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

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Online Records

Cedar County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Cedar County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Founded December 21, 1837
County Seat Tipton
Address 400 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA 52772
Phone:(563) 886-2230
Cedar County Website

County Courthouse

Cedar County Courthouse
400 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA 52772
Phone:(563) 886-2230


Formed from sections of Dubuque County on December 21, 1837, Cedar County was named for the Red Cedar River which runs through the county. During the Great Depression, farmers rose in violent protest against state policy. The Cedar County War ensued in 1931.
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Cedar County, Iowa
  • A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa [1]
  • History of Cedar County, Iowa 1878 [2]

Parent County

1837--Cedar County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County. The County seat is Tipton [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places


  • Bennett
  • Clarence
  • Durant
  • Lowden
  • Mechanicsville
  • Stanwood
  • Tipton
  • West Branch
  • Wilton

Other localities

  • Cedar Bluff
  • Cedar Valley
  • Centerdale
  • Downey
  • Lime City
  • Plato
  • Rochester
  • Springdale
  • Sunbury
  • Wald


Cedar County is divided into seventeen townships:

  • Cass
  • Center
  • Dayton
  • Fairfield
  • Farmington
  • Fremont
  • Gower
  • Inland
  • Iowa
  • Linn
  • Massillon
  • Pioneer
  • Red Oak
  • Rochester
  • Springdale
  • Springfield
  • Sugar Creek

Neighboring Counties

Clinton | Johnson | Jones | Linn | Muscatine | Scott



  • Andre Cemetery
  • Bolton Burial Site
  • Brink Cemetery
  • Burtonwood
  • Cedar Bluff Cemetery
  • Center Cemetery
  • Center Ross Cemetery
  • Clarence Cemetery
  • Dayton Valley Cemetery
  • Downey Cemetery
  • Dumont Cemetery
  • Durant
  • Evergreen Hill Cemetery
  • Hanna Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Friends Village Cemetery
  • Gower Cemetery
  • Hanna Cemetery
  • Healey Cemetery
  • Hebron Cemetery
  • Hickory Grove Cemetery
  • Honey Grove Cemetery
  • Howard Cemetery
  • Inland Cemetery
  • Jordan Grove
  • Kempton Cemetery
  • Lime City Cemetery
  • Lowden Cemetery
  • Mason Cemetery
  • Mason-Wallick Cemetery
  • Masonic Cemetery
  • Massillon Cemetery
  • Moneka Cemetery
  • Mount Zion Church Cemetery
  • North Liberty Cemetery
  • Ocheltree Family Cemetery
  • Parr Cemetery
  • Pee Dee Cemetery
  • Pioneer Cemetery
  • Plato United Brethren
  • Red Oak Cemetery
  • Rochester Cemetery
  • Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Rosewood
  • Saint Johns Cemetery
  • Saint Josephs Cemetery
  • Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery
  • Sand Hill Cemetery
  • Scattergood Cemetery
  • Sharon Cemetery
  • Shawver Cemetery
  • South Bethel Cemetery
  • Springdale Cemetery
  • Stanwood Cemetery
  • Tipton Cemetery
  • Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery
  • Van Horn Cemetery
  • Virginia Grove Cemetery
  • Wentzel Cemetery
  • West Bethel Cemetery
  • West Branch Cemetery
  • Whitmer Cemetery
  • Wood Bridge Cemetery
  • Wright Cemetery
  • York Prairie Cemetery


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.


Methodist Church. West Branch circuit Church Records [4] Contents
Baptisms, 1860-1861, 1866-1878 -- marriages, 1866-1877 -- probationers -- alphabetical list of members. Also contains records for Zion Chapel, Brick Chapel, Zion Church, Brick Church, Morris Schoolhouse, McCormick in Cedar and Johnson Counties.



Local Histories


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


Early migration routes to and from Cedar County, Iowa Genealogy for European settlers included:



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




Vital Records




Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Sources and Footnotes

  1. A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa Google Books
  2. History of Cedar County, Iowa 1878
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Methodist Church. West Branch circuit FHL 986174 Item 1
  5. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).