Washington County, Minnesota Records
Washington County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on October 27, 1849 from Old St. Croix County and Unorganized Territory. The county was named in honor of George Washington (1732-1799), commander-in-chief during the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783; president of the United States, 1789-97.
Washington County is bordered by Chisago County (north), Polk County, Wisconsin (northeast), St. Croix County, Wisconsin (east), Pierce County, Wisconsin (southeast), Dakota County (southwest), Ramsey County (west), Anoka County (northwest).
Washington County Cities and Towns include Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hastings, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury.
Washington County Townships include Baytown, Denmark, Forest Lake, Grey Cloud Island, May, Stillwater, West Lakeland Townships.
A Map of Washington County, Minnesota contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Washington County, Minnesota Courthouse Records
Washington County, MN Courthouse
Old Washington County Courthouse
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 Washington 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.
- Washington County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1870, Marriage Records from 1843 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.
- Washington County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1849 and Court Records from 1847. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
- Washington 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.
Washington County, Minnesota Census Records
- Learn More: State of Minnesota Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850 (territory), 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
Washington 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.
Washington County, Minnesota Resources
- State of Minnesota Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Minnesota
- Afton Historical Society
- Washington County Historical Society
- Hay Lake School Museum and Johannes Erickson Log House Museum
- Oakdale/Lake Elmo Historical Society
- South Washington Heritage Society
- Woodbury Heritage Society
- Washington County, Minnesota Message Boards
- Washington County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum
Washington County, Minnesota External Links
- Minnesota Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Washington County, Minnesota Books - Amazon
- Washington Co., Minnesota - FindaGrave
- Minnesota Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Washington County, Minnesota Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Minnesota (1849 - 1922)
- Washington Co. MNGenweb
- Washington County, Minnesota Ancestry Database Collections
- Washington County, Minnesota Military Records