Stearns County, Minnesota Genealogy

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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, {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).