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Guide to Jasper County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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jasper County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting jasper County
Location in the state of Iowa
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Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Founded January 13, 1836
County Seat Newton


County Courthouse


Monument to William Jasper at Savannah, Georgia
The county is named after Sergeant William Jasper (c1750-1779).[1]

Parent County

1846--Jasper County was created 13 January 1846 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Mahaska County prior to organization 1 March 1846. County seat:  Newton [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps" (1816-1872) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Iowa Counties see: Iowa Counties with Burned Courthouses


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Mahaska • Marion • Marshall • Polk • Poweshiek • Story • Tama • Warren

Jasper CountyPoweshiek CountyMahaska CountyMarion CountyWarren CountyPolk CountyStory CountyMarshall CountyTama CountyBenton CountyIowa CountyKeokuk CountyWapello CountyMonroe CountyLucas CountyClarke CountyMadison CountyDallas CountyBoone CountyHamilton CountyHardin CountyGrundy CountyIAJasper (2).JPG




Iowa Genealogical Society. Iowa Cemeteries. Des Moines, IA: The Society, 1990.


Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.



Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Iowa Land and Property for additional information about early Iowa land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories 

Local histories are available for Jasper County, Iowa. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Iowa Local Histories.

  • The history of Jasper County, Iowa : containing a history of the county, its cities, towns &c., a biographical directory of citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of the northwest, history of Iowa, map of Jasper County, constitution of the United States, miscellaneous matters, . Chicago : Western Historical Company, 1878.
  • Weaver, James Baird. Past and present of Jasper County, Iowa. Indianapolis, Indiana : B.F. Bowen, 1912.
  • Jasper County, Iowa 1892 Farmers Directory at Ancestry.com ($)



Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Jasper County, Iowa served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Jasper County, Iowa:

- 4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company A
- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
- 10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies I and K
- 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies B and E
- 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
- 22nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
- 23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company G
- 28th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 48th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company B
- 10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
:- 10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
:- 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
:- 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
:- 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company E
:- 22nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
:- 23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company G
:- 28th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
:- 48th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company B
:- 4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company A
:- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B


Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jasper County, Iowa newspapers in online catalogs like:


In most counties in Iowa, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Jasper - Probate records.


Iowa tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Iowa Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also How to order Iowa Vital Records or order electronically online..

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Iowa Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers