Benton County, Minnesota Genealogy

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County Courthouse


Benton County; 531 Dewey St; PO Box 129; Foley, MN 56329; Ph. 320.968.5037 Details: (Co Redr has b rec from 1870, m rec from 1887, d rec from 1871 & land rec from 1850; Ct Administrator has div & ct rec from 1900 & pro rec from 1850) www.rootsweb.com/~mnbenton/

History

Parent County

  • 1849--Benton County was created 27 October 1849 from St. Croix County, Eliminated 27 Oct 1849. County seat: Foley [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Foley | Gilman | Rice | Ronneby | Royalton | Sartell | Sauk Rapids | St. Cloud

Townships

Alberta Township | Gilmanton Township | Glendorado Township | Graham Township | Granite Ledge Township | Langola Township | Mayhew Lake Township | Maywood Township | Minden Township | Sauk Rapids Township  St. George Township | Watab Township

 Unincorporated Communities

Brennyville | Bushville | Duelm | Fruitville | Glendorado | Granite Ledge | Jakeville | Mayhew | Minden | North Benton | Novak's Corner | Oak Park | Parent | Popple Creek | Rum River | Silver Corners | Watab

 

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Benton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Benton County.

- 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.

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).