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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]]> [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Adams County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Adams County'''
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{{IADC}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Adams County Courthouse<br>500 9th St.<br>Corning, IA 50841<br>
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Adams County Courthouse<br>500 9th St.<br>Corning, IA 50841<br>  
  
(515) 322-4711<br>
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(515) 322-4711<br>  
  
 
[http://www.adamscountyia.com/ Adams County]  
 
[http://www.adamscountyia.com/ Adams County]  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''Adams County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;[[Pottawattamie County, Iowa|Pottawattamie ]]County.&nbsp;The county was organized 7 March 1853.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Corning <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1851--'''Adams County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;[[Pottawattamie County, Iowa|Pottawattamie ]]County.&nbsp;The county was organized 7 March 1853.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Corning <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''February 1, 1888''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
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===== Cities  =====
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*Carbon
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*Corning
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*Lenox
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*Nodaway
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*Prescott
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===== Townships  =====
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*Carl
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*Colony
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*Douglas
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*Grant
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*Jasper
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*Lincoln Center
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*Mercer
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*Nodaway
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*Prescott
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*Quincy
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*Union
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*Washington
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===== Communities  =====
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*[[Brooks, Iowa|Brooks]]
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*Carbon
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*Corning
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*Dickieville
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*Iveyville
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*Lincoln Center
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*Mount Etna
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*Nevinville
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*Strand
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*Stringtown
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*Williamson
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This list of cities and townships came from [http://iowa.hometownlocator.com/ia/adams/ hometownlocator.com] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Iowa#Cities wikipedia.org.] <br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Adair County, Iowa|Adair]] | [[Cass County, Iowa|Cass]] | [[Montgomery County, Iowa|Montgomery]] | [[Page County, Iowa|Page]] | [[Ringgold County, Iowa|Ringgold]] | [[Taylor County,Iowa|Taylor]] | [[Union County, Iowa|Union]]  
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[[Adair County, Iowa|Adair]] | [[Cass County, Iowa|Cass]] | [[Montgomery County, Iowa|Montgomery]] | [[Page County, Iowa|Page]] | [[Ringgold County, Iowa|Ringgold]] | [[Taylor County, Iowa|Taylor]] | [[Union County, Iowa|Union]]  
 
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Baldwin Cemetery
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*Bohemian National Cemetery
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*Brooks Cemetery
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*Calvary Cemetery
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*Carl Cemetery
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*Evergreen Cemetery
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*Forest Hill Cemetery
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*Homan Cemetery
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*Icarian Cemetery
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*Lincoln Center Cemetery
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*Methodist Grove Cemetery
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*Mount Etna Cemetery
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*[[Mount Pleasant Cemetery (Adams County, Iowa)|Mount Pleasant Cemetery]]
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*Mount Zion Cemetery
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*Nodaway Cemetery
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*Oak Hill Cemetery
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*Oakland Cemetery
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*Old Brooks Cemetery
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*Old Evergreen Cemetery
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*Old Mount Etna Cemetery
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*Old Queen City Cemetery
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*Prairie Rose Cemetery
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*Queen City Cemetery
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*Quincy Cemetery
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*Rose Hill Cemetery
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*Salem Cemetery
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*Strand Cemetery
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*Stringtown Cemetery
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*Summit Cemetery
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*Thompson Cemetery
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*Walnut Grove Cemetery
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Lists of the cemeteries in Adams County can be found at [http://incolor.inetnebr.com/rgcox/adamcem.htm IaGenWeb Adams County Cemeteries]
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Transcriptions of these cemeteries can be found at:
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:*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=548 Findagrave.com]
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:*[http://iowagravestones.org/search.php?search=custom&new_cid=2&cfield=last&ctype=1&ctxt= Iowa gravestone project]
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:*[http://www.savinggraves-us.org/ia/index.htm Saving graves]
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:*[http://usgwtombstones.org/iowa/adams.html The Tombstone Transcription Project]
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==== Census  ====
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Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative [[Iowa Census]] article.
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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*[http://adamscountyia.newspaperarchive.com/ Adams County Newspaper Archives] (1890-2000)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
*[http://allencogenealogysociety.homestead.com/main.html Adams County Genealogy Genealogical Society] West Union, Ohio
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201774&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Adams&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Adams|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Adams/ Adams County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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{{Iowa|Iowa}}
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[[Category:Adams_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Adams_County,_Iowa]]

Revision as of 21:48, 17 December 2012

This article is about a southwestern Iowa county. For other uses, see Adams.

United States Gotoarrow.png Iowa Gotoarrow.png Adams County


Hand and keyboard.jpg Iowa
Online Records


County Courthouse

Adams County Courthouse
500 9th St.
Corning, IA 50841

(515) 322-4711

Adams County

History

Parent County

1851--Adams County was created 15 January 1851 Pottawattamie County. The county was organized 7 March 1853.  County seat: Corning [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

February 1, 1888 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Carbon
  • Corning
  • Lenox
  • Nodaway
  • Prescott
Townships
  • Carl
  • Colony
  • Douglas
  • Grant
  • Jasper
  • Lincoln Center
  • Mercer
  • Nodaway
  • Prescott
  • Quincy
  • Union
  • Washington
Communities
  • Brooks
  • Carbon
  • Corning
  • Dickieville
  • Iveyville
  • Lincoln Center
  • Mount Etna
  • Nevinville
  • Strand
  • Stringtown
  • Williamson

This list of cities and townships came from hometownlocator.com and wikipedia.org.

Neighboring Counties

Adair | Cass | Montgomery | Page | Ringgold | Taylor | Union

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Baldwin Cemetery
  • Bohemian National Cemetery
  • Brooks Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Carl Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Forest Hill Cemetery
  • Homan Cemetery
  • Icarian Cemetery
  • Lincoln Center Cemetery
  • Methodist Grove Cemetery
  • Mount Etna Cemetery
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery
  • Mount Zion Cemetery
  • Nodaway Cemetery
  • Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Oakland Cemetery
  • Old Brooks Cemetery
  • Old Evergreen Cemetery
  • Old Mount Etna Cemetery
  • Old Queen City Cemetery
  • Prairie Rose Cemetery
  • Queen City Cemetery
  • Quincy Cemetery
  • Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Salem Cemetery
  • Strand Cemetery
  • Stringtown Cemetery
  • Summit Cemetery
  • Thompson Cemetery
  • Walnut Grove Cemetery

Lists of the cemeteries in Adams County can be found at IaGenWeb Adams County Cemeteries

Transcriptions of these cemeteries can be found at:

Census

Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative Iowa Census article.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Biographical History of Montgomery and Adams Counties, Iowa

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

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives


Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

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