Carlton County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide

Carlton County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on May 23, 1857 (Organized in 1870) from Pine County and St. Louis County. The county was named in honor of Reuben B. Carlton (1812-1863), one of the first settlers at the Fond du Lac; member of first state senate, 1858. Learn More About State of Minnesota History

Carlton County is bordered by St. Louis County (north and northeast), Douglas County, Wisconsin (southeast), Pine County (south), Aitkin County (west).

Carlton County Cities and Towns include Barnum, Carlton, Cloquet, Cromwell, Kettle River, Moose Lake, Scanlon, Thomson, Wrenshall, Wright.

Carlton County Townships include Atkinson, Automba, Barnum, Beseman, Blackhoof, Eagle, Holyoke, Kalevala, Lakeview, Mahtowa, Moose Lake, Perch Lake, Silver, Silver Brook, Skelton, Split Rock, Thomson, Twin Lakes, Wrenshall Townships.

A Map of Carlton County, Minnesota contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Carlton County, Minnesota Courthouse Records

Carlton County, Minnesota Courthouse
Carlton County, MN Courthouse

The Carlton County Courthouse is located in Carlton, Minnesota. Learn More About State of Minnesota Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

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 Carlton 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.

  • Carlton County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1870, Marriage Records from 1871 and Land Records from 1870. 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.
  • Carlton County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1870 and Court Records from 1871. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
  • Carlton 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.

Carlton County, Minnesota Census Records

Carlton County, Minnesota Vital Records

Carlton County, Minnesota Resources

Carlton County, Minnesota External Links

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