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Revision as of 07:12, 7 January 2011

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

County Courthouse 

The Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma contains vital records (starting about 1848 for birth, marriage, and death) on the 2nd floor. The staff is friendly and helpful. Access inside the records vault is allowed, although no cameras are permitted. There is no charge for transcribing documents, and since personal computers are allowed inside the records vault, transcription is easy. The cost for having the staff make copies was only a few dollars per copy.


Parent County

1843--Poweshiek County was created 17 February 1843 from Keokuk County.  It was attached to Mahaska and iowa Counties prior to organization 3 April 1848.  County seat:  Montezuma [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Benton | Iowa | Jasper | Keokuk | Mahaska | Marshall | Tama






Local Histories 






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

The Montezuma Public Library contains only an handful of local history books.  All newspapers and genealogical materials are in the Poweshiek County Historical and Genealogical Society in Montezuma (see website below).

Web Sites


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