Aitkin County, Minnesota Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 04:39, 5 February 2012 by Bcgrunwald (talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

Template:Minnesota-stubUnited States  Gotoarrow.png  Minnesota  Gotoarrow.png  Aitkin County

County Courthouse

"Our Mission is Providing Quality Services and Efficient Resource Management for the Citizens and Guests of Aitkin County"
Aitkin County Government
209 2nd Street NW
Aitkin, MN 56431

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 [1]

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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).