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When was Polk County, MN Created?
Polk County was created on July 20, 1858 (Organized in 1879) from Pembina County. The county was named in honor of James K. Polk (1795-1849), member of Congress from Tennessee, 1825-39; governor of Tennessee, 1839-41; president of the United States, 1845-49. On his last day in office, Polk approved the act of Congress which organized the Minnesota Territory.
What counties are adjacent to Polk County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Marshall County (north), Pennington County (northeast), Red Lake County (northeast), Clearwater County (east), Mahnomen County (southeast), Norman County (south), Traill County, North Dakota (southwest), Grand Forks County, North Dakota (west).
What cities and towns are in Polk County, MN?
Cities and towns located in the County include Beltrami, Climax, Crookston, East Grand Forks, Erskine, Fertile, Fisher, Fosston, Gully, Lengby, McIntosh, Mentor, Nielsville, Trail, Winger.
Where can find Polk County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Polk County vital records can be found at the Minnesota Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth resords from 1900 and death records from 1908. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Minnesota for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Polk County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Minnesota Birth Certificate and Death Certificates Applications to mail.
What Polk County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Polk County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Polk Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Polk Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Polk Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.
Polk Co. territorial and state censuses exist for the years 1849-1905.. There is free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Minnesota Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Polk County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Polk County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Minnesota Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Polk County, MN?
A list of Polk County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Minnesota Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Polk County, MN Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Polk County, MN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Polk County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is simply a list which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.