Crow Wing County, Minnesota Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Minnesota Gotoarrow.png Crow Wing County

County Courthouse

Crow Wing County Courthouse
326 Laurel Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Phone: 218-824-1067
Phone: 218-824-1300

County Treasurer has birth records from 1873,
marriage records from 1871 and death records from 1874.
Court Administrator has divorce, probateand court records.
County Recorder has land records from 1867
and military discharge records from 1919. [1]


Parent County

  • 1857--Crow Wing County was created 23 May 1857 from Ramsey County.  County seat: Brainerd [2]
  • For a brief history of how Crow Wing County was named, click here, then select Crow Wing County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places


Baxter | Brainerd | Breezy Point | Crosby | Crosslake | Cuyuna | Deerwood | Emily | Fifty Lakes | Fort Ripley | Garrison | Ironton | Jenkins | Manhattan Beach | Nisswa | Pequot Lakes | Riverton | Trommald


Bay Lake Township | Center Township | Crow Wing Township | Daggett Brook Township | Deerwood Township | Fairfield Township | Fort Ripley Township | Gail Lake Township | Garrison Township | Ideal Township | Irondale Township | Jenkins Township | Lake Edwards Township | Little Pine Township | Long Lake Township | Maple Grove Township | Mission Township \ Nokay Lake Township | Oak Lawn Township | Pelican Township | Perry Lake Township | Platte Lake Township | Rabbit Lake Township | Roosevelt Township | Ross Lake Township | Sibley Township | St. Mathias Township | Timothy Township | Wolford Township


Dean Lake | West Crow Wing

Ghost Town

Old Crow Wing

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



  • Civil War veteran burials in Crow Wing County.  Click here.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crow Wing County, Minnesota page 363, 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).