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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Meeker County Courthouse<br>325 N Shibley Avenue<br> Litchfield, MN 55355<br> Phone: 320.693.5345&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death,<br> divorce and court records from 1870, Probate<br> records from 1858, school records, naturalization<br> records from 1884; Co Recorder has land rec<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Meeker County, Minnesota page 366, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.co.meeker.mn.us/ Meeker County Courthouse]<br>325 N Shibley Avenue<br>Litchfield, MN 55355<br>Phone: 320.693.5345<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death,<br>divorce and court records from 1870, probate<br>records from 1858, school records, naturalization<br>records from 1884. <br>Court Recorder has land record. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Meeker County, Minnesota page 366, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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*1874 Map of Litchfield, Meeker, Minnesota from the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~22592~750105:Map-of-Litchfield,-Meeker-County,-M?qvq=q:Minnesota;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=22&trs=643 David Rumsey Map Collection].
 
*1874 Map of Litchfield, Meeker, Minnesota from the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~22592~750105:Map-of-Litchfield,-Meeker-County,-M?qvq=q:Minnesota;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=22&trs=643 David Rumsey Map Collection].
  
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Online Records


County Courthouse

Meeker County Courthouse
325 N Shibley Avenue
Litchfield, MN 55355
Phone: 320.693.5345

Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death,
divorce and court records from 1870, probate
records from 1858, school records, naturalization
records from 1884.
Court Recorder has land record. [1]

History

Parent County

1856--Meeker County was created 23 February 1856 from Davis (Eliminated) County. County seat: Litchfield [2]

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places 

For a list of cities and towns go to hometownlocator.com or wikipedia.com.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Books

  • Album of history and biography of Meeker County, Minnesota ,  Chicago : Alden, Ogle & Co., 1888. -- viii, 9-610 p. ports.  Find a copy at Family History Library Film # 1000260 I. 3 or WorldCat.  Contains sketches of cities and towns and biographies of old settlers and representative men and more.
  • Illustrated album of biography of Meeker and McLeod counties, Minnesota  Chicago : Alden, Ogle, 1888. 791 p. ports.  Find a copy at Family History Library Film # 1421922 Item 2 or WorldCat.

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.

- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company D.

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), Meeker County, Minnesota page 366, 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).