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Lee County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Lee County
Location in the state of Iowa
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Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 7, 1836
County Seat Fort Madison
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1836--Lee County was created 7 December 1836 from Des Moines County. County records for the northern portion of the county are housed in Fort Madison, southern records are housed in Keokuk. County seat: Fort Madison [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Iowa boundary changes.

Record Loss

1911 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Des Moines | Henry | Van Buren | Clark County, Missouri | Hancock County, Illinois | Henderson County, Illinois

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • The county poor farm was north of Keokuk. An old map showed a cemetery at this site. The cemetery was abandoned at sometime, and lost to the elements. An 1880 Census Jackson Township, has been transcribed[2]for the Lee County Poor Farm

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Ambrosia
  • Zarahemla

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Migration

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

Military

Newspapers

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Burlington newspapers dating back to the mid 1800's that may have included Lee County residents. This database is free at some 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).
  2. This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Mary Marsh April, 17 2002
  3. 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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