Pine County Minnesota Genealogy and History

Pine County, Minnesota

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County Information
Created March 1, 1856
Named for the many white and Norway pine trees that once grew there.
A portion of the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation is in the county.
Pine County was organized on March 1, 1856
Chisago County was primary parent county.
Other portions of Pine County originated from Ramsey County.
Original county seat was Chengwatana.

In 1857, Buchanan County in full and southern portions of Aitkin and Carlton counties were formed from the original Pine County, with Kanabec County organized a year later. In 1861, Buchanan County was dissolved and folded back into Pine County. Pine County was re-organized in 1872, with Pine City becoming the new county seat.

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Cities and Towns
Askov, Brook Park, Bruno, Denham, Finlayson, Henriette, Hinckley, Kerrick, Pine City, Rock Creek, Rutledge, Sandstone, Sturgeon Lake, Willow River

Unincorporated Communities
Beroun, Cloverdale, Cloverton, Duquette, Duxbury, Ellson, Friesland, Greeley, Groningen, Kingsdale, Lake Lena, Markville, Mission Creek, Nickerson, Pokegama, West Rock

Ghost Towns
Belden, Banning, Big Spring, Blomskog, Chengwatana, Danewood, Eaglehead, Harlis, Midway, Milburn, Outflow, Tozer Camp, Villstad, Wareham

Arlone, Arna, Barry, Birch Creek, Bremen, Brook Park, Bruno, Chengwatana, Clover, Crosby, Danforth, Dell Grove, Finlayson, Fleming, Hinckley, Kerrick, Kettle River, Mission Creek, Munch, New Dosey, Nickerson, Norman, Ogema, Park, Partridge, Pine City, Pine Lake, Pokegama, Royalton, Sandstone, Sturgeon Lake, Wilma, Windemere

Online Data

Biographies Births
Cemeteries Census
Churches Court & Legal
Deaths Directories
Families Forest Fires
History Marriages
Military Newspapers
Obituaries People
Public Officials and Politicians Schools
Wills and Probate  

Website Updates

JUNE 2018
MARRIAGES: County Marriage Records 1871-1880
OBITS: Jens Jensen
CHURCHES: 1914-Danish Lutheran Church
OFFICIALS: News-William H. Lamson, W. S. Ervin
OFFICIALS: Rosters-1892 Official Roster
NEWS-BITS: Bits and Pieces - Local Residents
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Mrs. A. Gravesen, John H. Hawley
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1914-Askov Fair, 1914-County Fair
NEWS-VISIT/RELOCATE: Mrs. Jorgen Petersen
NEWS-BIRTHDAYS: Mrs. A. Gravesen

MARCH 2018
BIOS: Fred L. Dennie, Douglas Greeley, Henry J. Rath
WILLS: F. Grandzwiski.
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Business Directory and Gazetteer
OFFICIALS: 1878 County Officials

MILITARY: Soldiers - James L. Kopacek
MILITARY: WWI Casualty News - Theodore Hollenbeck, Jens H. Jensen, William A. Lubrecht
OBITS: Rose McKenzie
NEWS-CRIME: Stephen Forster/Foster
FAMILIES: Stanislaus Forster Family
PEOPLE: Gustave Bretain submitted by Robin Line

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