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Guide to Calhoun County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Calhoun County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Calhoun County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Rockwell
Courthouse
Address Calhoun County Courthouse
P. O. Box 273
Rockwell, IA 50579-0273
Phone:(712) 297-8122
Calhoun County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Calhoun County Courthouse
P. O. Box 273
Rockwell, IA 50579-0273

(712) 297-8122

Calhoun County

History

Parent County

1851--Calhoun County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was formerly Fox County, until the name changed 22 January 1853.  It was attached to Green and Boone Counties prior to organization 7 November 1855.
County seat: Rockwell City [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1884 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Buena Vista | Carroll | Greene | Pocahontas | Sac | Webster

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative Iowa Census article.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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