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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Freeborn County''  
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{{Minnesota-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Freeborn County''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[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 death records from 1870, <br>marriage and&nbsp;court records from 1857. County Recorder has land records from 1854. <br>Probate Office has probate 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  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
*For a list of cities and towns go to [http://minnesota.hometownlocator.com/mn/freeborn/ hometownlocator.com] or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeborn_County,_Minnesota#Cities_and_towns wikipedia.com].
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===== Cities  =====
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Albert Lea | Alden | Armstrong | Clarks Grove | Conger | Emmons | Freeborn | Geneva | Glenville | Gordonsville | Hartland | Hayward | Hollandale | Manchester | Mansfield | Myrtle | Oakland | Petran | Twin Lakes
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===== Townships<br> =====
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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  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dodge_County,_Minnesota|Dodge]]
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*[[Dodge County, Minnesota|Dodge]]  
*[[Faribault_County,_Minnesota|Faribault]]
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*[[Faribault County, Minnesota|Faribault]]  
*[[Mower_County,_Minnesota|Mower]]
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*[[Mower County, Minnesota|Mower]]  
*[[Steele_County,_Minnesota|Steele]]
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*[[Steele County, Minnesota|Steele]]  
*[[Waseca_County,_Minnesota|Waseca]]
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*[[Waseca County, Minnesota|Waseca]]  
*[[Winnebago_County,_Iowa|Winnebago County, Iowa]]
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*[[Winnebago County, Iowa|Winnebago County, Iowa]]  
*[[Worth_County,_Iowa|Worth County, Iowa]]
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*[[Worth County, Iowa|Worth County, Iowa]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military ====
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==== '''Civil War'''  ====
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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.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)|1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)]], Company H.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company C.
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:- [[4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company F.
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:- [[5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company C.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company E.
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==== Naturalization Records ====
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*Naturalization records in the Freeborn County District Court.&nbsp; Click [http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/SAM024.html here].
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.smig.net/fchm/Index.html Freeborn County Historical Museum]&nbsp; Information about records in the historical library, lists of cemeteries, a county history&nbsp;and more.
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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=201355&subject_disp=Minnesota%2C+Freeborn&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://genforum.com/mn/freeborn/ Freeborn County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Freeborn|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Revision as of 23:12, 23 November 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]

History

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

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

Townships

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

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.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Freeborn 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).