Goodhue County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide

Goodhue County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on March 5, 1853 (Organized in 1854) from Dakota County and Wabasha County. The county was named in honor of James Madison Goodhue, first printer and editor in Minnesota. Printed first issue of the Minnesota Pioneer on April 28, 1849. Learn More About State of Minnesota History

Goodhue County is bordered by Pierce County, Wisconsin (northeast), Pepin County, Wisconsin (northeast), Wabasha County (east,southeast), Olmsted County (southeast), Dodge County (southwest), Rice County (west), Dakota County (northwest).

Goodhue County Cities and Towns include Bellechester, Cannon Falls, Dennison‡, Goodhue, Kenyon, Lake City, Pine Island, Red Wing, Wanamingo, Zumbrota.

Goodhue County Townships include Belle Creek, Belvidere, Cannon Falls, Cherry Grove, Featherstone, Florence, Goodhue, Hay Creek, Holden, Kenyon, Leon, Minneola, Pine Island, Roscoe, Stanton, Vasa, Wacouta, Wanamingo, Warsaw, Welch, Zumbrota Townships.

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

Goodhue County, Minnesota Courthouse Records

Goodhue County, Minnesota Courthouse
Goodhue County, MN Courthouse

The Goodhue County Courthouse is located in Red Wing, 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 Goodhue 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.

  • Goodhue County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1870, Marriage Records from 1854 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.
  • Goodhue County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1854 and Court Records from 1854. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
  • Goodhue 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.

Goodhue County, Minnesota Census Records

Goodhue County, Minnesota Vital Records

Goodhue County, Minnesota Resources

Goodhue County, Minnesota External Links

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