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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Grundy County, Iowa|Grundy]] | [[Hardin County, Iowa|Hardin]] | [[Jasper County, Iowa|Jasper]] | [[Poweshiek County, Iowa|Poweshiek]] | [[Story County, Iowa|Story]] | [[Tama County, Iowa|Tama]]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Iowa]
*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Iowa]
* [http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-22241-720116&name=Marshalltown,+Albion,+Gilman,+Le+Grand,+Liscomb,+Marshall+Co. David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
* [http://www.davidrumsey.com/detail?id=1-1-22241-720116&name=Marshalltown,+Albion,+Gilman,+Le+Grand,+Liscomb,+Marshall+Co. 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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Contour strip cropping in northeast Iowa

Guide to Marshall County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Marshall County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Marshall County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Founded January 13, 1846
County Seat Marshalltown
Address Marshall County Courthouse
1 E Main St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Marshall County Website

County Courthouse 

Picture of the courthouse at:



Parent County

1846--Marshall County was created 13 January 1846 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Jasper and Linn Counties prior to organization 1 October 1849.  County seat:  Marshalltown [1]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps" (1816-1872) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Iowa Counties see: Iowa Counties with Burned Courthouses


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Grundy • Hardin • Jasper • Poweshiek • Story • Tama

Marshall CountyTama CountyPoweshiek CountyJasper CountyPolk CountyStory CountyHardin CountyGrundy CountyBlack Hawk CountyBenton CountyIowa CountyKeokuk CountyMahaska CountyMarion CountyWarren CountyBoone CountyHamilton CountyWright CountyFranklin CountyButler CountyIAMarshall.JPG



Riverside Cemetery
611 North Center Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158-1618
(641) 753-7891

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens
602 Iowa Avenue Ease
(Iowa Avenue is old Highway 30)
Marshalltown, IA 50158-4779
(641) 752-0360


Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Marshalltown, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).



Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Iowa Land and Property for additional information about early Iowa land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories 

Local histories are available for Marshall County, Iowa Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Iowa Local Histories.



Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Marshall County, Iowa Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Marshall County, Iowa Genealogy:

- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company B
- 4th Independent Battery, Iowa Light Artillery,
- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
- 13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
- 23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company G


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.


In most counties in Iowa, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Marshall - Probate records.


Iowa tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Iowa Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also How to order Iowa Vital Records or order electronically online.

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Iowa Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites


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