Crow Wing County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide

Crow Wing County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on May 23, 1857 (Deorganized in 1867; Reorganized March 3, 1870) from Ramsey County. The county was named in honor of the Crow Wing River. Crow Wing is loose translation of Kagiwigwan, the Ojibway name for the river. A more accurate translation of this name may be "raven feather". Learn More About State of Minnesota History

Crow Wing County is bordered by Aitkin County (northeast), Mille Lacs County (southeast), Morrison County (southwest), Cass County (northwest, north).

Crow Wing County Cities and Towns include Baxter, Brainerd, Breezy Point, Crosby, Crosslake, Cuyuna, Deerwood, Emily, Fifty Lakes, Fort Ripley, Garrison, Ironton, Jenkins, Manhattan Beach, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Riverton, Trommald.

Crow Wing County Townships include Bay Lake, Center, Crow Wing, Daggett Brook, Deerwood, Fairfield, Fort Ripley, Gail Lake, Garrison, Ideal, Irondale, Jenkins, Lake Edwards, Little Pine, Long Lake, Maple Grove, Mission, Nokay Lake, Oak Lawn, Pelican, Perry Lake, Platte Lake, Rabbit Lake, Roosevelt, Ross Lake, Sibley, St. Mathias, Timothy, Wolford Townships.

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

Crow Wing County, Minnesota Courthouse Records

Crow Wing County, Minnesota Courthouse
Crow Wing County, MN Courthouse

The Crow Wing County Courthouse is located in Brainerd, Minnesota. In 1858 Crow Wing was disorganized and attached to Morrison County; in 1866 it was fully organized; again disestablished in 1867 and attached to Morrison County; in 1871 it was fully organized. Some early records may be found there. 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 Crow Wing 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.

  • Crow Wing County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1873, Marriage Records from 1871 and Land Records from 1857. 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.
  • Crow Wing County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1874 and Court Records from 1871. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
  • Crow Wing 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.

Crow Wing County, Minnesota Census Records

Crow Wing County, Minnesota Vital Records

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