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County Information

Founded September 1, 1851
Named for Chisago Lake
County Seat: Center City
Largest city: North Branch



Amador Township
Chisago Lake Township
Fish Lake Township
Franconia Township
Lent Township
Nessel Township
Rushseba Township
Shafer Township
Sunrise Township
Wyoming Township

Center City
Chisago City
North Branch
Rush City
Taylors Falls

Online Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Oct. 2013: Obits: Burgam, Dresser
World War I Memorial Bios: Anderson, Belden, Bengston (2), Christenson, Clover, Dahlquist, Daly, Ekstrom, Erlandson, Ekstrom, Gustafson (2), Hawkinson, Holmgren, Hultman, Johnson, Larson, Leaf, Linnell, Lyon, Masson, Mattson, Medin, Melin, Nelson, Palmer, Peterson (4), Robinson, Sederberg, Simpson, Stromgren, Swenson, Wilcox, Williams

July 2013: Obit: Cole; 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

Oct. 2012: Obits: Hultquist, Johnson, Modan, Nelson, Norlen, Ruppe, Stannard, Stark
Marriages: Anderson - Bloom; Anderson - Peterson; Hanson - Mortenson; Malmquist - Peterson; Moberg - Williams; Nelson - Johnson

May 2012: Akerson

Apr. 2012: Bio: Elmquist

Mar. 2012: 1880 Mortality Index; Obit: Weiss

Feb 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; Newspaper account of Hanging of George Kelley; Bios: Berg, Christensen, Shaleen

Dec 2011: Gossip news for NELSON; community news for WILCOX; Obit for CROUGHAN; Crime news for HALLBURG

Previous Updates:
News Article - Forest Fires in 1894; List of Cemeteries


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