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County Information

Cass County was created on September 1, 1851 by the legislature of the Minnesota Territory from portions of Dakota, Mahkatah, Pembina and Wahnata Counties. It was not formally organized until 1897.

The county was named in honor of Lewis Cass, of Michigan, who was territorial governor, U.S. senator, secretary of war and secretary of state
A portion of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation is in the county.
Its county seat is Walker.



 Ansel Township
Barclay Township
Becker Township
Beulah Township
Birch Lake Township
Blind Lake Township
Boy Lake Township
Boy River Township
Bull Moose Township
Bungo Township
Byron Township
Crooked Lake Township
Deerfield Township
Fairview Township
Gould Township
Hiram Township
Home Brook Township
Inguadona Township
Kego Township
Leech Lake Township
Lima Township
Loon Lake Township
Maple Township
May Township
McKinley Township

 Meadow Brook Township
Moose Lake Township
Otter Tail Peninsula Township
Pike Bay Township
Pine Lake Township
Pine River Township
Ponto Lake Township
Poplar Township
Powers Township
Remer Township
Rogers Township
Salem Township
Shingobee Township
Slater Township
Smoky Hollow Township
Sylvan Township
Thunder Lake Township
Torrey Township
Trelipe Township
Turtle Lake Township
Wabedo Township
Walden Township
Wilkinson Township
Wilson Township
Woodrow Township

Boy River
Cass Lake
Chickamaw Beach
East Gull Lake
Federal Dam
Lake Shore
Motley (part)
Pine River

North Cass
North Central Cass
East Cass

 Online Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Oct. 2013: Obits: Chapin, Colwell, Cota, Fosvig, Hurley, Keefe, Lessard, Martin, McKinnon, McNabb, Webber
Marriages: Beatty - Lunney; Burfield - Olson; Donnery - Pouliote; Eltrich - Lampkin; Fleming - Hanson; Giving - Mohler; Hanson - Schumacher; Hourigan - Witting; Metzler - Senger; Muir - Lauxon; Pochum - Pfremmer; Schonecht - Neils; Thomas - Daniels;  Webster - Hartman

July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

June 2012: Obit: Lydick
Apr. 2012: Bio: Gilbert
Mar. 2012: 1880 Mortality Index; Obits: Greenough, Hodgson, Nelson; Bio: Harding; Marriage: Meloy-Howard
Feb. 2012: Marriage: Dalager-Hovland; WW2 Army Honor List; Bios: Dare, Davis, Dumas
Jan 2012: Court news
Dec 2011: Obit for Chief Bemidji; Marriage ann. for SCHNMIDT-NEILS; death certificates for NEILS, Katzenmaier

Previous Updates:
Marriage Announcement for COSNED-DUNCAN; Index to 1860 Federal Census; 1865 State Census;
Pension of Ed Harris; Cemeteries


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