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{{Iowa-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Black Hawk County''  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Black Hawk County'''
== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==

Revision as of 21:58, 17 December 2012

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Black Hawk County Courthouse
316 E. 5th St.
Waterloo, IA 50703-4774

(319) 833-3012

Black Hawk County


Parent County

1843--Black Hawk County was created 17 February 1843 from Buchanan County. Black Hawk County was attached to Buchanan, Benton, and Delaware Counties prior to organization 17 August 1853.  County seat:  Black Hawk [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties

Benton | Bremer | Buchanan | Butler | Fayette | Grundy | Tama


Cemeteries  in and around Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa

Catholic Cemeteries of Waterloo Inc. 3912 West 4th Street - Waterloo, Iowa 319 233-0746


Elmwood Cemetery Associations 226 Elmwood Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa 319 232-2348

Fairview Cemetery Associations 611 Fairview Drive, Cedar Falls, Iowa 319 234-8621

Floral Hills Memorial Gardens ; Funeral Home

1093 Jackson Ave,Hazelton, Iowa 319 626-2442 

GARDEN MEMORIAL CEMETERY & MOUSOLEUM 2669 Logan Ave, Cedar Falls, Iowa 319 233-6126

Garden View Chapel 3655 Logan Ave, Cedar Falls, Iowa 319 232-2222

Oelwein City 13o1 W Charles Street, Oelwine, Iowa 319 283-5228

Waterloo Cemetery 1830 Kimbal Ave. Waterloo, Iowa 319 232-4751

Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery and Chapel 3430 West 4th Street, Waterloo, Iowa 319 232-4165

RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME at 615 Main Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa 319-266-3525, is an excellant contact when you are looking for someone who has died in the Cedar Falls, Iowa Area. They can direct you to the place they are burried and who to contact for more information. Their records are on the computer. They told me to contact "Rusty at 11:00 midwest time for more information". This lead to finding several generations of the person who had died. He was the sexton of one of the cemeteries.

Other funeral homes are: Parrot & Wood Chapel of Memories www,overtonservice.com 319-232-3235 Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home , Parkersburg, Iowa 319-346-1534 Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Clarkville, Iowa 319-278-4245 Reiff Funeral Home, Independence, Iowa 319-334-2501 Richardson as above 319-266-3525 Sanders Funeral Service 319-232-5667 Vogel Funeral Home Allison, Iowa 319-267-2507 White Funeral Home Independence, Iowa 319-334-2595 White Funeral Home Jessup, Iowa 319-827-3695 Woods Funeral Home Fredericksburg, Iowa 319-827-3695


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.




Local Histories   And Memories of Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa.  Go to Facebook.com  search for:  igrewupin Cedar Falls

There are memories of places, events form the earily years to date.  Wonderful to learn about the residents of a Great town.  Have you ever heard of DeTasseling Corn?  It is in there.  How about a Breaded Pork Tenderloin

sandwich?  Who made the best ever?  The towns concentration and love for the arts and music... Check out the site.




Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Waterloo newspapers that covered local news on Black Hawk County residents. This database is free at some libraries.



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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