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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Benton County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Benton County'''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Benton County
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1837
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| founded date = December 21
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| seat = Vinton
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| building address = Benton County Courthouse<br>111 E. 4th St.<br>P. O. Box 719<br>Vinton, IA 52349-1771 <br> Phone: (319) 833-3012 <br>[http://www.cobentoniaus.com/ '''Benton County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Benton County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from [[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque]] County. Benton County was attached to Jackson and Linn Counties prior to organization 1 March 1846. '''County seat:''' Vinton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1837--'''Benton County was created 21 December 1837&nbsp;from [[Dubuque County, Iowa|Dubuque]] County. Benton County was attached to Jackson and Linn Counties prior to organization 1 March 1846. '''County seat:''' Vinton <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 ====
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'''1853''' -- 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]
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== Places/Localities ==
  
== Places/Localities ==
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
For a list of cities and townships go to [http://iowa.hometownlocator.com/ia/benton/ hometownlocator.com] or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benton_County,_Iowa wikipedia.org.]
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For a list of cities and townships go to [http://iowa.hometownlocator.com/ia/benton/ hometownlocator.com] or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benton_County,_Iowa wikipedia.org.]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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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.
  
 
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=4783 Cedar Rapids newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=32008 Waterloo newspapers] that may have included Benton County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Belle Plaine Iowa Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201812&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Benton&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Benton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Benton/ Benton County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Benton_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Benton_County,_Iowa]]

Revision as of 01:27, 7 March 2013

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Benton County, Iowa
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1837
County Seat Vinton
Courthouse
Address Benton County Courthouse
111 E. 4th St.
P. O. Box 719
Vinton, IA 52349-1771
Phone: (319) 833-3012
Benton County Website


County Courthouse

Benton County Courthouse
111 E. 4th St.
P. O. Box 719
Vinton, IA 52349-1771

(319) 833-3012

Benton County

History

Parent County

1837--Benton County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County. Benton County was attached to Jackson and Linn Counties prior to organization 1 March 1846. County seat: Vinton [1]

Boundary Changes

1853 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

For a list of cities and townships go to hometownlocator.com or wikipedia.org.

Neighboring Counties

Black Hawk | Buchanan | Iowa | Johnson | Linn | Poweshiek | Tama

Resources

Cemeteries

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 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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