Kanabec County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide

Kanabec County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on October 12, 1858 (Organized in 1881) from Pine County. The county was named for the Snake River. Kanabec is the Ojibway word for snake. Learn More About State of Minnesota History

Kanabec County is bordered by Aitkin County (north), Pine County (east), Chisago County (southeast), Isanti County (south), Mille Lacs County (west).

Kanabec County Cities and Towns include Braham, Grasston, Mora, Ogilvie, Quamba.

Kanabec County Townships include Ann Lake, Arthur, Brunswick, Comfort, Ford, Grass Lake, Hay Brook, Hillman, Kanabec, Knife Lake, Kroschel, Peace, Pomroy, South Fork, Whited Townships.

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

Kanabec County, Minnesota Courthouse Records

Kanabec County, Minnesota Courthouse
Kanabec County, MN Courthouse

The Kanabec County Courthouse is located in Mora, Minnesota. At some time Kanabec County was attached to Chisago County for county and or judicial purposes. Some early records may be found there. In March 1894 the courthouse was destroyed by fire. Some records were destroyed. 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 Kanabec 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.

  • Kanabec County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1880, Marriage Records from 1885 and Land Records from 1859. 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.
  • Kanabec County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1888 and Court Records from 1882. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
  • Kanabec 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.

Kanabec County, Minnesota Census Records

Kanabec County, Minnesota Vital Records

Kanabec County, Minnesota Resources

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