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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Traverse County''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Traverse County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.traverse.mn.us/ Traverse County Courthouse]<br>702 2nd Ave N; PO Box 487<br>Wheaton, MN 56296<br>Phone: 320.563.4266 <br>Phone 320-563-4343 (phone)<br>Phone: 320-563-4311 (fax) <br><br>Clerk District&nbsp;Court has birth, marriage, death, divorce,<br>probate, court and land records from 1881. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Traverse County, Minnesota page 369, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
==== Parent County ====
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==== Parent County ====
Established in 1862 from Pierce County and unorganized lands. It was attached to the counties of Stearns in 1866, Douglas in 1867, Pope in 1868, and then Stevens County in 1872 for judicial purposes. In 1881 it was formally organized.  
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'''1862--'''Traverse County was created 20 February 1862&nbsp;from Pierce (Eliminated 20 Feb 1862)&nbsp;County and unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Wheaton <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 Traverse County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Traverse County.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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===== Cities  =====
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*[http://www.brownsvalleymn.com/ Browns Valley]
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*Dumont
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*Tintah
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*[http://www.cityofwheaton.com/ Wheaton]
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===== Townships  =====
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*Arthur
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*Clifton
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*Croke
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*Dollymount
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*Folsom
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*Lake Valley
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*Leonardsville
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*Monson
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*Parnell
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*Redpath
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*Tara
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*Taylor
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*Tintah
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*Walls
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*Windsor
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Big Stone County, Minnesota|Big Stone]]
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*[[Grant County, Minnesota|Grant]]
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*[[Richland County, North Dakota|Richland County, North Dakota]]
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*[[Roberts County, South Dakota|Roberts County, South Dakota]]
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*[[Stevens County, Minnesota|Stevens]]
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*[[Wilkin County, Minnesota|Wilkin]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''Wheaton, Minnesota: Centennial History, 1887-1987''. Wheaton, MN: Gazette Oublishing Co., 1987. Print.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~22596~750109:Counties-of-Grant,-Traverse,-Big-St?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&qvq=w4s:/where/Minnesota;q:stevens%2Bcounty;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=0&trs=1 1874 Map of Big Stone, Grant, Stevens, and Traverse counties]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Newspapers<ref>MNHS Library Catalogue; Traverse County Newspapers. http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/LXCL1JSLR7NUDY96BCCLBC2RACU75TTBTNA8IPDCBJESMUNPP8-92835?func=find-acc&amp;amp;amp;amp;acc_sequence=081926536 (accessed November 9, 2011).</ref> ====
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*The Wheaton Gazette (May 1925-Current; Weekly)
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*Wheaton Gazette-Reporter (1889 [?]-April 1925; Weekly)
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*Wheaton Gazette (March 1885-1889 [?];&nbsp;Weekly)
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*Browns Valley Reporter (May 1880-1889 [?]; Weekly)
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*The Valley News (April 1926-Current; Weekly)
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*The Traverse County Star (1922 [?]-1924[?]; Weekly)
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*Traverse County Traveler (April 1916-November 1918; Weekly)
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*Weekly Footprints (June 1903-Mar 1916; Weekly)
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*The Footprints (September 1894-June 1903; Weekly)
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*Browns Valley Footprints (1890 [?]-September 1894; Weekly)
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*Browns Valley Inter-Lake Tribune (February 1902-March 1936; Weekly)
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*Inter-Lake Tribune (1894 [?]-February 1902; Weekly)
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*Inter-Lake Tribune and Traverse County Times (1891 [?]-1894[?]; Weekly)
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*The Dumont Journal (May 1902-[?]; Weekly)
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*The Weekly Call (1902 [?]-[?]; Weekly)
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*The Browns Valley Courier (1891 [?]; Weekly)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Traverse County Historical Society
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601 1st Avenue South (mailing address)<br>Corner of Broadway Avenue and Trail Street (museum address)<br>Wheaton, MN 56296<br>320-563-8520
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*Browns Valley Historical Society
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PO Box 13<br>Browns Valley, MN 56219<br>320-695-2312
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*Wheaton Community Library
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901 1st Avenue North<br>Wheaton, MN 56296<br>320-563-8487 (phone)<br>320-563-8815 (fax)
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*Browns Valley Public Library
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PO Box 307<br>15 3rd Street South<br>Browns Valley, MN 56219<br>320-695-2318 (phone)<br>320-695-2125 (fax)
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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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=201706&subject_disp=Minnesota%2C+Traverse&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[http://genforum.com/mn/traverse/ Traverse County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Traverse|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mntraver/ Traverse County GenWeb]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Traverse_County,_Minnesota]]
 
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Revision as of 23:40, 18 December 2012

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Traverse County Courthouse
702 2nd Ave N; PO Box 487
Wheaton, MN 56296
Phone: 320.563.4266
Phone 320-563-4343 (phone)
Phone: 320-563-4311 (fax)

Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death, divorce,
probate, court and land records from 1881. [1]

History

Parent County

1862--Traverse County was created 20 February 1862 from Pierce (Eliminated 20 Feb 1862) County and unorganized territory.
County seat: Wheaton [2]

  • For a brief history of how Traverse County was named, click here, then select Traverse County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities
Townships
  • Arthur
  • Clifton
  • Croke
  • Dollymount
  • Folsom
  • Lake Valley
  • Leonardsville
  • Monson
  • Parnell
  • Redpath
  • Tara
  • Taylor
  • Tintah
  • Walls
  • Windsor

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Wheaton, Minnesota: Centennial History, 1887-1987. Wheaton, MN: Gazette Oublishing Co., 1987. Print. 

Maps

Military

Newspapers[3]

  • The Wheaton Gazette (May 1925-Current; Weekly)
  • Wheaton Gazette-Reporter (1889 [?]-April 1925; Weekly)
  • Wheaton Gazette (March 1885-1889 [?]; Weekly)
  • Browns Valley Reporter (May 1880-1889 [?]; Weekly)
  • The Valley News (April 1926-Current; Weekly)
  • The Traverse County Star (1922 [?]-1924[?]; Weekly)
  • Traverse County Traveler (April 1916-November 1918; Weekly)
  • Weekly Footprints (June 1903-Mar 1916; Weekly)
  • The Footprints (September 1894-June 1903; Weekly)
  • Browns Valley Footprints (1890 [?]-September 1894; Weekly)
  • Browns Valley Inter-Lake Tribune (February 1902-March 1936; Weekly)
  • Inter-Lake Tribune (1894 [?]-February 1902; Weekly)
  • Inter-Lake Tribune and Traverse County Times (1891 [?]-1894[?]; Weekly)
  • The Dumont Journal (May 1902-[?]; Weekly)
  • The Weekly Call (1902 [?]-[?]; Weekly)
  • The Browns Valley Courier (1891 [?]; Weekly)

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Traverse County Historical Society

601 1st Avenue South (mailing address)
Corner of Broadway Avenue and Trail Street (museum address)
Wheaton, MN 56296
320-563-8520

  • Browns Valley Historical Society

PO Box 13
Browns Valley, MN 56219
320-695-2312

  • Wheaton Community Library

901 1st Avenue North
Wheaton, MN 56296
320-563-8487 (phone)
320-563-8815 (fax)

  • Browns Valley Public Library

PO Box 307
15 3rd Street South
Browns Valley, MN 56219
320-695-2318 (phone)
320-695-2125 (fax)

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Traverse County, Minnesota page 369, 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).
  3. MNHS Library Catalogue; Traverse County Newspapers. http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/LXCL1JSLR7NUDY96BCCLBC2RACU75TTBTNA8IPDCBJESMUNPP8-92835?func=find-acc&amp;amp;amp;acc_sequence=081926536 (accessed November 9, 2011).