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County Information

Founded March 6, 1868
Named for General Ulysses S. Grant
Seat: Elbow Lake
Largest city: Elbow Lake

County Seat
Elbow Lake



Delaware Township
Elbow Lake Township
Elk Lake Township
Erdahl Township
Gorton Township
Land Township
Lawrence Township
Lien Township

Logan Township
Macsville Township
North Ottawa Township
Pelican Lake Township
Pomme de Terre Township
Roseville Township
Sanford Township
Stony Brook Township

Elbow Lake

Online Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Dec. 2013: Obit: Coltice
Marriage:  Johnson - Weigle
Engagement: Lynne - Bjorge

July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

Dec. 2012: Obits: Belyea, Berg, Fritz, Schramm
Marriage: Bondy-Normann

May 2012: Obit: Hutton
Apr. 2012: Bio: Carpenter
Mar. 2012: Engagement: Richards-Mohagen; Bio: Hagen
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; County History (1917) Bio: Smith

Dec 2011: List of cemeteries; Graduating Class of 1915; crime news

Previous Updates:
Surnames in the 1870 Census


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