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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Aitkin County''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Aitkin County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{MNDC}}
  
"Our Mission is Providing Quality Services and Efficient Resource Management for the Citizens and Guests of Aitkin County"
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Aitkin County
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| state = Minnesota
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| founded year = 1857
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| founded date = May 23
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| seat = Aitkin
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| building address = Aitkin County Courthouse<br>209 2nd Street NW
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<br>Aitkin, MN 56431-1297<br>Phone: 218-927-7336 <br>[http://www.co.aitkin.mn.us/ '''Aitkin County Website'''] }}
  
[http://www.co.aitkin.mn.us/ Aitkin County Government]
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
209 2nd Street NW  
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[http://www.co.aitkin.mn.us/ Aitkin County Government]<br>209 2nd Street NW<br>Aitkin, MN 56431-1297<br>Phone: 218.927.218.927.7336&nbsp;
  
Aitkin, MN 56431
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Clerk District Court has birth records from 1883, <br>marriage records from 1885, death records from 1887, <br>divorce records from 1886, probate, court and <br>naturalization records from 1885.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Aitkin County, Minnesota page 362, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
*Created 23 May 1857 from parts of Cass and Itasca Counties as Aiken County, the spelling changed in 1872.
 
 
*[[Crow Wing County, Minnesota|Crow Wing]] County was formed later same day from Aitkin County.  
 
*[[Crow Wing County, Minnesota|Crow Wing]] County was formed later same day from Aitkin County.  
*Named for William Alexander Aitkin, a fur trader for the American Fur Company, under John Jacob Astor.  
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*Named for William Alexander Aitkin, a fur trader for the American Fur Company, under John Jacob Astor.&nbsp; A brief [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm history] of William Alexander Aitkin can be found on the Minnesota Historical Society Place Name page.&nbsp; (Select Aitkin County.)
 
*The county originally had 17 townships closest to the Mille Lacs Lake.
 
*The county originally had 17 townships closest to the Mille Lacs Lake.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1857--'''Aitkin County was created from&nbsp;Pine and Ramsey Counties. '''County seat: '''Aitkin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1857--'''Aitkin County was created 23 May 1857&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Pine County, Minnesota|Pine]] and [[Ramsey County, Minnesota|Ramsey ]]Counties. '''County seat: '''Aitkin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
'''Cities:''' Aitkin . Hill City . McGrath . McGregor . Palisade . Tamarack  
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'''Cities:''' [http://www.ci.aitkin.mn.us/ Aitkin] . Hill City . McGrath . McGregor . Palisade . Tamarack  
  
 
'''Townships:''' 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 . Salo . Seavey . Shamrock . Spalding . Spencer . Turner . Verdon . Wagner . Waukenabo . Wealthwood . White Pine . Williams . Workman  
 
'''Townships:''' 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 . Salo . Seavey . Shamrock . Spalding . Spencer . Turner . Verdon . Wagner . Waukenabo . Wealthwood . White Pine . Williams . Workman  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.aitkin.com/achs/ Aitkin County Historical Society]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201187&subject_disp=Minnesota%2C+Aitkin&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://genforum.com/mn/aitkin/ Aitkin County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnaitkin/ The Aitkin County MNGenWeb Project], an member of [[MNGenWeb|The MNGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Aitkin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnaitkin/ The Aitkin County MNGenWeb Project],&nbsp;a member of [[MNGenWeb|The MNGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mn/counties/aitkin/ Cyndi's List: Aitkin County]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
[[Category:Aitkin_County,_Minnesota]]
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[[Category:Minnesota_counties]] [[Category:Aitkin_County,_Minnesota]]

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Aitkin County, Minnesota
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 23, 1857
County Seat Aitkin
Courthouse
Address Aitkin County Courthouse
209 2nd Street NW


Aitkin, MN 56431-1297
Phone: 218-927-7336
Aitkin County Website


County Courthouse

Aitkin County Government
209 2nd Street NW
Aitkin, MN 56431-1297
Phone: 218.927.218.927.7336 

Clerk District Court has birth records from 1883,
marriage records from 1885, death records from 1887,
divorce records from 1886, probate, court and
naturalization records from 1885.
County Recorder has land records. [1]

History

  • Crow Wing County was formed later same day from Aitkin County.
  • Named for William Alexander Aitkin, a fur trader for the American Fur Company, under John Jacob Astor.  A brief history of William Alexander Aitkin can be found on the Minnesota Historical Society Place Name page.  (Select Aitkin County.)
  • The county originally had 17 townships closest to the Mille Lacs Lake.

Parent County

  • 1857--Aitkin County was created 23 May 1857 from Pine and Ramsey Counties. County seat: Aitkin [2]

Boundary Changes

  • Sometime between 1857 and 1871, the county acquired the out-lands of Itasca and Pine Counties to its north and east.
  • The county was reorganized in 1871, taking the lands from Cass and Itasca counties and losing a point located in southwest corner to Crow Wing county.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities: Aitkin . Hill City . McGrath . McGregor . Palisade . Tamarack

Townships: 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 . Salo . Seavey . Shamrock . Spalding . Spencer . Turner . Verdon . Wagner . Waukenabo . Wealthwood . White Pine . Williams . Workman

Unorganized Townships: Davidson . Jewett . Northeast Aitken . Northwest Aitken

Communities: Arthyde . Ball Bluff . Bennettville . Cutler . East Lake (Minisinaakwaang) . Giese . Glen . Glory . Haypoint . Jacobson . Kimberly . Lake Minnewawa . Lawler . Libby . Malmo . Nichols . Pliny . Rabey . Red Top . Ronald . Rossburg . Sandy Lake (Gaa-mitaawangaagamaag) . Sheshabee . Shovel Lake . Swatara . Thor . Waukenabo . Wealthwood

Neighboring Counties

Carlton | Cass | Crow Wing | Itasca | Kanabec | Mille Lacs | Pine | St. Louis |

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Aitkin County, Minnesota page 362, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).