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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
Freeborn County; 411 S Broadway Ave; Albert Lea, MN 56007; Ph. 507.377.5153 Details: (Organized 6 Mar 1857) (Clk Dis Ct has b & d rec from 1870, m & ct rec from 1857; Co Redr has land rec from 1854; Pro Office has pro rec from 1866) www.albertlea.org/
[http://www.co.freeborn.mn.us/default.aspx Freeborn County Courthouse]<br>411 S Broadway Avenue<br>Albert Lea, MN 56007<br>Phone: 507.377.5153 Details: <br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and&nbsp;death records from 1870, <br>marriage and&nbsp;court records from 1857; County Recorder<br>&nbsp;has land records from 1854; Probate Office has probate <br>records from 1866<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Freeborn County, Minnesota page 364, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
== History  ==
== History  ==

Revision as of 15:16, 1 August 2012

Template:Minnesota-stubUnited States > Minnesota > Freeborn County

County Courthouse

Freeborn County Courthouse
411 S Broadway Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 507.377.5153 Details:

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage and court records from 1857; County Recorder
 has land records from 1854; Probate Office has probate
records from 1866[1]


Parent County

  • 1855--Freeborn County was created 20 February 1855 from Blue Earth and Rice Counties.

County seat: Albert Lea [2]

  • For a brief history of how Freeborn County was named, click here.  Then select Freeborn County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places


Albert Lea | Alden | Armstrong | Clarks Grove | Conger | Emmons | Freeborn | Geneva | Glenville | Gordonsville | Hartland | Hayward | Hollandale | Manchester | Mansfield | Myrtle | Oakland | Petran | Twin Lakes


Albert Lea Township | Alden Township | Bancroft Township | Bath Township | Carlston Township | Freeborn Township | Freeman Township | Geneva Township | Hartland Township | Hayward Township | London Township | Manchester Township | Mansfield Township | Moscow Township | Newry Township | Nunda Township | Oakland Township | Pickerel Lake Township | Riceland Township | Shell Rock Township

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Freeborn 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 Freeborn County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company H.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company C.
- 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company F.
- 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company E.

Naturalization Records

  • Naturalization records in the Freeborn County District Court.  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), Freeborn County, Minnesota page 364, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).