Stevens County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide

Stevens County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on February 20, 1862 (Organized in 1871) from Pierce County & Unorganized Territory. The county was named in honor of Isaac Ingalls Stevens (1818-1862). Directed the northern surveys conducted for the construction of a Pacific railroad; governor of Washington Territory, 1853-57; delegate to Congress from Washington Territory, 1857-61; general in Civil War, killed in the battle of Chantilly, Virginia. Learn More About State of Minnesota History

Stevens County is bordered by Grant County (north), Douglas County (northeast), Pope County (east), Swift County (south), Big Stone County (southwest), Traverse County (northwest).

Stevens County Cities and Towns include Alberta, Chokio, Donnelly, Hancock, Morris.

Stevens County Townships include Baker, Darnen, Donnelly, Eldorado, Everglade, Framnas, Hodges, Horton, Moore, Morris, Pepperton, Rendsville, Scott, Stevens, Swan Lake, Synnes Townships.

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

Stevens County, Minnesota Courthouse Records

Stevens County, Minnesota Courthouse
Stevens County, MN Courthouse

The Stevens County Courthouse is located in Morris, Minnesota. At some time Stevens County was attached to Stearns County, Douglas County and Pope 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 Stevens 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.

  • Stevens County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1872, Marriage Records from 1869 and Land Records from 1871. 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.
  • Stevens County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1875 and Court Records from 1870. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
  • Stevens 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.

Stevens County, Minnesota Census Records

Stevens County, Minnesota Vital Records

Stevens County, Minnesota Resources

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