Iowa County History and Listings

Iowa County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Iowa has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Adair
400 Public Sq., Box L, Greenfield, IA 50849
(641) 743-2445
http://iagenweb.org/adair
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Pottawattamie
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1854, District Court
Divorce: 1852, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1852, District Court
Court: 1852, District Court
Notes: Attached to Pottawattamie and Cass counties prior to organization May 6, 1854.

Adams
500 Ninth St., Box 484, Corning, IA 50841
(641) 322-4711
http://www.adamscountyia.com
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Pottawattamie
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1855, District Court
Divorce: 1910, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1853, County Recorder
Probate: 1868, District Court
Court: 1857, District Court
Notes: Organized March 7, 1853.

Allamakee
110 Allamakee St., Box 248, Waukon, IA 52172
(563) 568-3813
http://www.co.allamakee.ia.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1847
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1845, County Recorder
Divorce: 1852, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Land: 1851, County Recorder
Probate: 1854, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1852, Clerk of Courts
Naturalization: 1849, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Attached to Clayton County prior to March 6, 1849.

Appanoose
Box 400, Centerville, IA 52544
(641) 856-6101
http://www.appanoosecounty.net
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1843
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1846, District Court
Divorce: 1847, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1850, County Recorder
Probate: 1847, District Court
Court: 1847, District Court
Military: 1850, County Recorder
Notes: Attached to Davis and Van Buren counties prior to Aug. 3, 1846. Clerk of District Court has Naturalization records 1868-1953.

Audubon
318 Leroy St. #6, Audubon, IA 50025
(712) 563-4275
http://www.auduboncounty.com
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Pottawattamie
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1856, District Court
Divorce: 1867, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1853, County Recorder
Probate: 1855District Court
Court: 1861, District Court
Burial: 1880,District Court
Notes: Attached to Cass County prior to July 9, 1855.

Bancroft
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Attached to Boone County. Eliminated Jan. 24, 1855 and absorbed by Kossuth County.

Benton
111 E. Fourth St., Box 719, Vinton, IA 52349
(319) 472-2766
http://www.bentoncountyiowa.com
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1837
Parent county: Dubuque
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1851, District Court
Divorce: 1900, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1846, District Court
Probate: 1872, District Court
Court: 1850, District Court
Burial: 1880, District Court
Notes: Attached to Jackson and Linn counties before March 1, 1846.

Black Hawk
316 E. Fifth St., Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 833-3331
http://www.co.black-hawk.ia.us
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1843
Parent county: Buchanan
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1853, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1853, District Court
Probate: 1880, District Court
Notes: Attached to Buchanan, Benton and Delaware counties prior to Aug. 17, 1853.

Boone
201 State St., Boone, IA 50036
(515) 433-0561
http://www.co.boone.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1846
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1851, District Court
Divorce: 1900, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1849, County Recorder
Probate: 1850, District Court
Court: 1851, District Court
Naturalization: 1867, District Court
School: 1889, District Court
Notes: Attached to Polk and Linn counties prior to Oct. 1, 1849.

Bremer
415 E. Bremer Ave., Box 328, Waverly, IA 50677
(319) 352-5661
http://iagenweb.org/bremer
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1800, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1853, County Recorder
Divorce: 1852, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1800, County Recorder
Land: 1852, County Recorder
Probate: N/A, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1853, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Attached to Buchanan County prior to Aug. 15, 1853.

Buchanan
210 Fifth Ave. NE, Box 259, Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-2196
http://www.co.buchanan.ia.us
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1837
Parent county: Dubuque
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1848, District Court
Divorce: 1845, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1845, District Court
Court: 1845, District Court
Notes: Attached to Dubuque and Delaware counties prior to Oct. 4, 1847.

Buena Vista
215 E. Fifth St., Box 1186, Storm Lake, IA 50588
(712) 749-2546
http://www.co.buena-vista.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1877, District Court
Divorce: 1877, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1869, District Court
Probate: 1880, District Court
Court: 1877, District Court
Notes: Attached to Woodbury County prior to Nov. 20, 1858.

Buncombe
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: See Lyon County. Name changed to Lyon Sept. 11, 1862.

Butler
428 Sixth St., Box 307, Allison, IA 50602
(319) 267-2487
http://www.butlercoiowa.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1854, District Court
Divorce: 1861, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1854, District Court
Probate: 1864, District Court
Court: 1861, District Court
Notes: Attached to Buchanan and Black Hawk counties prior to Oct. 2, 1854.

Calhoun
Box 273, Rockwell City, IA 50579
(712) 297-8122
http://www.calhouncountyiowa.com
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1857, District Court
Divorce: 1906, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1880, District Court
Court: 1872, District Court
Burial: 1900, District Court
Notes: Formerly Fox County. Name changed to Calhoun Jan. 22, 1853. Attached to Greene and Boone counties before Nov. 7, 1855.

Carroll
Sixth and Main Streets, Box 867, Carroll, IA 51401
(712)792-4327
http://www.co.carroll.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Pottawattamie
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1855, District Court
Divorce: 1923, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1858, District Court
Tax: 1934, District Court
Court: 1871, District Court
Naturalization: 1873, District Court
Notes: Attached to Shelby and Guthrie counties prior to Aug. 17, 1855.

Cass
5 W. Seventh St., Atlantic, IA 50022
(712) 243-2105
http://www.casscountyiowa.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Pottawattamie
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1853, District Court
Divorce: 1906, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1870, District Court
Court: 1865, District Court
Notes: Organized March 7, 1853.

Cedar
400 Cedar St., Box 111, Tipton, IA 52772
(563) 886-2101
http://www.cedarcounty.org
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1837
Parent county: Dubuque
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1841, County Recorder
Divorce: 1850, District Court
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Land: 1838, County Recorder
Probate: 1839, District Court
Court: 1839, District Court
Burial: 1880, County Recorder

Cerro Gordo
220 N. Washington Ave., Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 424-6431
http://www.co.cerro-gordo.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1855, County Recorder
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Land: 1882, County Recorder
Probate: 1857, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1880, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Attached to Floyd County prior to Dec. 29, 1855.

Cherokee
520 W. Main St., Cherokee, IA 51012
(712) 225-6744
http://www.cherokeecountyiowa.com
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1859, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1859, District Court
Court: 1872, District Court
Land: 1856, District Court
Notes: Attached to Woodbury County prior to Oct. 2, 1858. Clerk of District Court has some cemetery records.

Chickasaw
8 E. Prospect St., Box 467, New Hampton, IA 50659
(641) 394-2106
http://www.chickasawcoia.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1853, County Recorder
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Land: 1851, County Recorder
Probate: 1854, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1865, Clerk of Courts
Naturalization: 1880, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Attached to Fayette County prior to Sept. 12, 1853.

Clarke
100 S. Main, Osceola, IA 50213
(641) 342-6096
http://www.clarkecountyia.org
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1846
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1852, District Court
Divorce: 1905, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1849, County Recorder
Probate: 1865, District Court
Court: 1865, District Court
Notes: Attached to Lucas and Kishkekosh counties prior to Aug. 21, 1851.

Clay
215 W. Fourth St., Spencer, IA 51301
(712) 262-4335
http://www.co.clay.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1864, District Court
Divorce: 1906, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1858, District Court
Probate: 1871, District Court
Court: 1869, District Court
Notes: Attached to Woodbury County prior to Oct. 15, 1858.

Clayton
111 High St. NE, Elkader, IA 52043
(563) 245-2204
http://www.claytoncountyiowa.net
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1837
Parent county: Dubuque
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1850, District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Land: 1839, County Recorder
Probate: 1840, District Court
Court: 1840, District Court
Naturalization: 1858, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has death records 1880-1921 and from 1941.

Clinton
612 N. Second St., Box 2957, Clinton, IA 52732
(563) 243-6210
http://www.clintoncounty-ia.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1837
Parent county: Dubuque
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1840, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1840, County Recorder
Probate: 1840, District Court
Court: 1851, District Court
Notes: Attached to Scott County prior to Jan. 5, 1841. Clerk of District Court has divorce records from mid-1800s.

Cook
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1836
Parent county: Des Moines
Notes: Attached to Muscatine. Absorbed Jan. 18, 1838 into Muscatine.

Crawford
1202 Broadway, Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-2242
http://www.crawfordcounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent counties: Pottawattamie, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1853, County Recorder
Divorce: 1906, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Land: 1859, County Recorder
Probate: 1869, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1866, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Attached to Shelby County prior to organization Sept. 3, 1855. Clerk of Courts has some naturalization records.

Crocker
Incorporated: May 12, 1870
Parent county: Kossuth
Notes: Absorbed Dec. 11, 1871, into Kossuth.

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Dallas
801 Court St., Adel, IA 50003
(515) 993-5816
http://www.co.dallas.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1846
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1851, District Court
Divorce: 1881, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1859, County Recorder
Probate: 1863, District Court
Court: 1866, District Court
Notes: Attached to Polk and Mahaska counties prior to March 1, 1847.

Davis
100 Courthouse Square, Bloomfield, IA 52537
(641) 664-2011
http://www.daviscountyiowa.org
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1843
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1844, District Court
Divorce: 1844, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1844, District Court
Court: 1844, District Court
Notes: Attached to Van Buren County prior to March 1, 1844.

Decatur
207 N. Main St., Leon, IA 50144
(641) 446-4331
http://iagenweb.org/decatur
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1846
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1874, County Clerk
Divorce: 1880, County Clerk
Death: 1880, County Clerk
Land: 1874, County Clerk
Probate: 1880, County Clerk
Court: 1871, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Davis County prior to May 6, 1850. Courthouse burned in 1874. County Clerk has some military discharge records.

Delaware
301 E. Main St., Box 527, Manchester, IA 52057
(563) 927-4942
http://www.delawarecountyia.com
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1837
Parent county: Dubuque
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1861, District Court
Divorce: 1851, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1849, District Court
Court: 1851, District Court
Notes: Organized Nov. 19, 1841.

Des Moines
513 Main St., Box 158, Burlington, IA 52601
(319) 753-8262
http://www.co.des-moines.ia.us
Incorporated: Oct. 1, 1834
Parent county: Michigan Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1835, District Court
Divorce: 1835, District Court
Probate: 1835, District Court
Court: 1835, District Court
Naturalization: 1840, District Court

Dickinson
1802 Hill Ave., Spirit Lake, IA 51360
(712) 336-1138
http://www.co.dickinson.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1871, District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1880, District Court
Court: 1880, District Court
Burial: 1880, District Court
Notes: Attached to Woodbury County prior to Aug. 3, 1857.

Dubuque
720 Central Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 589-4418
http://www.dubuquecounty.org
Incorporated: Oct. 1, 1834
Parent county: Michigan Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1840, District Court
Divorce: 1900, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1836, County Recorder
Probate: 1835, District Court
Court: 1836, District Court

Emmet
609 First Ave. N., Estherville, IA 51334
(712) 362-3325
http://www.emmetcountyia.com
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1876, District Court
Divorce: 1915, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1885, District Court
Notes: Attached to Boone and Webster counties prior to Feb. 7, 1859.

Fayette
114 N. Vine St., West Union, IA 52175
(563) 422-5694
http://www.fayettecountyiowa.org
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1837
Parent county: Dubuque
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1861, County Recorder
Divorce: 1897, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Land: 1855, County Recorder
Probate: 1869, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1852, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Attached to Clayton County prior to Aug. 26, 1850.

Floyd
101 S. Main St., Charles City, IA 50616
(641) 257-6122
http://www.floydcoia.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1854, District Court
Divorce: 1860, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1854, District Court
Court: 1854, District Court
Notes: Attached to Fayette and Chickasaw counties prior to Sept. 4, 1854.

Fox
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: See Calhoun County. Name changed to Calhoun Jan. 22, 1853.

Franklin
12 First Ave. NW, Hampton, IA 50441
(641) 456-5626
http://co.franklin.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by Circuit Court
Marriage: 1855, Circuit Court
Divorce: 1869, Circuit Court
Death: 1880, Circuit Court
Probate: 1864, Circuit Court
Court: 1869, Circuit Court
Notes: Attached to Chickasaw, Fayette and Hardin counties prior to March 3, 1856.

Fremont
Box 549, Sidney, IA 51652
(712) 374-2232
http://www.co.fremont.ia.us
Incorporated: Feb. 24, 1847
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1849, County Recorder
Probate: 1880, District Court
Court: 1850, District Court
Notes: Attached to Appanoose County prior to Sept. 10, 1849. Clerk of District Court has limited marriage records from 1948.

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Greene
114 N. Chestnut, Jefferson, IA 50129
(515) 386-2516
http://www.co.greene.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1855, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1854, District Court
Probate: 1854, District Court
Court: 1880, District Court
Notes: Attached to Dallas County prior to Aug. 25, 1853.

Grundy
706 G Ave., Box 345, Grundy Center, IA 50638
(319) 824-5229
http://www.grundycounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1856, District Court
Divorce: 1881, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1863, County Recorder
Probate: 1870, District Court
Court: 1871, District Court
Notes: Attached to Buchanan and Black Hawk counties prior to Dec. 25, 1856.

Guthrie
200 N. Fifth St., Guthrie Center, IA 50115
(641) 747-3415
http://www.guthriecounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1852, District Court
Divorce: 1883, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1881, District Court
Court: 1916, District Court

Hamilton
Box 845, Webster City, IA 50595
(515) 832-9600
http://www.hamiltoncounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 8, 1857
Parent county: Webster
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1857, District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1880, District Court
Court: 1880, District Court

Hancock
855 State St., Box 70, Garner, IA 50438
(641) 923-2532
http://www.hancockcountyia.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1861, District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1856, District Court
Court: 1856, District Court
Burial: 1880, District Court
Notes: Attached to Boone and Webster counties prior to Nov. 25, 1858.

Hardin
Pioneer Plaza, Box 495, Eldora, IA 50627
(515) 858-2328
http://www.co.hardin.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1853, District Court
Divorce: 1889, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1853, District Court
Probate: 1853, District Court
Court: 1853, District Court
Notes: Attached to Marshall County prior to March 2, 1853.

Harrison
111 N. Second Ave., Logan, IA 51546
(712) 644-2665
http://www.harrisoncountyia.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Pottawattamie
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1853, District Court
Divorce: 1853, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1869, District Court
Court: 1850, District Court
Notes: Organized March 7, 1853. Clerk of District Court has some burial records.

Henry
100 E. Washington St., Box 176, Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
(319) 385-2632
http://www.henrycountyiowa.us
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1836
Parent county: Des Moines
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1836, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1836, County Recorder
Probate: 1836, District Court
Adoption: 1836, District Court
Court: 1836, District Court

Howard
137 N. Elm St., Cresco, IA 52136
(563) 547-2661
http://www.co.howard.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1875, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Divorce: 1876, District Court
Land: 1855, County Recorder
Probate: 1877, District Court
Court: 1876, District Court
Notes: Attached to Floyd County prior to Sept. 15, 1855.

Humboldt
Box 100, Dakota City, IA 50529
(515) 332-1806
http://www.humboldtcountyia.org
Incorporated: Aug. 31, 1857
Parent counties: Webster, Kossuth
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1858, District Court
Divorce: 1890, District Court
Death: 1885, District Court
Probate: 1873, District Court
Court: 1892, District Court

Humboldt, old
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Attached to Boone. Abolished Jan. 24, 1855 and absorbed by Kossuth and Webster counties.

Ida
401 Moorehead St., Ida Grove, IA 51445
(712) 364-2628
http://iagenweb.org/ida
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1868, District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1880, District Court
Court: 1880, District Court
Notes: Attached to Woodbury County prior to Jan. 1, 1859.

Iowa
Box 266, Marengo, IA 52301
(319) 642-3914
http://www.co.iowa.ia.us
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1843
Parent county: Keokuk
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1847, County Recorder
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Cemetery: 1867, County Recorder
Notes: Attached to Poweshiek and Johnson counties prior to July 1, 1845.

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Jackson
201 W. Platt St., Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-4946
http://www.jacksoncountyiowa.com/index.cfm
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1837
Parent county: Dubuque
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1847, District Court
Divorce: 1906, District Court
Death: 1890, District Court
Probate: 1869, District Court
Court: 1858, District Court

Jasper
101 First St. N. Room 104, Newton, IA 50208
(641) 792-3255
http://iagenweb.org/jasper
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1846
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1846, County Recorder
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Land: 1855, County Recorder
Probate: 1882, District Court
Court: 1857, District Court
Military: 1855, County Recorder
Notes: Attached to Mahaska County prior to March 1, 1846.

Jefferson
51 W. Briggs Ave., Box 984, Fairfield, IA 52556
(641) 472-3454
http://www.jeffersoncountyiowa.com
Incorporated: Jan. 21, 1839
Parent counties: Henry, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1839, District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1850, District Court
Court: 1880, District Court

Johnson
417 S. Clinton St., Box 2510, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 356-6060
http://www.johnson-county.com
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1837
Parent counties: Dubuque, Cook, Muscatine
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1839, County Recorder
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Notes: Attached to Cedar County prior to July 4, 1838.

Jones
Main St., Box 19, Anamosa, IA 52205
(319) 462-4341
http://jonescountyiowa.org
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1837
Parent county: Dubuque
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1833, District Court
Divorce: 1895, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Military: 1864, County Recorder
Notes: Attached to Jackson County prior to June 1, 1839.

Keokuk
101 S. Main St., Sigourney, IA 52591
(641) 622-2210
http://www.keokukcountyia.com
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1837
Parent county: Dubuque
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1844, District Court
Divorce: 1845, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1845, District Court
Court: 1845, District Court
Notes: Attached to Johnson, Washington and Cedar counties prior to March 1, 1844.

Kishkekosh
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1843
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: See Monroe County. Name changed to Monroe Aug. 1, 1846.

Kossuth
114 W. State St., Algona, IA 50511
(515) 295-3240
http://www.co.kossuth.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1857, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1877, District Court
Burial: 1880, District Court
Notes: Attached to Boone and Webster counties prior to organization March 1, 1856.

Lee
Box 1443, Fort Madison, IA 52627
(319) 372-3523
http://www.leecounty.org
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1836
Parent county: Des Moines
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court in Ft. Madison
Birth: 1880, District Court in Keokuk
Marriage: 1837, District Court in Ft. Madison
Divorce: 1906, District Court in Keokuk
Death: 1867, District Court in Keokuk; 1880, District Court in Ft. Madison
Probate: 1838, District Court in Keokuk; 1873, District Court in Ft. Madison
Court: 1898, District Court in Keokuk

Linn
Third Ave. Bridge, Box 1468, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
(319) 398-3411
http://www.linncounty.org
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1837
Parent county: Dubuque
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1840, District Court
Divorce: 1860, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1860, District Court
Court: 1860, District Court
Notes: Attached to Jackson County prior to June 1, 1839.

Louisa
Box 268, Wapello, IA 52653
(319) 523-4541
http://www.louisacountyiowa.org
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1836
Parent county: Des Moines
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1842, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court

Lucas
916 Braden Ave., Chariton, IA 50049
(641) 774-4421
http://iagenweb.org/lucas
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1846
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1849, District Court
Divorce: 1900, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1850, District Court
Court: 1900, District Court
Naturalization: 1900, District Court
Notes: Attached to Monroe County prior to July 4, 1849.

Lyon
206 S. Second Ave., Rock Rapids, IA 51246
(712) 472-2623
http://www.lyoncountyiowa.com
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1872, District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1880, District Court
Court: 1880, District Court
Notes: Formerly Buncombe County. Name changed to Lyon Sept. 11, 1862. Attached to Woodbury County prior to Jan. 1, 1872.

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Madison
Box 152, Winterset, IA 50273
(515) 462-4451
http://www.madisoncoia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1846
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1855, District Court
Divorce: 1861, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1852, District Court
Court: 1861, District Court
Burial: 1849, District Court
Notes: Attached to Mahaska County prior to Feb. 19, 1849.

Mahaska
106 S. First St., Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(641) 673-7786
http://www.mahaskacounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1843
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1844, District Court
Divorce: 1844, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1844, District Court
Court: 1844, District Court
Notes: Attached to Washington County prior to March 1, 1844.

Marion
Box 497, Knoxville, IA 50138
(641) 828-2207
http://co.marion.ia.us
Incorporated: Aug. 4, 1845
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1845, District Court
Divorce: 1845, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1845, District Court

Marshall
17 E. Main St., Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641) 754-1606
http://www.co.marshall.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1846
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1850, District Court
Divorce: 1850, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1850, District Court
Court: 1850, District Court
Notes: Attached to Jasper and Linn counties prior to Oct. 1, 1849.

Mills
418 Sharp St., Glenwood, IA 51534
(712) 527-4880
http://www.millscoia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Pottawattamie
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1852, County Recorder
Death: 1880, County Recorder

Mitchell
508 Eighth St., Osage, IA 50461
(641)732-3726
http://www.mitchellcoia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1885, County Recorder
Divorce: 1880, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Probate: 1880, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1880, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Attached to Chickasaw and Fayette counties prior to Oct. 2, 1854.

Monona
610 Iowa Ave., Onawa, IA 51040
(712) 423-2491
http://www.iagenweb.org/monona
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Pottawattamie
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1856, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Divorce: 1856, District Court
Probate: 1858, District Court
Court: 1856, District Court
Burial: 1950, District Court
Notes: Attached to Harrison County prior to April 3, 1854.

Monroe
10 Benton Ave. E., Albia, IA 52531
(641) 932-5212
http://iagenweb.org/monroe/Resources/local.htm
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1843
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1845, District Court
Divorce: 1845, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1845, District Court
Court: 1845, District Court
Notes: Formerly Kishkekosh County. Name changed to Monroe Aug. 1, 1846. Attached to Wapello and Jefferson counties prior to July 1, 1845.

Montgomery
105 Coolbaugh St., Box 469, Red Oak, IA 51566
(712) 623-4986
http://montgomerycountyiowa.com
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Pottawattamie
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1855, District Court
Divorce: 1873, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1860, District Court
Court: 1873, District Court
Notes: Attached to Adams County prior to Aug. 5, 1853.

Muscatine
401 E. Third St., Box 8010, Muscatine, IA 52761
(563) 263-6511
http://www.co.muscatine.ia.us
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1836
Parent county: Des Moines
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1837, County Recorder
Death: 1880, County Recorder

O’Brien
155 S. Hayes Ave., Primghar, IA 51245
(712) 757-3255
http://www.obriencounty.com
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1860, County Recorder
Divorce: 1880, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Land: 1857, County Recorder
Probate: 1880, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1880, Clerk of Courts
Military: 1917, County Recorder
Notes: Attached to Woodbury County prior to April 7, 1860.

Osceola
300 Seventh Ave., Box 156, Sibley, IA 51249
(712) 754-3595
http://www.osceolacountyia.com
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1872, District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1880, District Court
Court: 1880, District Court
Notes: Attached to Woodbury County prior to Jan. 1, 1872.

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Page
112 E. Main St., Box 263, Clarinda, IA 51632
(712) 542-3214
http://www.co.page.ia.us
Incorporated: Feb. 24, 1847
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1852, County Recorder
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Notes: Attached to Appanoose County prior to organization March 22, 1852.

Palo Alto
1010 Broadway, Box 387, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
(712) 852-3603
http://www.paloaltoiowa.com
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1860, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Notes: Attached to Boone and Webster counties prior to Dec. 29, 1858.

Plymouth
215 Fourth Ave. SE, Le Mars, IA 51031
(712) 546-4215
http://www.co.plymouth.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1871, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Court: 1869, District Court
Notes: Attached to Woodbury County prior to Oct. 27, 1858.

Pocahontas
99 Court Sq., Pocahontas, IA 50574
(712) 335-4208
http://iagenweb.org/pocahontas
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1859, County Recorder
Divorce: 1860, District Court
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Probate: 1872, District Court
Notes: Attached to Boone and Webster counties prior to May 11, 1859.

Polk
500 Mulberry St. #201, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 286-3772
http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1846
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1846, County Recorder
Divorce: 1870, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Probate: 1855, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1850, Clerk of Courts
Naturalization: 1870, Clerk of Courts

Pottawattamie
227 S. Sixth St., Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-5604
http://www.pottcounty.com
Incorporated: Sept. 21, 1848
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by Clerk of Courts
Marriage: 1848, Clerk of Courts
Divorce: 1907, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1882, Clerk of Courts
Probate: 1898, Clerk of Courts

Poweshiek
302 E. Main St., Box 218, Montezuma, IA 50171
(641) 623-5644
http://www.poweshiekcounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1843
Parent county: Keokuk
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Marriage: 1848, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1860, District Court
Notes: Attached to Mahaska and Iowa counties prior to April 3, 1848.

Ringgold
109 W. Madison, Box 523, Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3234
http://www.ringgoldcounty.us
Incorporated: Feb. 24, 1847
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1855, District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1880, District Court
Court: 1880, District Court
Notes: Attached to Taylor and Appanoose counties prior to Jan. 31, 1855.

Risley
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: See Webster County. Lost to Webster County Jan. 22, 1853.

Sac
Box 368, Sac City, IA 50583
(712) 662-7791
http://www.saccounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1863, District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1888, District Court
Court: 1888, District Court
Burial: 1888, District Court
Notes: Attached to Woodbury and Greene counties prior to April 7, 1856. Courthouse burned 1888; some records recovered.

Scott
416 W. Fourth St., Davenport, IA 52801
(563) 326-8787
http://www.scottcountyiowa.com
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1837
Parent counties: Dubuque, Cook, Muscatine
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1840, District Court
Divorce: 1838, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1838, District Court
Court: 1851, District Court

Shelby
612 Court St., Box 431, Harlan, IA 51537
(712) 755-5543
http://www.shco.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Pottawattamie
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1853, County Recorder
Divorce: 1869, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Land: 1854, County Recorder
Probate: 1869, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1869, Clerk of Courts
Military: 1919, County Recorder
Notes: Organized March 7, 1853.

Sioux
Box 47, Orange City, IA 51041
(712) 737-2286
http://www.siouxcounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1871, District Court
Divorce: 1908, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1870, District Court
Notes: Attached to Woodbury County prior to Jan. 1, 1860.

Slaughter
Incorporated: Jan. 18, 1838
Parent counties: Henry, Louisa, Muscatine
Notes: See Washington County. Name changed to Washington Jan. 25, 1839.

Story
1315 S. B Ave., Box 408, Nevada, IA 50201
(515) 382-7410
http://www.storycounty.com
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1846
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1854, District Court
Divorce: 1854, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1854, District Court
Court: 1854, District Court
Notes: Attached to Boone, Polk, and Linn counties prior to June 1, 1853.

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Tama
100 W. High St., Box 306, Toledo, IA 52342
(641) 484-3721
http://www.tamacounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1843
Parent county: Benton
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1853, District Court
Divorce: 1908, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1895, District Court
Court: 1859, District Court
Notes: Attached to Benton and Linn counties prior to July 4, 1853.

Taylor
403 Jefferson St., Bedford, IA 50833
(712) 523-2095
http://iagenweb.org/taylor
Incorporated: Feb. 24, 1847
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1851, District Court
Divorce: 1858, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1863, District Court
Court: 1858, District Court
Notes: Attached to Appanoose County prior to Feb. 26, 1851.

Union
300 N. Pine St., Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-7315
http://www.unioncountyiowa.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Pottawattamie
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1864, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1880, District Court
Court: 1880, District Court
Notes: Organized March 1, 1853.

Van Buren
Box 475, Keosauqua, IA 52565
(319) 293-3108
http://iavanburen.org
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1836
Parent county: Des Moines
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1837, District Court
Divorce: 1837, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1837, District Court
Court: 1837, District Court

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Wahkaw
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: See Woodbury County. Name changed to Woodbury Jan. 22, 1853.

Wapello
101 W. Fourth St., Ottumwa, IA 52501
(641) 683-0060
http://www.wapellocounty.org
Incorporated: 17 Feb. 1843
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1844, County Recorder
Divorce: 1844, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1880, County Recorder
Probate: 1844, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1844, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Attached to Jefferson County prior to March 1, 1844.

Warren
Box 379, Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 961-1033
http://www.co.warren.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1846
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1850, District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1880, District Court
Court: 1880, District Court
Notes: Attached to Mahaska County prior to Feb. 10, 1849.

Washington
Box 391, Washington, IA 52353
(319) 653-7741
http://co.washington.ia.us
Incorporated: Jan. 18, 1838
Parent counties: Henry, Louisa, Muscatine
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1844, District Court
Divorce: 1836, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1836, District Court
Court: 1836, District Court
Notes: Formerly Slaughter County. Name changed to Washington Jan. 25, 1839. Clerk of District Court has some naturalization records.

Wayne
Box 424, Corydon, IA 50060
(641) 872-2264
http://iagenweb.org/wayne
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1846
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1851, District Court
Divorce: 1906, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1891, District Court
Court: 1875, District Court
Notes: Attached to Davis County prior to Jan. 27, 1851.

Webster
701 Central Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 576-7115
http://www.webstercountyia.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent counties: Yell, Risley
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1853, District Court
Divorce: 1870, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1855, District Court
Court: 1860, District Court
Notes: Formerly Risley and Yell counties. Name changed to Webster Jan. 22, 1853.

Winnebago
126 S. Clark, Box 468, Forest City, IA 50436
(641) 585-4520
http://www.winnebagocountyiowa.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by Clerk of Courts
Marriage: 1868, Clerk of Courts
Divorce: 1865, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1880, Clerk of Courts
Probate: 1865, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1865, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Attached to Boone and Webster counties prior to Nov. 1, 1857.

Winneshiek
201 W. Main St., Decorah, IA 52101
(563) 382-2469
http://iagenweb.org/winneshiek
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1847
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1851, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Divorce: 1855, District Court
Probate: 1853, District Court
Court: 1855, District Court
Notes: Attached to Clayton County prior to March 1, 1851.

Woodbury
620 Douglas #101, Sioux City, IA 51101
(712) 279-6611
http://www.woodburyiowa.com
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1857, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Probate: 1868, District Court
Court: 1850, District Court
Adoption: 1920, District Court
Marriage: 1854, District Court
Notes: Formerly Wahkaw County. Name changed to Woodbury Jan. 22, 1853. Organized March 7, 1853.

Worth
1000 Central Ave., Northwood, IA 50459
(641) 324-2840
http://www.worthcounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1853, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1879, District Court
Probate: 1857, District Court
Court: 1857, District Court
Notes: Attached to Fayette, Chickasaw, Floyd and Mitchell counties prior to Oct. 13, 1857.

Wright
115 N. Main St., Box 306, Clarion, IA 50525
(515) 532-3113
http://iagenweb.org/wright
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1855, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Divorce: 1873, District Court
Naturalization: 1857, District Court
Probate: 1880, District Court
Court: 1873, District Court
Notes: Attached to Boone and Webster counties prior to Oct. 1, 1855.

Yell
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1851
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: See Webster County. Lost to Webster Jan. 22, 1853.
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