Winona County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide

Winona County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on April 4, 1854 from Fillmore County and Wabasha County. The county was named for Dakota woman, cousin of the last chief Wabasha; from the Dakota word for "first born daughter". Learn More About State of Minnesota History

Winona County is bordered by Wabasha County (northwest), Buffalo County, Wisconsin (north), Trempealeau County, Wisconsin (northeast), La Crosse County, Wisconsin (east), Houston County (south), Fillmore County (southwest), Olmsted County (west).

Winona County Cities and Towns include Altura, Dakota, Elba, Goodview, La Crescent, Lewiston, Minneiska, Minnesota City, Rollingstone, St. Charles, Stockton, Utica, Winona.

Winona County Townships include Dresbach, Elba, Fremont, Hart, Hillsdale, Homer, Mount Vernon, New Hartford, Norton, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, Rollingstone, Saratoga, St. Charles, Utica, Warren, Whitewater, Wilson, Wiscoy Townships.

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

Winona County, Minnesota Courthouse Records

Winona County, Minnesota Courthouse
Winona County, MN Courthouse

The Winona County Courthouse is located in Winona, 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 Winona 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.

  • Winona 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.
  • Winona County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1856 and Court Records from 1855. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
  • Winona 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.

Winona County, Minnesota Census Records

Winona County, Minnesota Vital Records

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