Faribault County, Minnesota Genealogy

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Guide to Faribault County Minnesota genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Faribault County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Faribault County
Location in the state of Minnesota
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Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1855
County Seat Blue Earth
Address Faribault County Courthouse
415 North Main Street
Blue Earth, MN 56013
Phone: 507-526-6225
Phone: 507-526-6252
Faribault County Website

County Courthouse

Court Administrator has birth, marriage, divorce and probate from 1870,
Court records from 1950 and naturalization records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]


Parent County

  • 1855--Faribault County was created 20 February 1855 from Blue Earth County.  County seat: Blue Earth [2]
  • For a brief history of how Faribault County was named, click here.  Then select Faribault County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places


Blue Earth | Bricelyn | Delavan | Easton | Elmore | Frost | Kiester | Minnesota Lake | Walters | Wells  | Winnebago


Barber Township | Blue Earth City Township | Brush Creek Township | Clark Township | Delavan Township | Dunbar Township | Elmore Township | Emerald Township | Foster Township | Jo Daviess Township | Kiester Township | Lura Township | Minnesota Lake Township | Pilot Grove Township | Prescott Township | Rome Township | Seely Township | Verona Township | Walnut Lake Township | Winnebago City Township


Clayton | Guckeen | Homedahl | Huntley

Neighboring Counties






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Local Histories



Civil War

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

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Companies B and K.
- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Heavy Artillery, Company F.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Companies H and K.
- 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies C and F.
- Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Company B.


To find if your town's newspaper is in the collection of the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, you can click on the link to find their catalog of newspaper holdings. They also sell microfilm copies of their newspaper holdings.



Vital Records

Faribault County Recorder (fee for copies)

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Faribault County, Minnesota page 364, 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).