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County Information

Founded May 23, 1857
Named for Henry Martin or Morgan Lewis Martin
Seat Fairmont
Largest city Fairmont

Parent County: Faribault, Brown



Cedar Township
Center Creek Township
East Chain Township
Elm Creek Township
Fairmont Township
Fox Lake Township
Fraser Township
Galena Township
Jay Township
Lake Belt Township

Lake Fremont Township
Manyaska Township
Nashville Township
Pleasant Prairie Township
Rolling Green Township
Rutland Township
Silver Lake Township
Tenhassen Township
Waverly Township
Westford Township

Ormsby (part)

Online Data

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

1890 Veterans Schedules

Website Updates:
Feb. 2014: Bios: Cass, Rice, Voreis - transcribed by Vicki Bryan

July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
Feb. 2013: 1890 Veterans Schedules for Cedar & Galena Townships, Elm Creek, Fox Lake, Fraser Township, Lake Fremont, Mineota, Pleasant Prairie & Rolling Green
Obits: Deane, Lester, Neal, Nelson, Schrooten
Marriage: King - Anderson

Sept. 2012: Bio: Fancher
August 2012: Obit: Keitzer
Apr. 2012: Bio: Day
Mar. 2012: Martin County in World War I
Feb. 2012: 1857 Territorial Census; WW2 Army Honor List; Death Indexes 1908-1915; Marriages; 1840-1889 Birth & Christenings Index; 1935-1937 Birth Records; Obits: Brodt, Gjertsen, Hayworth, Hugdahl, Lund, McHench, Richter, Wade, Wohlhuter
Jan 2012: List of Cemeteries

Previous Updates:
1860 Federal Census Index


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