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County Information

Founded on Feb. 20, 1855 as Superior County and immediately had its name changed a couple of weeks later on March 3, 1855 to St. Louis County. A year later on March 1, 1856, St. Louis County became Lake County while Newton County to the west was renamed St. Louis County.

Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the area had long been inhabited by Native American groups. The principal Native American groups in the region were the Dakota (Sioux) and Ojibwe (also called Anishinabe or Chippewa). The economy of these groups was based on hunting, fishing and gathering, with wild rice being of particular importance. The first Europeans to explore the area were the French in the late 17th century, who were followed by trappers, fur traders, missionaries, and explorers. Beaver Bay was the first city in Lake County in 1855.
(wikipedia)

County Seat
Two Harbors

Cities

* Beaver Bay * Silver Bay * Two Harbors

Townships
* Beaver Bay * Crystal Bay * Fall Lake * Silver Creek * Stony River

Unincorporated Communities
* Alger * Castle Danger * Cramer * Darby Junction * East Beaver Bay * Finland * Highland (Marcy)
* Illgen City * Isabella * Knife River * Larsmont * Lauren * Lax Lake * Little Marais * McNair
* Murphy City * Norshore Junction * Sawbill Landing * Section Thirty * Silver Creek * Stewart
* Toimi * Waldo * Wales * York

Ghost Towns
* Avon * Avoy * Beaver * Britton * Buell * Case * Clark * Crystal * Drummond * Eclfo * Emetta
* Fernburg Tower * Forest Center * Freedom * Green * Greenwood Junction * Howlett * Jordan
* Kent * London * Malmota (Marmata) * Maple * Marble Lake * Moose * Morris * Murfin
* Nigadoo * North Branch * Riblet * Scott Junction * Section Thirty Mine * Silver * Splitrock
* Stafford * Summit * Swift * Thomas * Waldo Junction * Wanless * Westover * Whyte * Wolf

Unorganized
* Lake No. 1 * Lake No. 2


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Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Jan. 2014: Obits: Beckett, Bergerstedt, Carlson, Drewett, Erickson, Farmer, Glass, Gustafson (2), Kilbane, Kinsella, Kolovisto, Ljundggren, Lundeen, Ogle, Shea, Starlof, Towl
Marriages: Billingsley - Hartgartner; Brickley - Bagnell; Clapper - Bury; Davis - Mosher; Doerr - Overmire; Farmer - Schur; Frizell - Falk; Hastings - Johnson; Irwin - Truman; Morrison - Davis; Olson - Hedin; Oversvee - Holden; Radcliffe - Wilkes; Sjoquist - Anderson; Spurbeck - Headley

Jan. 2013: Obits: Anderson, Belland, Harris, Johnson, Moses, Strom, Sullivan, Warner
Marriages: Bissill - Baline; Coughlin - McDonald; Dorsey - Moulton; Magnuson - Nordskog; Martin - Glover; Miller - Flynn; Nystrom - Johnson; Strom - Elving; Weatherby - Pepin; Zavitz - Temple

Oct. 2012: Obit: Norlen
August 2012: Obit: Sullivan
July 2012: Bio: Bryan
June 2012: Obits: Cable, Herbert, Holm, Latta
May 2012: Bio: Barton
Apr. 2012: Bio: Dwan
Mar. 2012: 1860 Mortality Index
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List

Dec 2011: Marriage Announcements for GRIFFIN-CAREY; DORSEY-MOULTON; REIGART-MOULTON; RUST-GRIFFIN; WATERHOUSE-GRIFFIN; SCHREINER-GRIFFIN; Party news for MOULTON; obits for MOULTON

Index to 1860 and 1870 Federal Census; Transcription of 1865 State Census





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