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Contents

County Courthouse

Davis County Courthouse
100 Courthouse Square
Bloomfield, IA 52537

641-664-2321

Davis County

History

Parent County

1843-- Davis County was created17 February 1843 from unorganized territory.  It was attached to Van Buren County prior to organization 1 March 1844. County seat:  Bloomfield [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Iowa boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Appanoose | Jefferson | Monroe | Van Buren | Wapello | Schuyler County, Missouri | Scotland County, Missouri


Resources

Cemeteries

Davis County Cemeteries--A list of more than 100 cemeteries was compiled by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s and updated in 1993 by the Davis County Genealogical Society. A link to tombstone photographs is available online.

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

Amish

Court

Naturalizations, Books 1 and 2, for Davis County are online. These records cover about 1879 to 1901.

Land

The County Recorder's Office is the custodian of the land records of Davis County. In addition to the deed books, this office has several historical records pertaining to land ownership in Davis County. Homestead entries, original land entries, plat books, etc. are among the many volumes included in their collection. The deed books and index, 1846-1911, and many other land records of the county have been microfilmed and are also available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Local Histories

A major county history of Davis County was published in 1882, which included brief biographical sketches of many of its residents. Many of those sketches are available online as a part of the Davis County page of Iowa GenWeb.

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Davis County, Iowa for European settlers included:

Military

Newspapers

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

Several newspapers have been published in Davis County. A list of titles and dates of publication is available online.

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

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records

Birth records kept by the District Court, 1880-1941, and delayed birth certificates, 1885-1944, have been microfilmed and are available at the State Historical Society in Des Moines and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Marriage Records

Davis County marriage records, 1844-1951, have been microfilmed and are available at the State Historical Society in Des Moines and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Death Records

The record of deaths kept by the District Court, 1880-1939, have been microfilmed and are available at the State Historical Society in Des Moines and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Abstracts of the death records of Davis County, 1880-1900, are on-line, in four segments.

Societies and Libraries

Davis County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 94
Bloomfield, IA 52537

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).

 

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