Wright County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide

Wright County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on February 20, 1855 (Organized in 1855) from Cass County and Sibley County. The county was named in honor of Silas Wright (1795-1847), member of Congress from New York, 1827-29; U.S. Senator from New York, 1833-44; governor of New York 1845-47. Personal friend of a Monticello resident who urged the legislature to establish the county. Learn More About State of Minnesota History

Wright County is bordered by Sherburne County (northeast), Hennepin County (east), Carver County (southeast), McLeod County (southwest), Meeker County (west), Stearns County (northwest).

Wright County Cities and Towns include Albertville, Annandale, Buffalo, Clearwater, Cokato, Dayton, Delano, Hanover, Howard Lake, Maple Lake, Monticello, Montrose, Otsego, Rockford, South Haven, St. Michael, Waverly.

Wright County Townships include Albion, Buffalo, Chatham, Clearwater, Cokato, Corinna, Franklin, French Lake, Maple Lake, Marysville, Middleville, Monticello, Rockford, Silver Creek, Southside, Stockholm, Victor, Woodland Townships.

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

Wright County, Minnesota Courthouse Records

Wright County, Minnesota Courthouse
Wright County, MN Courthouse

The Wright County Courthouse is located in Buffalo, 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 Wright 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.

  • Wright County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1868, Marriage Records from 1856 and Land Records from 1856. 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.
  • Wright County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1854 and Court Records from 1858. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
  • Wright 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.

Wright County, Minnesota Census Records

Wright County, Minnesota Vital Records

Wright County, Minnesota Resources

Wright County, Minnesota External Links

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