Hardin County, Iowa Genealogy

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 United States  > Iowa > Hardin County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1851--Hardin County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Marshall County prior to organization 2 March 1853.  County seat:  Eldora [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1856 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Butler | Franklin | Grundy | Hamilton | Marshall | Story | Wright

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Coonville
  • Union

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

  • Iowa USGS Topographic

Choose Airport, Bridge, Building, Cemetery, Church, Civil, Hospital, Lake, Locale, Park, Populated Place, Post Office, School, Stream, Summit, Trail
http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Hardin

Military

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at 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).