Welcome to Traverse County

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So, dust off those old scrapbooks you have in your attic, dig out those old newspapers, or anything else you feel is of interest to this County, and send them our way. We are looking for obituaries, newspaper stories, biographies, Birth, Death and Marriage records, as well as interesting newspaper tidbits from years gone past - the items YOU used to put together your family trees. If you have information that you'd like to share with us on the history of this county and its people, please
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We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for you.
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County Information

Founded February 20, 1862
Named for Lake Traverse
Seat Wheaton
Largest city Wheaton

This is Minnesota's smallest county by population



Arthur Township
Clifton Township
Croke Township
Dollymount Township
Folsom Township
Lake Valley Township
Leonardsville Township
Monson Township

Parnell Township
Redpath Township
Tara Township
Taylor Township
Tintah Township
Walls Township
Windsor Township

Browns Valley

Online Data

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

July 2013: Obits: Doheny, Gaulke, Johnson
Marriage Announcement: Wyckoff – La Laque
Bios: Bartlett, Dezotell, Satterlund

August 2012: Obit: Keppelberger
May 2012: Obit: Allen
Apr. 2012: Bio: Hellekson
Mar. 2012: Marriage: Zimmerman-Koebernick
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; Fire at Traverse; Crime News: Long
Jan 2012: 1870 Federal Census; 1880 Mortality Schedule, obit for FIHLING

Previous Updates:
County organization and description; list of cemeteries; Obit of Chief Renville


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