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County Information

Name for Henry Clay, famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century.

It was originally called Breckenridge County, but changed to its current name in 1862

County Seat



Other Communities

Alliance Township
Barnesville Township
Cromwell Township
Eglon Township
Elkton Township
Elmwood Township
Felton Township
Flowing Township
Georgetown Township
Glyndon Township
Goose Prairie Township
Hagen Township
Hawley Township
Highland Grove Township
Holy Cross Township

Humboldt Township
Keene Township
Kragnes Township
Kurtz Township
Moland Township
Moorhead Township
Morken Township
Oakport Township
Parke Township
Riverton Township
Skree Township
Spring Prairie Township
Tansem Township
Ulen Township
Viding Township


* Oakport (CDP)

* Baker
* Dale
* Downer
* Kragnes
* Muskoda
* Rollag
* Rustad
* Winnipeg Junction

Online Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Dec. 2013: obit for Blanchard

Oct. 2013: Obits: Bell, Berseth, Blanchard, Burnham, Ford, Johnson, Kile, Lewis, Pomeroy, Ryan, Stanley, Titus
Marriages: Anderson - Vinje; Bergstrom - Guyzer; Brophy - La Valley; Davison - Evans; Grafsland - Kile; Griffith - Thorson; Krabbenhoft - Johnk; Leverson - Dahl; Mahoney - Colliton; Strahan - Barnard; Tims - Herrick; Wolner - Rath
Bios: Greene, Lovell, Nye, Roberts
School Records for 1909 and 1913

July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

May 2013: Obit: Mottet

Oct. 2012: Obits: Askegaard, Douglas, Fraser, Jones, North, Nye, Seidel, Sutton, Syverson, Woodner
July 2012: Bio: Busby
June 2012: Obit: Fay; Bios: Hanson, Hicks, McLaren, Sorkness, Thimens, White
May 2012: Bios: Anderson, Andrews, Ballard
Apr. 2012: Bios: Douglas, Egge, Eriksson, Frazee, Nye
Mar. 2012: Obits: Nitztorski, Norby, Poliski, Smveer; Bios: Clarke, Comstock, Hanson; Marriages: Chapman-McKay, Holte-Sand, Miler-Stenson
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; bios: Bogstad, Dahlby, Darrow, Dosland; Marriage: Triplet-Robinson

Previous Updates:
Marriage Announcements for CLOSE/WALKER; LIVDAHL/NOKKEN
Index to 1860 and 1870 Federal Census; 1865 State Census
Obits for DALEN, DIBLEY; various newspaper stories


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