Fayette County, Iowa Genealogy

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Revision as of 19:59, 16 August 2011

United States  > Iowa > Fayette County

Contents

County Courthouse

Fayette County Courthouse
114 North Vine Street
P.O. Box 226
West Union, IA 52175


(563) 422-3687


Fayette County


History

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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[1]

Parent County

1837--Fayette County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County. it was attached to Clayton County prior to organiztoin 7 February 1859.  County seat:  West Union [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1872 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Allamakee | Black Hawk | Bremer | Buchanan | Chickasaw | Clayton | Delaware | Winnishiek

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Waterloo newspapers that may have included Fayette County residents. This database is free at some libraries.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. "Fayette County, Iowa," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).