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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Meeker County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856--'''Meeker County was created 23 February 1856&nbsp;from Davis (Eliminated)&nbsp;County. '''County seat:''' Litchfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1856--'''Meeker County was created 23 February 1856&nbsp;from Davis (Eliminated)&nbsp;County. '''County seat:''' Litchfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*For a brief history of how Meeker County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here].&nbsp; Then select Meeker County.
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
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==== Populated Places&nbsp;  ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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For a list of cities and towns go to hometownlocator.com or wikipedia.com.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Kandiyohi_County,_Minnesota|Kandiyohi]]
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*[[Kandiyohi County, Minnesota|Kandiyohi]]  
*[[McLeod_County,_Minnesota|McLeod]]
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*[[McLeod County, Minnesota|McLeod]]  
*[[Renville_County,_Minnesota|Renville]]
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*[[Renville County, Minnesota|Renville]]  
*[[Stearns_County,_Minnesota|Stearns]]
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*[[Stearns County, Minnesota|Stearns]]  
*[[Wright_County,_Minnesota|Wright]]
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*[[Wright County, Minnesota|Wright]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Books  ====
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*<u>Album of history and biography of Meeker County, Minnesota&nbsp;</u>,&nbsp;&nbsp;Chicago&nbsp;: Alden, Ogle &amp; Co., 1888. -- viii, 9-610 p.&nbsp;ports.&nbsp; Find a&nbsp;copy at Family History Library {{FHL|181844|title-id|disp=Film # 1000260 I. 3}}&nbsp;or [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Album+of+history+and+biography+of+Meeker+County%2C+Minnesota&qt=results_page WorldCat].&nbsp; Contains sketches of cities and towns and biographies of old settlers and representative men and more.
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*<u>Illustrated album of biography of Meeker and McLeod counties, Minnesota</u>&nbsp; Chicago&nbsp;: Alden, Ogle, 1888. 791 p. ports.&nbsp; Find a copy at Family History Library {{FHL|650239|title-id|disp=Film #&nbsp;1421922 Item 2}}&nbsp;or [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Illustrated+album+of+biography+of+Meeker+and+McLeod+counties%2C+Minnesota&qt=results_page WorldCat].
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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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].
  
 
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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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:- [[2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company D.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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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=201498&subject_disp=Minnesota%2C+Meeker&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://genforum.com/mn/meeker/ Meeker County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Meeker|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 23:29, 18 December 2012

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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).