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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Dallas County'''
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{{IADC}}
  
== History and Tidbits ==
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== [http://www.co.dallas.ia.us/recorder/recorder.asp County Courthouse] ==
  
=== Cities  ===
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Dallas County Iowa Courthouse<br>801 Court Street Rm 203<br>P. O. Box 38<br>Adel, IA 50003<br>(515) 993-5804<br>
  
=== Townships ===
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== History ==
  
=== Communities  ===
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Dallas County was named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_M._Dallas George Mifflin Dallas], 11th Vice President of the United States of America, under President James K. Polk . The ''[http://iagenweb.org/dallas/histories/Past-Present1907.htm Early History of Dallas County]'' article gives helpful informaton on the County's beginnings. Other statistical information can be found at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_County,_Iowa Wikipedia].
  
=== County Government Site ===
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==== Parent County  ====
  
== Neighboring Counties  ==
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'''13 January 1846: '''Dallas County was created from unorganized territory. It was attached to [[Polk County, Iowa|Polk]] and [[Mahaska County, Iowa|Mahaska]] Counties prior to organization 1 March 1847. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''15 January 1851:''' [[Greene County, Iowa|Greene]] County was set off.
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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===== Cities:  =====
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{| width="80%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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*[[Adel, Iowa|Adel]]
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*[[Bouton, Iowa|Bouton]]
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*[[Clive, Iowa|Clive]]
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*[[Dallas Center, Iowa|Dallas Center]]
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*[[Dawson, Iowa|Dawson]]
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*[[De Soto, Iowa|De Soto]]
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*[[Dexter, Iowa|Dexter]]
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*[[Granger, Iowa|Granger]]
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*[[Grimes, Iowa|Grimes]]
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*[[Linden, Iowa|Linden]]
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*[[Minburn, Iowa|Minburn]]
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*[[Perry, Iowa|Perry]]
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*[[Redfield, Iowa|Redfield]]
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*[[Urbandale, Iowa|Urbandale]]
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*[[Van Meter, Iowa|Van Meter]]
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*[[Waukee, Iowa|Waukee]]
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*[[West Des Moines, Iowa|West Des Moines]]
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*[[Woodward, Iowa|Woodward]]
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|}
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===== Townships  =====
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|-
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*[[Adams Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Adams]]
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*[[Adel Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Adel]]
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*[[Beaver Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Beaver]]
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*[[Boone Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Boone]]
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*[[Colfax Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Colfax]]
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*[[Dallas Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Dallas]]
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*[[Des Moines Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Des Moines]]
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*[[Grant Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Grant]]
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*[[Lincoln Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Lincoln]]
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*[[Linn Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Linn]]
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*[[Spring Valley Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Spring Valley]]
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*[[Sugar Grove Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Sugar Grove]]
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*[[Union Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Union]]
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*[[Van Meter Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Van Meter]]
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*[[Walnut Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Walnut]]
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*[[Washington Township, Dallas County, Iowa|Washington]]
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|}
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===== Unincorporated community  =====
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[[Booneville, Iowa|Booneville]]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
[[Adair County, Iowa|Adair]] | [[Boone County, Iowa|Boone]] | [[Greene County, Iowa|Greene]] | [[Guthrie County, Iowa|Guthrie]] | [[Madison County, Iowa|Madison]] | [[Polk County, Iowa|Polk]] | [[Warren County, Iowa|Warren]]  
 
[[Adair County, Iowa|Adair]] | [[Boone County, Iowa|Boone]] | [[Greene County, Iowa|Greene]] | [[Guthrie County, Iowa|Guthrie]] | [[Madison County, Iowa|Madison]] | [[Polk County, Iowa|Polk]] | [[Warren County, Iowa|Warren]]  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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==== Biography  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=33604 Dexter Cemetery, Dexter] BillionGraves
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158450 Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter] BillionGraves
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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 History and Records  ====
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;Methodist
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*Methodist Episcopal
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;Presbyterian
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*Cumberland Presbyterian
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;United Brethren in Christ
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==== Court Records  ====
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#Court Records
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#Divorce Records
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#Guardianship
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==== Funeral Homes  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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Also see: Biography, History
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==== Land and Deed Records  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
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[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Adel++Iowa+/ David Rumsey Map Collection]&nbsp;is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures. This Collection features the cities of [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Altoona++Iowa+/ Altoona]&nbsp;and [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Adel++Iowa+/ Adel].
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==== Military History and Records  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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*[http://altoonapl.newspaperarchive.com/ Altoona Public Library Archives, Polk County] (1876-2000)
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*[http://johnstonhs.newspaperarchive.com Johnston Historical Society Archive, Polk County] (1970-2007)
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=7363 Des Moines newspapers]. This database is free at some libraries.
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Schools  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Dallas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Dallas/ Dallas County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
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<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}
  
== Genealogy and History Websites  ==
 
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Revision as of 23:48, 17 December 2012

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County Courthouse

Dallas County Iowa Courthouse
801 Court Street Rm 203
P. O. Box 38
Adel, IA 50003
(515) 993-5804

History

Dallas County was named for George Mifflin Dallas, 11th Vice President of the United States of America, under President James K. Polk . The Early History of Dallas County article gives helpful informaton on the County's beginnings. Other statistical information can be found at Wikipedia.

Parent County

13 January 1846: Dallas County was created from unorganized territory. It was attached to Polk and Mahaska Counties prior to organization 1 March 1847. [1]

Boundary Changes

15 January 1851: Greene County was set off.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities:
Townships
Unincorporated community

Booneville

Neighboring Counties

Adair | Boone | Greene | Guthrie | Madison | Polk | Warren

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

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 History and Records

Methodist
  • Methodist Episcopal
Presbyterian
  • Cumberland Presbyterian
United Brethren in Christ

Court Records

  1. Court Records
  2. Divorce Records
  3. Guardianship

Funeral Homes

Genealogy

Also see: Biography, History

Land and Deed Records

Local Histories

Maps

David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures. This Collection features the cities of Altoona and Adel.

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate Records

Public Records

Schools

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].