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| founded year = 1837
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| building address = Fayette County Courthouse<br>114 North Vine Street<br>P.O. Box 226<br>West Union, IA 52175&nbsp; <br>Phone:(563) 422-3687<br>[http://www.fayettecountyiowa.org/RECORDER.html '''Fayette County Website'''] }}
== Quick Reference Facts  ==
== Quick Reference Facts  ==

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Online Records

Fayette County, Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Founded December 21, 1837
County Seat West Union
Address Fayette County Courthouse
114 North Vine Street
P.O. Box 226
West Union, IA 52175 
Phone:(563) 422-3687
Fayette County Website

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.

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



Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property





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.

   A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

   Iowa, Fayette County Probate Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)


Vital Records


Archives, Libraries, and Museums


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

Family History Centers



Web Sites


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