Welcome to Cook County

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County Information

Named for Maj. Michael Cook, officer killed in the Civil War
The Grand Portage Indian Reservation is entirely within the county.

Lutsen Township * Schroeder Township * Tofte Township

Grand Marais (County Seat)

East Cook * Grand Portage * West Cook

Online Data


Church Histories / Records

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Oct. 2013: 1880 Federal Census; 1890 Veteran Schedule for Grand Marais & Rademeyer
Obits: Carhart, Small

Oct. 2012: Obits: Barker, Carter, Dahlstrom, Lundin, Miller, Robertson
Birth Announcements: Johnson, Murphy

August 2012: Obit: Anderson

Mar. 2012: 1880 Mortality Index; Obit: Korntved

Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; Death Index 1908-1930

Dec 2011: Death certificates for KORNTVED, WONSER; list of cemeteries

Previous Updates:
1895 Fire Wardens


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