Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy Guide

Steele County, North Dakota (Map It) was created on March 08, 1883 from Grand Forks County, Griggs County. The county was named in honor of Edward H. Steele, secretary-treasurer of the Red River Land Company. Learn More About State of North Dakota History.

Steele County is bordered by Grand Forks County (north), Traill County (east), Cass County (southeast), Barnes County (southwest), Griggs County (west), Nelson County (northeast).

Steele County Cities and Towns include Finley, Hope, Luverne, Sharon.

Steele County Townships include ?Beaver Creek, Broadlawn, Carpenter, Colgate, Easton, Edendale, Enger, Finley, Franklin, Golden Lake, Greenview, Hugo, Melrose, Newburgh, Primrose, Riverside, Sharon, Sherbrooke, Westfield, Willow Lake. A Map of Steele County, North Dakota contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Steele County, North Dakota Courthouse Records

Steele County, North Dakota Courthouse
Steele County, ND Courthouse

The Steele County Courthouse is located in Finley, North Dakota. Learn More About State of North Dakota 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 Steele 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. Some records have been transferred to the State Archives and Historical Research Library.

  • Steele County Register of Deeds / Recorder / Clerk of Courts has Marriage Records from 1884, Land Records from 1884, Probate Records from 1884 and Court Records from 1884. The County Register of Deeds / Recorder keeps a record of each patent, deed, mortgage, bill of sale and any document related to these transactions, insuring a permanent record of property ownership; Copies of divorce records. The County Clerk of Courts responsibilities include issuing Marriage Licenses and filing of Civil, Probate, Small Claims, Criminal Cases and Child Support Court Documents.

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Steele County, North Dakota Vital Records

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