Adair County, Iowa Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Adair County Courthouse
P. O. Box L
Greenfield, IA 5089-1290

(515) 743-2445

History

Parent County

1851--AAdair County was created in January 15, 1851 from Pottawattamie, Dallas, Mahaska, Monroe, Polk and Cass Counties. County records are housed in Greenfield. County. The county was attached to Pottawattamie and Cass Counties prior to organization 6 May 1854. County seat: Greenfield [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1889 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Townships

Extinct Communities

Neighboring Counties

Adams | Audubon | Cass | Dallas | Guthrie | Madison | Union

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries for Adair County are:

  • Abandoned Timber Cemetery
  • Adair County Cemetery
  • Avondale Cemetery
  • Boley Farm Cemetery
  • Bryant Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Campbell Cemetery
  • Canby Cemetery
  • Cears Cemetery
  • Eureka Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Fontanelle Cemetery
  • Garner Cemetery
  • Grand River Center Cemetery
  • Greenfield Cemetery
  • Grove Center Cemetery
  • Hebron Cemetery
  • Hill of Zion Cemetery
  • Immanuel Cemetery
  • Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
  • Jefferson Cemetery
  • Liberty Cemetery
  • Loucks Grove Cemetery
  • Mormon Cemetery
  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • Orient Cemetery
  • Penn Avenue Cemetery
  • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  • Prussia Cemetery
  • Roberts Cemetery
  • Saint Johns Cemetery
  • Saint Josephs Cemetery
  • Saint Marys Cemetery
  • Sunny Hill Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery
  • Wilson Cemetery
  • Winn Cemetery
  • Witt Cemetery

Transcriptions for some of these cemeteries can be found at:

The Family History library has several films with information about the cemeteries in Adair County. For more information about cemeteries in Iowa see the Iowa Cemeteries page.

Church

Court

  • Affidavit index, 1907-1924. [6] Microfilm of originals housed at the Clerk of the District Court, Adair County, Greenfield, Iowa. Affidavits concerning land transactions.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 NAco National Association of Counties
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Hometown Locator
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 City Data
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 Adair County Townships
  6. Adair County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court (Main Author),Affidavit index, 1907-1924 Family History Film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=533472&disp=Affidavit+index%2C+1907-1924%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL US/CAN Film 1787316 Items 2-3].