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  • Adair County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 31, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Cass County.
    Established:  15-Jan-1851
    County Seat:  Greenfield, Iowa

    County history - Adair County is named in honor of John Adair (1757 1840), a general during the War of 1812 and the 6th Governor of Kentucky.

    Adair Courthouse
    GHLL Adair County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Adair County, IA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Adair County Anquestors Genealogy Society / Greenfield, IA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Adair County Heritage Museum / Greenfield, IA)
    7. US/IAGenWeb site - Adair County Archives
    8. US/IAGenWeb - Adair County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Adair County Recorder, Greenfield, IA 50849-1290.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Guthrie County (north), Madison County (east), Union County (southeast),
             Adams County (southwest), Cass County (west).

        History of Adair and Guthrie County - 1884, Iowa.
        History of Adair County - 1915, Iowa.

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    Census Information:
  • 1860 Census

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  • Adams County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 26, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Pottawattamie Taylor County, 15-Jan-1851.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1853
    County Seat:  Corning, Iowa

    County history - Adams County is named in honor of John Adams (October 30, 1735 - July 4, 1826), an American politician and political philosopher and the second President of the United States (1797-1801), after being the first Vice President of the United States (1789-1797) for two terms. He was one of the most influential Founding Fathers of the United States.

    Adams Courthouse
    1. Adams County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Adams County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Adams County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Adams County Genealogical Society
          % Public Library, 603 9th Street
          Corning IA 50841-1034

    4. Adams County - US/IAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Adams County - US/IAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Adams County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Adams County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Adams County Recorder, Box 28,k 500 Ninth Street, Corning, IA 50841.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.



  • Allamakee County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 19, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Sac and Fox Indian lands [Northwest Territory].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1847
    County Seat:  Waukon, Iowa

    County history - Two theories exist regarding the name of the county. They are:  1. Named for an Indian chief, and 2. David Umstead, in the Legislature from this unorganized portion of the state, gave the county its present title. "An old friend of Umstead was Allen Magee, an Indian trader, who was familiarly known to the Winnebago tribes, and, in their guttural dialect, called Al-ma-gee. Calling to mind this fact, Mr. Umstead, caused the name "Allamakee" to be inserted in the organizing act, and it was thus legalized."

    Allamakee Courthouse
    1. Allamakee County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Allamakee County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Allamakee County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Allamakee County Historical Society & Museum / Waukon, IA)
    4. Allamakee County - US/IAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Allamakee County - US/IAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Allamakee County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Allamakee County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Allamakee County Recorder, 110 Allamakee St., Waukon, IA 52172.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.


      Census Information:
    9. 1850 Census - Index (T) - (4 pages)


  • Appanoose County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 19, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Sac and Fox Indian lands [Northwest Territory].
    Established:  13-Jan-1846
    County Seat:  Centerville, Iowa   Note:  The name Chaldea was later changed to Senterville, in honor of Governor Senter, of Tennessee. The spelling was changed and the county seat is currently Centerville.

    County history - Appanoose County is named in honor of Chief of the Sac and the Fox Indian tribes who headed the peace party during the Black Hawk War. Appanoose means "A Chief When a Child."

    Appanoose Courthouse
    1. Appanoose County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Appanoose County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Appanoose County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Appanoose County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 684
          Centerville, IA 52544-0684

    4. Appanoose County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Appanoose County Historical Society / Centerville, IA)
    5. Appanoose County - US/OHGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Appanoose County - US/OHGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Appanoose County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Appanoose County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Vital Records - Appanoose County Clerk, County Courthouse, Centerville, IA 52544.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.


      Census Information:
    10. 1850 Census - Census (T) - (4 pages).


  • Audubon County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 25, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Black Hawk and Cass Counties.
    Established:  15-Jan-1851
    County Seat:  Audubon, Iowa

    County history - Audubon County is named in honor of John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 - January 27, 1851), a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter. He painted, catalogued, and described the birds of North America in a form far superior to what had gone before. He was born in Haiti and raised in France.

    Audubon Courthouse
    1. Audubon County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Audubon County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Audubon County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Audubon County Genealogical Society / Audubon, IA)
    4. Audubon County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Audubon County Historical Society & Museum / Audubon, IA)
    5. Audubon County - US/IAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Audubon County - US/IAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Audubon County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Audubon County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Vital Records - Audubon County Clerk Recorder, County Courthouse, Audubon, IA 50025.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.



  • Benton County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 8, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Sac and Fox Indian lands [Northwest Territory].
    Established:  01-May-1843
    County Seat:  Vinton, Iowa

    County history - Benton County is named in honor of Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri.

    Benton Courthouse
    GHLL Benton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Benton County, IA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Benton County Genealogical Society / Belle Plaine, IA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Benton County Historical Society / Vinton, IA)
    7. US/IAGenWeb site - Benton County Archives
    8. US/IAGenWeb - Benton County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Benton County Clerk, P.O. Box 719, Vinton, IA 52349.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Black Hawk County (northwest), Buchanan County (northeast), Linn County
             (east), Iowa County (south), Tama County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) - Benton County, Iowa 1850 Federal Census Surname Index.
        1850 Census (T) - for the Benton County, IAGenWeb Project and the USGenWeb Census Project.
        1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Benton County (Index: 6 pages / Text: 18 pages).


  • Black Hawk County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 19, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Delaware County, xx-Feb-1843.
    Established:  17-Aug-1853
    County Seat:  Waterloo, Iowa

    County history - It is believed that Black Hawk County and the Cedar River which flows through it, were named by Lt. Zebulon Pike; the county of Chief Black Hawk, head of the Sac and Fox Indians and the river because of the large number of Red Cedar on its banks.

    Black Hawk Courthouse
    1. Black Hawk County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Black Hawk County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Black Hawk County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Black Hawk County - US/IAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Black Hawk County - US/IAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Black Hawk County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Black Hawk County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. County Vital Records - Black Hawk Recorder, 316 East 5th Street, Room 208, Waterloo, IA 50703-4712.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.

      Census Information:
    9. 1850 Census (T) - County Census (one page).


  • Bremer County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American Lands and Winnebago County.
    Established:  15-Jan-1851
    County Seat:  Waverly, Iowa

    County history - Bremer County is named in honor of Fredrika Bremer (1801 1865), Swedish poet and author.

    Bremer Courthouse
    1. Bremer County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Bremer County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Bremer County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Bremer County Genealogical Society / Waverly, IA)
    4. Bremer County - US/IAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Bremer County - US/IAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Bremer County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Bremer County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Bremer County Recorder, 415 E. Bremer Avenue, P.O. Box 328, Waverly, IA 50677.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.

      Census Information:
    9. 1870 Census (T) - Federal Census Bremer County, Iowa (Various townships: 8 Files)


  • Buchanan County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Delaware County and Wisconsin Territory.
    Established:  21-Dec-1837
    County Seat:  Independence, Iowa

    County history - Buchanan County is named in honor of James Buchanan, Jr. (April 23, 1791  June 1, 1868) was the 15th President of the United States from 1857 1861 and the last to be born in the 18th century. To date he is the only president from the state of Pennsylvania and the only one to have never married.

    Buchanan Courthouse
    GHLL Buchanan County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Buchanan County, IA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Buchanan County Genealogical Society / Independence, IA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Buchanan County Historical Society / Independence, IA)
    7. US/IAGenWeb site - Buchanan County Archives
    8. US/IAGenWeb - Buchanan County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Buchanan County Clerk of District Court, 210 5th Avenue NE, Independence, IA 50644.
               Note:  Clerk of District Court has birth, death record from 1880, marriage records from 1848, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1845.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):  Fayette County (north), Clayton County (northeast), Delaware County (east),
             Linn County (southeast), Benton County (southwest), Black Hawk County (west), Bremer County (northwest).

    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, Buchanan County (Text: 1 page).


  • Calhoun County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  May 2, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American lands (then named Fox County).
    Established:  15-Jan-1851
    County Seat:  Rockwell City, Iowa

    County history - In 1851, when the western half of Iowa organized, the name of Fox was given to the county. The Sac and Fox Indians had lived in the area, and, accordingly, the county west of Calhoun was named Sac in honor of the Indians. A friend of former U.S. Vice President John Caldwell Calhoun (1825 1832), did not like the name Fox, so the Iowa Legislature changed the name to Calhoun in 1853.

    Calhoun Courthouse
    1. Calhoun County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Calhoun County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Calhoun County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Calhoun County Historical Society
          858 Lake
          Rockwell City, IA 50579

    4. Calhoun County - US/IAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Calhoun County - US/IAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Calhoun County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Calhoun County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Calhoun Recorder, 416 Fourth Street Suite 3, Calhoun County Courthouse, Rockwell City, IA 50579.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Society & Museum of Rockwell City / Rockwell City, IA)


  • Carroll County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 22, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Pottawattamie County.
    Established:  15-Jan-1851
    County Seat:  Carroll, Iowa

    County history - Carroll County is named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Maryland, the only Roman Catholic and longest-living signer of the Declaration of Independence.
             In 1855, the county government was established in Carrolton and in 1858, the first courthouse was built. In 1869, the seat was moved to Carroll City (today Carroll) which was centrally located and connected to the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. The courthouse was destroyed in 1886 by fire. The present courthouse was erected in 1965. However the courthouse is set to undergo construction in the near future.

    Carroll Courthouse
    1. Carroll County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Carroll County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Carroll County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Carroll County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 52
          Carroll, IA

    4. Carroll County - US/IAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Carroll County - US/IAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Carroll County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Carroll County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Carroll County Clerk, P.O. Box 867, Carroll, IA 51401-0867.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.


  • Cass County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 23, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Pottawattamie County.
    Established:  15-Jan-1851
    County Seat:  Atlantic, Iowa

    County history - Cass County is named in honor of Lewis Cass (October 9, 1782 - June 17, 1866) was an American military officer and politician. During his long political career, Cass served as a governor of the Michigan Territory, an American ambassador, and a U.S. Senator representing Michigan. He was the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States in 1848 (unsucessful) and a leading supporter of the Doctrine of Popular Sovereignty, which would have allowed indidividual states to determine whether to make slavery legal instead of entirely restricting its expansion.

    Cass Courthouse
    1. Cass County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cass County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Cass County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Cass County Genealogical Society / Atlantic, IA)
    4. Cass County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Cass County Historical Society & Museum / Griswold, IA)
    5. Cass County - US/IAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Cass County - US/IAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Cass County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Cass County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Vital Records - Cass County Clerk, 7th Street Courthouse, Atlantic, IA 50022.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.

      Census Information:
    10. 1030 Census (T) - Federal Census, Cass County, ED15-01 (Text: 2 pages).


  • Cedar County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 27, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Wisconsin Territory.
    Established:  21-Dec-1837
    County Seat:  Tipton, Iowa

    County history - Cedar County is named for the Red Cedar River in Minnesota and Iowa which is named after the juniper (also called " red cedar ") trees growing there. The surrounding region is known officially as the Cedar River Valley, however it is more commonly referred to simply as the Cedar Valley.

    Cedar Courthouse
    1. Cedar County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cedar County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Cedar County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Cedar County Genealogical Society / Tipton, IA)
    4. Cedar County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Cedar County Historical Society / Tipton, IA)
    5. Cedar County - US/IAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Cedar County - US/IAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Cedar County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Cedar County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Vital Records - Cedar County Clerk, 400 Cedar Street, Tipton, IA 52772-1752.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.

    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum / West Branch, IA)

      Census Information:
    11. 1840 Census (T) - Federal Census, Cedar County (Text: 2 pages).


  • Chickasaw County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  May 9, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Fayette County.
    Established:  15-Jan-1851
    County Seat:  New Hampton, Iowa

    County history - Chickasaw County is named in honor of Chickasaw Native American tribe.

    Chickasaw Courthouse
    GHLL Chickasaw County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Chickasaw County, Iowa Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Chickasaw County Genealogical Society / New Hampton, IA)
    6. US/IAGenWeb site - Chickasaw County Archives
    7. US/IAGenWeb - Chickasaw County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Chickasaw County Clerk, Prospect Street, New Hampton, IA 50659.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Howard County (north), Winneshiek County (northeast), Fayette County
             (southeast), Bremer County (south), Butler County (southwest), Floyd
                County
    (west), Mitchell County (northwest).

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  • Clarke County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  May 2, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Lucas County.
    Established:  15-Jan-1851
    County Seat:  Osceola, Iowa

    County history - Clarke County is named in honor of James Clarke (July 5, 1812  July 28, 1850), the third Governor of Iowa Territory (1845 1846) being appointed to the office, as a Democrat, by President James Polk.

    Clarke Courthouse
    1. Clarke County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Clarke County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Clarke County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Clarke County Genealogical Society / Osceola, IA)
    4. Clarke County - US/IAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Clarke County - US/IAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Clarke County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Clarke County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Clarke County Clerk, 117½ South Main Street, Osceola, IA 50213-1299.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.

    9. Clarke County - Family genealogy (Marquis and Rook)

      Census Information:
    10. 1850 Census (T) - Federal Census Clarke County (Text: 1 page).


  • Clay County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 30, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American territorial lands.
    Established:  15-Jan-1851
    County Seat:  Spencer, Iowa

    County history - Clay County is named in honor of Henry Clay, Jr. (April 10, 1811 - February 23, 1847), an American soldier-officer in the Mexican-American War and statesman from Kentucky. He was the second son of Senator and Congressman Henry Clay and Lucretia Hart.

    Clay Courthouse
    1. Clay County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Clay County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Clay County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Clay County - US/IAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Clay County - US/IAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Clay County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Clay County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Clay County Clerk, P.O. Box 4104, Spencer, IA 51301-0604.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.


  • Clayton County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 30, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Dubuque County and Wisconsin Territory.
    Established:  21-Dec-1837
    County Seat:  Elkader, Iowa

    County history - Clayton County is named in honor of John Middleton Clayton (1796-1856), a U.S. senator and later, cabinet member (Secretary of State under President Zachary Taylor) from Delaware, who assisted in the passage of the Wisconsin Territorial bill.

    Clayton Courthouse
    1. Clayton County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Clayton County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Clayton County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Clayton County Genealogical Society / Elkader, IA)
    4. Clayton County - US/IAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Clayton County - US/IAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Clayton County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Clayton County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Clayton County Clerk-Recorder, 111 High Street, Elkader, IA 52043.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.

      Census Information:
    9. 1840 Census (T) - Federal Census, Clayton County (Text: 1 page).


  • Clinton County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  May 2, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Dubuque County and Wisconsin Territory.
    Established:  21-Dec-1837
    County Seat:  Clinton, Iowa

    County history - Clinton County is named in honor of DeWitt Clinton (1769 1828), Governor of New York.

    Clinton Courthouse
    1. Clinton County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Clinton County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Clinton County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Clinton County Gateway Genealogical Society / Clinton, IA)
    4. Clinton County - US/IAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Clinton County - US/IAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Clinton County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Clinton County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Clinton County Recorder/Registrar, P.O. Box 157, Clinton, IA 52732-0157.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.

      Census Information:
    9. 1840 Census (T) - Federal Census, Clinton County (Text: 1 page).


  • Crawford County, Iowa —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 30, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Shelby County.
    Established:  15-Jan-1851
    County Seat:  Denison, Iowa

    County history - Crawford County is named in honor of William Harris Crawford (February 24, 1772 - September 15, 1834), an American politician and judge during the early 19th century. He served as United States Secretary of War from 1815 to 1816 and United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1816 to 1825, and was a candidate for President of the United States in 1824.

    Crawford Courthouse
    1. Crawford County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Crawford County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Crawford County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Crawford County Genealogical Society / Denison, IA)
    4. Crawford County - US/IAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Crawford County - US/IAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Crawford County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Crawford County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Crawford County Clerk, P.O. Box 546, Denison, IA 51442-0546.
               Note:  Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from the State Office in Des Moines and NOT at the County Clerk's
               office.


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