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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Stearns County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.stearns.mn.us/ Stearns County Courthouse]<br>;705 Courthouse Sq; <br>St. Cloud, MN 56303<br> Phone: 320.656.3855<br><br>Court Adminostratpr has divorce, probate and court records.<br>County Recorder has land records. <br>License Center has birth, marriage and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stearns County, Minnesota page 368, {{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  ====
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'''Cities:''' Avon | Sartell | Spring Hill | St. Cloud | St. Joseph
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*William Bell Mitchell, ''History of Stearns County, Minnesota''. Chicago : H.C. Cooper, Jr., 1915<br>
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*William Bell Mitchell, ''History of Stearns County, Minnesota''. Chicago&nbsp;: H.C. Cooper, Jr., 1915<br>
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*Newton Horace Winchell, ''History of the Upper Mississippi Valley''. Minneapolis: Minnesota Historical Co., 1881<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== '''Civil War'''  ====
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Civil War service men from Stearns 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 Stearns County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)|1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)]], Company D.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Companies D and E.
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company I.
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:- [[4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Companies D and G.
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:- [[7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company I.
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:- [[Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry|Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company E.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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All newspapers are available on microfilm at [http://archives.stearns-museum.org Stearns History Museum]
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*''St. Cloud Times'', 1861-2011 (weekly and daily)
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*''Der Nordstern'', 17 Feb 1876 - 27 Aug 1931 (1886 is missing)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://archives.stearns-museum.org Stearns History Museum Archives]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[St Cloud Minnesota Family History Center]]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
*[[St Cloud Minnesota Family History Center]]
 
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://archives.stearns-museum.org Stearns History&nbsp;Museum Archives]
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/stearns/ Stearns County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/stearns/ Stearns County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Stearns|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Stearns|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 23:36, 18 December 2012

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Stearns County Courthouse
;705 Courthouse Sq;
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: 320.656.3855

Court Adminostratpr has divorce, probate and court records.
County Recorder has land records.
License Center has birth, marriage and death records. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1855--Stearns County was created 20 February 1855 from Cass, Nicollet, Pierce (Eliminated 20 Feb 1862), and Sibley Counties.
  • County seat: St. Cloud [2]
  • For a brief history of Stearns County's name, click here, then select Stearns County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities: Avon | Sartell | Spring Hill | St. Cloud | St. Joseph

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • William Bell Mitchell, History of Stearns County, Minnesota. Chicago : H.C. Cooper, Jr., 1915
  • Newton Horace Winchell, History of the Upper Mississippi Valley. Minneapolis: Minnesota Historical Co., 1881

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Stearns 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 Stearns County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company D.
- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies D and E.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies D and G.
- 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Company E.

Newspapers

All newspapers are available on microfilm at Stearns History Museum

  • St. Cloud Times, 1861-2011 (weekly and daily)
  • Der Nordstern, 17 Feb 1876 - 27 Aug 1931 (1886 is missing)

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), Stearns County, Minnesota page 368, 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).