applications.
Blue Earth County, Minnesota Resources
- State of Minnesota Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Minnesota
- Blue Earth County Historical Society
- Southern Minnesota Historical Center
- Betsy-Tacy Society
- Madison Lake Area Historical Society, 525 Main Street (City Hall), Madison Lake, MN 56063; 507-243-3333
- Rapidan Heritage Society
- Blue Earth County, Minnesota Message Boards
- Blue Earth County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum