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County Information
Organized 1857

County Seat

Named for Reuben B. Carlton, settler

A portion of the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation is in the county.



Atkinson Township
Automba Township
Barnum Township
Beseman Township
Blackhoof Township
Eagle Township
Holyoke Township
Kalevala Township
Lakeview Township
Mahtowa Township

Moose Lake Township
Perch Lake Township
Silver Township
Silver Brook Township
Skelton Township
Split Rock Township
Thomson Township
Twin Lakes Township
Wrenshall Township

Kettle River
Moose Lake

Clear Creek
North Carlton

Online Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Oct. 2013: Obits: Beaulieu, Ehlert, Flynn, Johnson, Kelly, Kurkela, Larson, McFarland, Moffat, Oleson, Peacha, Peerson, Shore
Marriages: Anderson - Ryden; Bergquist - Malmquist; Blinn - Brower; Boyce - Diefiesne; Cartie - Lauzon; Hendricks - Atkinson; Hovland - Richter; Justice - Baldwin; Mayrand - Marlowe; Smith - Forman; Sprague - Young; Whitebird - Peneau
Bio: Allen

July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

Oct. 2012: Obits: Cassius, Dowdall, Geddes, Gillespie, Gonyea, Hanson, Peters,
Marriages: Ahlberg - Halberg; Carlson - Johnson; Dodge - Harroldson; Jackson - Durfee; Kahring - Hennes; Klatt - Jacobs; Lambert - Gulbramson; Matton - Johnson;
Morris - Woldhoff; Olson - Sakrisson; Spadafora - Peterson
Birth Announcements: Gillespie, Schulz, Wallace, Widell

Sept 2012: Obit:

August 2012: Obits: Cain, Gilbert, Hanson, Holm; Marriage: Fox - Gillespie

July 2012: Bio: Case; Obit: Swanson

June 2012: Obits: Anderson, Froggatt, Jaunklia, Josselyn, Matte, Spencer

May 2012: Obit: Poling; Bio: Anderson; marriage: Bruff-Nelson

Apr. 2012: Bio: Green

Mar. 2012: 1880 Mortality Index; Forest Fire (1918); Obits: Makie, Nelson, Osborne, Ratican, Wieck; Bios: Coleman, Haisch; Marriage: Lemata-Snelman

Feb. 2012: 1935 & 1936 Birth Indexes; 1908-1910 Death Indexes; obits page; birth - Gibson; WW2 Army Honor List; bio: Bolin

Dec 2011: Death Record for FEYMA

Previous Updates:
1860 Federal Census; 1865 State Census


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