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Aitkin County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on May 23, 1857 (Organized in 1885) from Pine County and Ramsey County. The county was named in honor of William Alexander Aitken (1785-1851) (whose name is properly spelled with an "e"), a fur trader with the Ojibways. Learn More About State of Minnesota History
Aitkin County is bordered by Itasca County (north), St. Louis County (northeast), Carlton County (east), Pine County (southeast), Kanabec County (south), Mille Lacs County (south), Crow Wing County (southwest), Cass County (northwest).
Aitkin County Cities and Towns include Aitkin, Hill City, McGrath, McGregor, Palisade, Tamarack.
Aitkin County Townships include Aitkin, Ball Bluff, Balsam, Beaver, Clark, Cornish, Farm Island, Fleming, Glen, Haugen, Hazelton, Hill Lake, Idun, Jevne, Kimberly, Lakeside, Lee, Libby, Logan, Macville, Malmo, McGregor, Millward, Morrison, Nordland, Pliny, Rice River, Salo, Seavey, Shamrock, Spalding, Spencer, Turner, Verdon, Wagner, Waukenabo, Wealthwood, White Pine, Williams, Workman Townships.
A Map of Aitkin County, Minnesota contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Aitkin County, Minnesota Courthouse Records
Aitkin County, MN Courthouse
The Aitkin County Courthouse is located in Aitkin, Minnesota. Aitkin County was attached to Crow Wing County and Morrison County for county and 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 Aitkin 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.
- Aitkin County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1874 / 1885, Marriage Records from 1885 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.
- Aitkin County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1890 and Court Records from 1862. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
- Aitkin 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.
Aitkin County, Minnesota Census Records
- Learn More: State of Minnesota Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Census Reconstructed Records: 1835-1890
- State Population Schedules: Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Aitkin County, Minnesota Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Minnesota Vital Records
- Birth Records: from January 1900 to present
- Marriage Records: None Check with the Local County Registrar
- Divorce Records: None Check with the Local County Registrar
- Death Records: from January 1908 to present
- Locations: Minnesota Office of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164; (651) 201-5970
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificates Applications.
Aitkin County, Minnesota Resources
- State of Minnesota Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Minnesota
- Aitkin County Historical Society
- Central Minnesota Historical Center
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