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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Butler County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Butler County'''
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Guide to '''Butler County Iowa genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Butler County
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| county_map = Iowa Butler Map.png
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1851
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| founded date = January 15
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| seat = Allison
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| building address = Butler County Courthouse<br>P. O. Box 325<br>Allison, IA 50602<br> Phone: (319) 267-2487 <br>[http://www.butlercoiowa.org/ '''Butler County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Butler County Courthouse<br>P. O. Box 325<br>Allison, IA 50602<br>
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Butler County Courthouse<br>P. O. Box 325<br>Allison, IA 50602<br>  
  
 
(319) 267-2487  
 
(319) 267-2487  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''Butler County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from unorganized territory. The county was attached to Buchanan and Black Hawk Counties prior to&nbsp;its organization 2 October 1854.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Allison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1851--'''Butler County was created 15 January 1851&nbsp;from unorganized territory. The county was attached to Buchanan and Black Hawk Counties prior to&nbsp;its organization 2 October 1854.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;''' Allison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
For a list of cities and townships go to [http://iowa.hometownlocator.com/ia/butler/ hometownlocator.com] or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler_County,_Iowa#Localities wikipedia.org].
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{| width="80%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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*Allison
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*Aplington
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*Aredale
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*Austinville
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*Bristow
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*Butler Center
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*Clarksville
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*Coster
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*Dumont
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*Eleanor
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*Greene
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*Kesley
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*New Albion
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*New Hartford
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*Packard
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*Parkersburg
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*Pilot Rock
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*Shell Rock
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*Sinclair
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*Swanton
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*Wilmar
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|}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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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==== Church  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
==== Local Histories&nbsp; ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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*''History of Butler County Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress, and Achievement Vol. 1'' <ref>Hart, Irving H.;'' History of Butler County Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress, and Achievement Vol. 1'', S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914 [http://books.google.com/books?id=lYQUAAAAYAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;pg=PA281&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=History+of+Butler+County+Iowa:+A+Record+of+Settlement,+Organization,+Progress,+and+Achievement+Vol.+1&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=KBsnTqLKMMPZgQf957lc&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;sa=X&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;oi=book_result&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ct=result&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;resnum=1&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;q&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;f=false Google Books] {{WorldCat|6114539}} </ref>Volume 2 includes biographies.
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
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*'''Iowa USGS Topographic'''<br>Choose Airport, Bridge, Building, Cemetery, Church, Civil, Hospital, Lake, Locale, Park, Populated Place, Post Office, School, Stream, Summit, Trail<br>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Butler http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Butler]<br>
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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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=32008 Waterloo newspapers] that may have included Butler County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201884&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Butler&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Butler|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Butler/ Butler County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== Sources and Footnotes  ==
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<references />{{Iowa|Iowa}}
  
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Butler_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Butler_County,_Iowa]]

Revision as of 00:39, 17 April 2013

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Guide to Butler County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Butler County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Butler County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Allison
Courthouse
Address Butler County Courthouse
P. O. Box 325
Allison, IA 50602
Phone: (319) 267-2487
Butler County Website


County Courthouse

Butler County Courthouse
P. O. Box 325
Allison, IA 50602

(319) 267-2487

Butler County

History

Parent County

1851--Butler County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. The county was attached to Buchanan and Black Hawk Counties prior to its organization 2 October 1854.  County seat:  Allison [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Allison
  • Aplington
  • Aredale
  • Austinville
  • Bristow
  • Butler Center
  • Clarksville
  • Coster
  • Dumont
  • Eleanor
  • Greene
  • Kesley
  • New Albion
  • New Hartford
  • Packard
  • Parkersburg
  • Pilot Rock
  • Shell Rock
  • Sinclair
  • Swanton
  • Wilmar

Neighboring Counties

Black Hawk | Bremer | Cerro Gordo | Chickasaw | Floyd | Franklin | Grundy | Hardin

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

  • History of Butler County Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress, and Achievement Vol. 1 [2]Volume 2 includes biographies.

Maps


Military

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Waterloo newspapers that may have included Butler County residents. This database is free at some libraries.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Sources and Footnotes

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Hart, Irving H.; History of Butler County Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress, and Achievement Vol. 1, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914 Google Books WorldCat 6114539