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Down in the Valley of....

        Le Sueur County was part of the Big Woods and is nestled in the Minnesota River Valley.
The county seat is Le Center.
The county was created in 1853, when Minnesota was still a territory. Minnesota became a state in 1858.

Surname Websites
CousinsConnect - Le Sueur County  
Rootsweb/Ancestry Le Sueur Boards 
GenForum, Le Sueur Queries  
USGenWeb Archives



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Resources at Rootsweb (LeSueur County)
Townships Map
1874 Map of Le Sueur County (Rumsey Collection)
2006 MnDot Map of Le Sueur County (townships and section numbers)
Map of Cleveland (Rumsey Collection)
IGI Batch numbers for Le Sueur County (partial)
Le Sueur Cemeteries (Rootsweb)
Calvary Cemetery - Montgomery  (partial)
Trebon Cemetery - Shieldsville
St. Thomas Cemetery Plot Owners Map

Newspapers on microfilm at the Minnesota History Center

Extractions and Transcriptions
Churches in Le Sueur County
Geographic Name Finder
Look-ups from The Log Church in Derrynane
Look-ups from Montgomery: From the "Big Woods" to the "Kolacky Captial"
USA Land boundaries development
Death Certificate Index 1908-1996, MHS
Le Sueur Obituaries (hosted by USGenWeb)
Le Sueur Marriages (hosted by USGenWeb)
Linkpendium - Le Sueur
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Dalby Database
1857 Territorial Census (Selected names transcribed by D Peterson)
Access Genealogy  (some partial Minnesota Census Records)
Minnesota County Formation Maps
Ancestor Home:  St. Thomas Minnesota blog ~ contribute your family stories!
Family Search - Le Sueur, Minnesota
Minnesota Marriages Online



                    A Little History    


The Mayo Brothers - They fail to mention the Mayos started out  in Le Sueur!  
Mayo House  (MHS)    Mayo House
And how about that Giant
Le Sueur Tigers (men who served in the New Ulm Uprising)
Union Hill  (contact the author)
County Commissioners 1857-1915  
Some County Firsts  
Pioneer Power
Minnesota Place Names (MHS) Check out Le Sueur info!
Murder and Lynching in Le Sueur County 1858
First Minnesota Triplets in Cleveland Minnesota

      Le Sueur Peas       

Enjoy Some Views in Le Sueur County

Le Sueur County Historical Museum, Elysian         Le Sueur County Historical Society Museum   

                                               Le Sueur County Genealogy Museum (no link at this time)  Part of the Le Sueur County Historical Society Museum. 

                                               Scott County Historical Society - The Stans Museum: I have included the Stans Museum in Le Sueur County resources because they have the notes of Harold Albrecht who was the town genealogist for Belle Plaine and surrounding area.  He made copious notes about local families from information he found in the Belle Plaine Herald.   The Herald did a good job of covering townships in the northern part of Le Sueur County.  The museum also has some church records which include Le Sueur residents.  235 Fuller St. S., Shakopee.  Phone:  952-445-0378.  Open:  TWF, 9-4; Th, 9-8; Sa, 10-3.         

           Le Sueur Museum      The Schoolhouse Museum:  The Schoolhouse houses the Le Sueur branch of the Le Sueur County Historical Society.  The collection is not as extensive as the Elysian center, but it sometimes covers the northern part of the county better.  They have surname files, newspaper scrap books, and miscellaneous records.  They have tombstone inscriptions for the cemeteries in Le Sueur County done by John Dalby of Faribault.  The museum is located at 709 North Second St., Le Sueur, MN 56068.  Phone:  507-665-2050 Open:  TuWThSat 10 - 4:30; Friday 1-4:30.

Le Sueur Area Chamber of Commerce

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Counting began 12/11/99

 Last updated: 

July 14, 2018



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