Iowa County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Guide to Iowa County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Iowa County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Iowa County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded October 9, 1829
County Seat Dodgeville
Iowa County Courthouse.jpg
Address Iowa County Courthouse
222 N Iowa Street
Dodgeville, WI 53533;
Phone. 608.935.3024

County Information

Iowa County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1876 1836 1830 1832 1837

County Courthouse

Iowa County Courthouse
222 N Iowa Street
Dodgeville, WI 53533;
Phone. 608.935.3024

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1866,
marriage records from 1852 and land records from 1835;
Clerk of Courts has divorce records from 1860
and court records;
Register in Probate has probate records
from 1890; see Michigan for 1830 Census [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1829--Iowa County was created 9 October 1829 from Crawford County.  County seat: Dodgeville [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dane  • Grant  • Green  • Lafayette  • Richland  • Sauk


Bible Records



Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
WIGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WIGenWeb Archives
WITombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.


  • 1855 - 1855 Wisconsin State Census This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
  • 1865 - 1865 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
  • 1875 - 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 - Wisconsin State Census, 1885 at FamilySearch — index and images. Search indexed census.  Identifies by name of head of household.  Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
  • 1895 - Wisconsin State Census, 1895 at FamilySearch — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 - Wisconsin State Census, 1905 at FamilySearch — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





Land and Property

  • Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Iowa County (USGenWeb Archives)



Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Iowa County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Iowa County.

- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company F
- 7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C
- 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies E and G
- 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C

Naturalization and Citizenship




Probate Records

Online Records


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

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
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.


Iowa County Historical Society
1301 N Bequette St.
PO Box 44, Dodgeville, WI 53533
Telephone: 608-935-7694

Iowa County Genealogical Society
PO Box 321
Dodgeville, WI 53533-0321

Lower Wisconsin River Genealogical & Historical Research Center
PO Box 202
Wauzeka, WI 53826-0202

Mineral Point Historical Society
234 Madison St
PO Box 188
Mineral Point, WI 53565
Telephone: 608-987-2884

Pendarvis Historic Site
114 Shake Rag St
Mineral Point, WI 53565
Telephone: 608-987-2122


Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Lafayette County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).