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Quick Reference Facts

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 [1]

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

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

Record Loss

1872 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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Resources

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

History

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 Records

Fayette County probate case files are scheduled to become available for free online at FamilySearch as images become available. For more information, click here.

Taxation

Vital Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Courthouses  

Fayette County Courthouse
114 North Vine Street
P.O. Box 226
West Union, IA 52175 
(563) 422-3687 
  Fayette County 
 

Family History Centers

Societies

Places

Web Sites

References

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

 

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