Grant County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide

Grant County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on March 6, 1868 (Organized in 1883) from Stevens County, Traverse County and Wilkin County. The county was named in honor of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), commander of all Union armies, 1864-65; president of the United States, 1869-77. Learn More About State of Minnesota History

Grant County is bordered by Otter Tail County (north), Douglas County (east), Pope County (southeast), Stevens County (south), Traverse County (southwest), Wilkin County (northwest).

Grant County Cities and Towns include Ashby, Barrett, Elbow Lake, Herman, Hoffman, Norcross, Wendell.

Grant County Townships include Delaware, Elbow Lake, Elk Lake, Erdahl, Gorton, Land, Lawrence, Lien, Logan, Macsville, North Ottawa, Pelican Lake, Pomme de Terre, Roseville, Sanford, Stony Brook Townships.

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

Grant County, Minnesota Courthouse Records

Grant County, Minnesota Courthouse
Grant County, MN Courthouse

The Grant County Courthouse is located in Elbow Lake, Minnesota. At some time Grant County was attached to Douglas County for county and or judicial purposes. 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 Grant 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.

  • Grant County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1877 / 1879, Marriage Records from 1869 and Land Records from 1872. 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.
  • Grant County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1875 and Court Records from 1872. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
  • Grant 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.

Grant County, Minnesota Census Records

Grant County, Minnesota Vital Records

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