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<div style="float: right; width: 70%;"><div style="padding-left: 1px; float: left; width: 74%;"><center>''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Iowa]]'' </center> <br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to Iowa, <br> the Hawkeye State {{/p}} </div>
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*[[Adair County, Iowa|Adair]]
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*[[Adams County, Iowa|Adams]]
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*[[Allamakee County, Iowa|Allamakee]]
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*[[Appanoose County, Iowa|Appanoose]]
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*[[Audubon County, Iowa|Audubon]]
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*[[Benton County, Iowa|Benton]]
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*[[Black Hawk County, Iowa|Black Hawk]]
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*[[Boone County, Iowa|Boone]]
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*[[Bremer County, Iowa|Bremer]]
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*[[Buchanan County, Iowa|Buchanan]]
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*[[Buena Vista County, Iowa|Buena Vista]]
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*[[Butler County, Iowa|Butler]]
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*[[Calhoun County, Iowa|Calhoun]]
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*[[Carroll County, Iowa|Carroll]]
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*[[Cass County, Iowa|Cass]]
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*[[Cedar County, Iowa|Cedar]]
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*[[Cerro Gordo County, Iowa|Cerro Gordo]]
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*[[Cherokee County, Iowa|Cherokee]]
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*[[Chickasaw County, Iowa|Chickasaw]]
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*[[Clarke County, Iowa|Clarke]]
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*[[Clay County, Iowa|Clay]]
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*[[Clayton County, Iowa|Clayton]]
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*[[Clinton County, Iowa|Clinton]]
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*[[Crawford County, Iowa|Crawford]]
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*[[Dallas County, Iowa|Dallas]]
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*[[Davis County, Iowa|Davis]]
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*[[Decatur County, Iowa|Decatur]]
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*[[Delaware County, Iowa|Delaware]]
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*[[Des Moines County, Iowa|Des Moines]]
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*[[Dickinson County, Iowa|Dickinson]]
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*[[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque]]
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*[[Emmet County, Iowa|Emmet]]
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*[[Fayette County, Iowa|Fayette]]
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*[[Floyd County, Iowa|Floyd]]
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*[[Franklin County, Iowa|Franklin]]
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*[[Fremont County, Iowa|Fremont]]
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*[[Greene County, Iowa|Greene]]
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*[[Grundy County, Iowa|Grundy]]
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*[[Guthrie County, Iowa|Guthrie]]
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*[[Hamilton County, Iowa|Hamilton]]
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*[[Hancock County, Iowa|Hancock]]
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*[[Hardin County, Iowa|Hardin]]
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*[[Harrison County, Iowa|Harrison]]
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*[[Henry County, Iowa|Henry]]
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*[[Howard County, Iowa|Howard]]
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*[[Humboldt County, Iowa|Humboldt]]
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*[[Ida County, Iowa|Ida]]
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*[[Iowa County, Iowa|Iowa]]
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*[[Jackson County, Iowa|Jackson]]
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*[[Jasper County, Iowa|Jasper]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Iowa|Jefferson]]
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*[[Johnson County, Iowa|Johnson]]
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*[[Jones County, Iowa|Jones]]
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*[[Keokuk County, Iowa|Keokuk]]
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*[[Kossuth County, Iowa|Kossuth]]
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*[[Lee County, Iowa|Lee]]
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*[[Linn County, Iowa|Linn]]
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*[[Louisa County, Iowa|Louisa]]
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*[[Lucas County, Iowa|Lucas]]
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*[[Lyon County, Iowa|Lyon]]
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*[[Madison County, Iowa|Madison]]
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*[[Mahaska County, Iowa|Mahaska]]
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*[[Marion County, Iowa|Marion]]
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*[[Marshall County, Iowa|Marshall]]
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*[[Mills County, Iowa|Mills]]
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*[[Mitchell County, Iowa|Mitchell]]
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*[[Monona County, Iowa|Monona]]
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*[[Monroe County, Iowa|Monroe]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Iowa|Montgomery]]
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*[[Muscatine County, Iowa|Muscatine]]
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*[[O'Brien County, Iowa|O'Brien]]
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*[[Osceola County, Iowa|Osceola]]
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*[[Page County, Iowa|Page]]
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*[[Palo Alto County, Iowa|Palo Alto]]
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*[[Plymouth County, Iowa|Plymouth]]
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*[[Pocahontas County, Iowa|Pocahontas]]
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*[[Polk County, Iowa|Polk]]
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*[[Pottawattamie County, Iowa|Pottawattamie]]
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*[[Poweshiek County, Iowa|Poweshiek]]
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*[[Ringgold County, Iowa|Ringgold]]
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*[[Sac County, Iowa|Sac]]
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*[[Scott County, Iowa|Scott]]
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*[[Shelby County, Iowa|Shelby]]
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*[[Sioux County, Iowa|Sioux]]
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*[[Story County, Iowa|Story]]
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*[[Tama County, Iowa|Tama]]
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*[[Taylor County, Iowa|Taylor]]
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*[[Union County, Iowa|Union]]
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*[[Van Buren County, Iowa|Van Buren]]
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*[[Wapello County, Iowa|Wapello]]
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*[[Warren County, Iowa|Warren]]
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*[[Washington County, Iowa|Washington]]
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*[[Wayne County, Iowa|Wayne]]
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*[[Webster County, Iowa|Webster]]
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*[[Winnebago County, Iowa|Winnebago]]
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*[[Winneshiek County, Iowa|Winneshiek]]
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*[[Woodbury County, Iowa|Woodbury]]
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*[[Worth County, Iowa|Worth]]
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*[[Wright County, Iowa|Wright]]
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*[[Bancroft County, Iowa|Bancroft]]
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*[[Buncombe County, Iowa|Buncombe]] see [[Lyon County, Iowa|Lyon County]]
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*[[Cook County, Iowa|Cook]] see [[Des Moines County, Iowa|Des Moines County]]
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*[[Crocker County, Iowa|Crocker]] see [[Kossuth County, Iowa|Kossuth County]]
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*[[Fox County, Iowa|Fox]] see [[Calhoun County, Iowa|Calhoun County]]
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*[[Kishkekosh County, Iowa|Kishkekosh]] see [[Monroe County, Iowa|Monroe County]]
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*[[Risley County, Iowa|Risley]] see [[Hamilton County, Iowa|Hamilton County]]
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*[[Slaughter County, Iowa|Slaughter]] see [[Washington County, Iowa|Washington County]]
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*[[Wahkaw County, Iowa|Wahkaw]] see [[Woodbury County, Iowa|Woodbury County]]
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*[[Yell County, Iowa|Yell]] see [[Webster County, Iowa|Webster County]]
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Iowa's rivers provided transportation routes bringing European traders, trappers and explorers like the Frenchmen, [http://www.greatriverroad.com/Pere/marquetteBio.htm Jacques Marquette] and [http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/marquettejolliet.html Louis Joliet] in 1673. Prior to this exploration the land was occupied by the [http://www.tolatsga.org/sf.html Fox], [http://umbrigade.tripod.com/articles/ioway.html Ioway], [http://www.tolatsga.org/pota.html Potawatomi], [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/oto/otohist.htm Oto], [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/siouan/missourihist.htm Missouri], [http://www.tolatsga.org/sf.html Sauk], and [http://www.sonofthesouth.net/union-generals/sioux-indians/sioux-indians.htm Sioux] Native Americans.&nbsp;The [http://www.gatewayno.com/history/LaPurchase.html Louisiana Purchase] gave the U.S. control of Iowa in 1803. The [http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/blackhawk/ Black Hawk Purchase] in 1833 brought the first official American village. Iowa was populated with settlers pioneering in from Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When [http://iagenweb.org/history/moi/MOIChp2.htm Iowa] became a [http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath.cfm?ounid=ob_000124 State in 1846], its capital was Iowa City. Iowa’s current borders were drawn in 1857 when Des Moines in Polk county became home of the new State Capital.
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[[Image:IowaStateCapitol.jpg|thumb|left|200px]] [http://www.iowahistory.org/archives/holdings/index.html The Archives Division of the State Historical Society of Iowa] in Des Moines primarily collects manuscript records of the state, including government, land, and military records; while the [http://www.iowahistory.org/libraries/index.html State Historical Society of Iowa Library ] in Iowa City has manuscript records as well as numerous published sources, censuses, and newspapers. [[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Read more]]...
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*[[Iowa Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iowa Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*Clickable&nbsp; [http://iagenweb.org/state/map.php Map of Iowa Counties] -- Iowa Gen Web,&nbsp; Click on County to get to Gen Web County Page
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Iowa/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[[IAGenWeb|The IAGenWeb Project]] has a wealth of information at [http://www.iagenweb.org/ Iowa's GenWeb Project], it is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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*[http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/artifact_detail.cfm?aid=a_000746&oid=ob_000206 Iowa Pathways]
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United StatesGotoarrow.pngIowa

Welcome to Iowa,
the Hawkeye State

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Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties

Iowa's rivers provided transportation routes bringing European traders, trappers and explorers like the Frenchmen, Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet in 1673. Prior to this exploration the land was occupied by the Fox, Ioway, Potawatomi, Oto, Missouri, Sauk, and Sioux Native Americans. The Louisiana Purchase gave the U.S. control of Iowa in 1803. The Black Hawk Purchase in 1833 brought the first official American village. Iowa was populated with settlers pioneering in from Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. When Iowa became a State in 1846, its capital was Iowa City. Iowa’s current borders were drawn in 1857 when Des Moines in Polk county became home of the new State Capital.

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The Archives Division of the State Historical Society of Iowa in Des Moines primarily collects manuscript records of the state, including government, land, and military records; while the State Historical Society of Iowa Library in Iowa City has manuscript records as well as numerous published sources, censuses, and newspapers. Read more...

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