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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Big Stone County''  
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{{Minnesota-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Big Stone County''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.bigstonecounty.org/ Big Stone County Courthouse]<br>20 SE 2nd Street<br>Ortonville, MN 56278-1544;<br>Phone: 320.839.2308 <br><br>County Recorder has birth, marriage and land records from 1881, <br>divorce and court records from 1885. <br>Court Judge has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Big Stone County, Minnesota page 362, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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===== Cities  =====
 
===== Cities  =====
  
Barry | Beardsley | Clinton | Correll | Graceville | Johnson | Odessa | Ortonville  
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Barry | Beardsley | [http://www.clintonmn.com/ Clinton] | Correll | [http://gracevillemn.com/ Graceville] | Johnson | Odessa | [http://cityofortonville.com/ Ortonville]
  
 
===== Townships  =====
 
===== Townships  =====
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Akron Township | Almond Township | Artichoke Township | Big Stone Township | Browns Valley Township | Foster Township | Graceville Township | Malta Township | Moonshine Township | Odessa Township | Ortonville Township | Otrey Township | Prior Township | Toqua Township  
 
Akron Township | Almond Township | Artichoke Township | Big Stone Township | Browns Valley Township | Foster Township | Graceville Township | Malta Township | Moonshine Township | Odessa Township | Ortonville Township | Otrey Township | Prior Township | Toqua Township  
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
*[[Grant County, South Dakota|Grant County, South Dakota]]  
 
*[[Grant County, South Dakota|Grant County, South Dakota]]  
*[[Lac_qui_Parle_County,_Minnesota|Lac Qui Parle]]  
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*[[Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota|Lac Qui Parle]]  
*[[Roberts County, South Dakota|Roberts County, South Dakota]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231459182156_49"></span>  
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*[[Roberts County, South Dakota|Roberts County, South Dakota]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231459182156_49" />  
 
*[[Stevens County, Minnesota|Stevens]]  
 
*[[Stevens County, Minnesota|Stevens]]  
 
*[[Swift County, Minnesota|Swift]]  
 
*[[Swift County, Minnesota|Swift]]  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~22596~750109:Counties-of-Grant,-Traverse,-Big-St?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&qvq=w4s:/where/Minnesota;q:stevens%2Bcounty;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=0&trs=1 1874 Map of Big Stone, Grant, Stevens, and Traverse counties]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Newspapers<ref>Minnesota Historical Society Library Catalogue:Big Stone County Newspapers. http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/4VDHQ3BAYXUEDMS1MG9S752RQYBH537X9NMVKGTCUYH5QUXTUT-37651?func=short-jump&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;jump=000021 (accessed December 5, 2011).</ref> ====
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*[http://www.ortonvilleindependent.com/Ortonville_Independent.html The Ortonville Independent] (May 1920-Current; Weekly)
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*The Northern Star (Jan 1966-Current; Weekly)
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*The Ortonville Journal (Jan 1927-Sep 1927; Weekly)
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*The Ortonville Star (Jan 1927-Sep 1927; Weekly)
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*Ortonville Journal Star (Oct 1927-Apr 1930; Weekly)
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*The Journal-Star (Sep 1926-Jan 1927; Weekly)
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*The Ortonville Journal (Jan 1913-Sep 1926; Weekly)
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*Ortonville Herald Star (Jan 1888-Dec 1912; Weekly)
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*Big Stone County Journal (1892 [?]-Dec 1912; Weekly)
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*The Beardsley News (Apr 1908-Jun 1959; Weekly)
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*The Odessa Tribune (Mar 1898-After Jan 1902 [?]; Weekly)
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*The Phenix (1894-Nov 1912;&nbsp;Weekly)
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*Graceville Transcript (Aug 1890-1894; Weekly)
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*Graceville Transcript and Democrat (Jul 1889-Aug 1890; Weekly)
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*The Graceville Democrat (May 1888-Jul 1889; Weekly)
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*The Ortonville Headlight (1884-After Mar 1887 [?]; Weekly)
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*The People's Vindicator (1884-Dec1884; Weekly)
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*Graceville Transcript (Oct 1883-Jul 1889; Weekly)
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*Big Stone County Herald (Aug 1879-Dec 1887; Weekly)
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*Ortonville North Star (Jun 1878-Dec1887; Weekly)
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*The Odessa Times (1940 [?]-Sep 1941; Weekly)
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*Graceville Enterprise (1894-Apr 1966; Weekly)
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*The Clinton Advocate (1894 [?]-Apr 1966; Weekly)
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*The Ortonville Star (1920 [?]-Sep 1926; Weekly)
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*The Beardsley News (1896 [?]-Sep 1907; Weekly)
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*The Clinton Advocate (Aug 1892-Jul 1895; Weekly)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.stenseth.org/hs/bigstone.html Big Stone County Historical Society]
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985 US Highway 12<br>Ortonville, MN 56278<br>320-839-3359
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*Ortonville Public Library
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412 NW 2nd Stret<br>Ortonville, MN 56278<br>320-8390-2494
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*Graceville Public Library
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415 Studdart Avenure<br>P.O. Box 457<br>Graceville, MN 56240<br>320-748-7332 <br>
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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=201207&subject_disp=Minnesota%2C+Big+Stone&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://genforum.com/mn/bigstone/ Big Stone County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Big+Stone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnbigsto/ Big Stone County GenWeb]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mn/counties/big-stone/ Cyndi's List:&nbsp;Big Stone County]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Revision as of 21:47, 23 November 2012

Template:Minnesota-stubUnited States > Minnesota > Big Stone County

County Courthouse

Big Stone County Courthouse
20 SE 2nd Street
Ortonville, MN 56278-1544;
Phone: 320.839.2308

County Recorder has birth, marriage and land records from 1881,
divorce and court records from 1885.
Court Judge has probate records. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1862--Big Stone County was created 20 February 1862 from Pierce County, Eliminated 20 Feb 1862.  County seat: Ortonville [2]
  • For a brief history of how Big Stone County was named, click here, then select Big Stone County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Barry | Beardsley | Clinton | Correll | Graceville | Johnson | Odessa | Ortonville

Townships

Akron Township | Almond Township | Artichoke Township | Big Stone Township | Browns Valley Township | Foster Township | Graceville Township | Malta Township | Moonshine Township | Odessa Township | Ortonville Township | Otrey Township | Prior Township | Toqua Township

 

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

1874 Map of Big Stone, Grant, Stevens, and Traverse counties

Military

Newspapers[3]

  • The Ortonville Independent (May 1920-Current; Weekly)
  • The Northern Star (Jan 1966-Current; Weekly)
  • The Ortonville Journal (Jan 1927-Sep 1927; Weekly)
  • The Ortonville Star (Jan 1927-Sep 1927; Weekly)
  • Ortonville Journal Star (Oct 1927-Apr 1930; Weekly)
  • The Journal-Star (Sep 1926-Jan 1927; Weekly)
  • The Ortonville Journal (Jan 1913-Sep 1926; Weekly)
  • Ortonville Herald Star (Jan 1888-Dec 1912; Weekly)
  • Big Stone County Journal (1892 [?]-Dec 1912; Weekly)
  • The Beardsley News (Apr 1908-Jun 1959; Weekly)
  • The Odessa Tribune (Mar 1898-After Jan 1902 [?]; Weekly)
  • The Phenix (1894-Nov 1912; Weekly)
  • Graceville Transcript (Aug 1890-1894; Weekly)
  • Graceville Transcript and Democrat (Jul 1889-Aug 1890; Weekly)
  • The Graceville Democrat (May 1888-Jul 1889; Weekly)
  • The Ortonville Headlight (1884-After Mar 1887 [?]; Weekly)
  • The People's Vindicator (1884-Dec1884; Weekly)
  • Graceville Transcript (Oct 1883-Jul 1889; Weekly)
  • Big Stone County Herald (Aug 1879-Dec 1887; Weekly)
  • Ortonville North Star (Jun 1878-Dec1887; Weekly)
  • The Odessa Times (1940 [?]-Sep 1941; Weekly)
  • Graceville Enterprise (1894-Apr 1966; Weekly)
  • The Clinton Advocate (1894 [?]-Apr 1966; Weekly)
  • The Ortonville Star (1920 [?]-Sep 1926; Weekly)
  • The Beardsley News (1896 [?]-Sep 1907; Weekly)
  • The Clinton Advocate (Aug 1892-Jul 1895; Weekly)

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

985 US Highway 12
Ortonville, MN 56278
320-839-3359

  • Ortonville Public Library

412 NW 2nd Stret
Ortonville, MN 56278
320-8390-2494

  • Graceville Public Library

415 Studdart Avenure
P.O. Box 457
Graceville, MN 56240
320-748-7332


Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Big Stone 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).
  3. Minnesota Historical Society Library Catalogue:Big Stone County Newspapers. http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/4VDHQ3BAYXUEDMS1MG9S752RQYBH537X9NMVKGTCUYH5QUXTUT-37651?func=short-jump&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;jump=000021 (accessed December 5, 2011).