Swift County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide2016-06-22T18:47:55+00:00

Swift County, Minnesota Records

Swift County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on February 18, 1870 (Organized in 1897) from Chippewa County. The county was named in honor of Henry Adoniram Swift (1823-1869), state senator, 1862-65; governor of Minnesota, 1863.

Swift County is bordered by Stevens County (north), Pope County (north), Kandiyohi County (east), Chippewa County (south), Lac qui Parle County (southwest), Big Stone County (west).

Swift County Cities and Towns include Appleton, Benson, Clontarf, Danvers, De Graff, Holloway, Kerkhoven, Murdock.

Swift County Townships include Appleton, Benson, Camp Lake, Cashel, Clontarf, Dublin, Edison, Fairfield, Hayes, Hegbert, Kerkhoven, Kildare, Marysland, Moyer, Pillsbury, Shible, Six Mile Grove, Swenoda, Tara, Torning, West Bank Townships.

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

Swift County, Minnesota Courthouse Records

Swift County, Minnesota Courthouse
Swift County, MN Courthouse

The Swift County Courthouse is located in Benson, Minnesota. At some time Swift County was attached to Pope County and Kandiyohi 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.

The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 Swift county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.

  • Swift County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1870, Marriage Records from 1871 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.
  • Swift County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1873 and Court Records from 1874. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
  • Swift 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.

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Swift County, Minnesota Vital Records

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