Lyon County, Iowa Genealogy

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Template:Iowa-stub United States  > Iowa > Lyon County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1851--Lyon County was created 15 January 1851 as Buncombe County. The name was changed to Lyon in 11 September 1862.  It was attached to Woodbury County prior to organization 1 January 1872.
County seat: Rock Rapids [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

O'Brien | Osceola | Sioux | Lincoln County, South Dakota | Minnehaha County, South Dakota | Nobles County, Minnesota | Rock County, Minnesota

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

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).