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Guide to Iron County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Iron County, Missouri
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Location in the state of Missouri
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Facts
Founded February 17, 1857
County Seat Ironton
Courthouse
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Address Iron County Courthouse
250 S Main Street
PO Box 42
Ironton, MO 63650
Phone 573.546.2912
Iron County Website

Contents

County Courthouse



County Clerk has birth records 1883-1885, marriage, divorce, probate and land records[1]


History

The unusual shape of Iron County, Missouri, according to Goodspeed's 1888 History of Southeast Missouri, resulted from the difficulty inherent in creating the county. Land was taken from six other counties in order to form Iron County, but it became a challenge to accomplish this without reducing the size of those counties below their constitutional limits.

Iron County derives its name from its prevalence of iron ore. The county is located in a part of southeast Missouri that at one time was important as a mining center.

The county court first met 4 Aug 1857 at Arcadia. That was when Iron County was subdivided into the townships of Dent, Kaolin, Iron, Pilot Knob, Arcadia, Liberty, and Union.

The county is home to Pilot Knob, known as the site of Fort Davidson. This is where a significant Civil War battle, the Battle of Pilot Knob, took place in 1864.

For more about the history of Iron County, Missouri, see:

Parent County

1857--Iron County was created by a legislative act of 17 February 1857 from Dent, Madison, Reynolds, St. Francois Washington, and Wayne Counties.  County seat: Ironton [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Iron County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

In addition, see:

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Pilot Knob Mountain, Iron County, Missouri

Census

  • The Iron County Genealogical Society has surname indexes for the 1860-1930 Federal Censuses.
  • The U.S. GenWeb Archives website has the following transcriptions:
1860 Mortality Schedules - partial listing for Iron County
1890 Special Census - transcription for Iron County of the names of Civil War Union veterans and widows of veterans enumerated in the 1890 Veterans Schedules, also known as the 1890 Special Census.

  • The 1910-1930 Federal censuses for Iron County are covered in the following three books:
Iron County, Missouri 1910 Census. WorldCat.
1920 Iron County, Missouri Census. WorldCat.
1930 Iron County, Missouri Census. WorldCat.

Church

Catholic

Hogan Settlement

  • 1873 - Catholic Church, Hogan Settlement, Baptism Index 1873. Batch C511671 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Lutheran
  • Lohman, Marcine. Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church of Pilot Knob, Missouri, Iron County, 1861-1931. Firestone, CO: Self-published, 2007?. WorldCat page.

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Iron County

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers

Current newspapers
Historic newspapers

Probate

Schools

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Iron County, Missouri. Page 401 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August 2012)

 

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