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{{stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Decatur County, Iowa''  
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{{Iowa-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Decatur County''  
  
== History and Tidbits  ==
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=== Cities ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
=== Townships  ===
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Decatur County Courthouse<br>207 Main Street<br>Leon, IA 50144-1647<br>
  
=== Communities  ===
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(515) 446-4331
  
=== County Government Site ===
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== History ==
  
== Neighboring Counties  ==
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[[Image:Stephen Decatur.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Stephen Decatur.JPG]]
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The county is named after U.S. naval officer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur Stephen Decatur] (1779-1820).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee"], Wikipedia.</ref>
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1846--'''Decatur County was created 13 January 1846 from unorganized territory. It was attached to&nbsp;Davis County prior to organization 6 March 1850.&nbsp; <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp; Leon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Iowa [http://www.n2genealogy.com/iowa/ia-maps.html boundary changes].
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==== Record Loss  ====
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'''March 31, 1874''' -- 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  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
[[Clarke County, Iowa|Clarke]] | [[Lucas County, Iowa|Lucas]] | [[Ringgold County, Iowa|Ringgold]] | [[Union County, Iowa|Union]] | [[Wayne County, Iowa|Wayne]] | [[Harrison County, Missouri|Harrison County, Missouri]] | [[Mercer County, Missouri|Mercer County, Missouri]]  
 
[[Clarke County, Iowa|Clarke]] | [[Lucas County, Iowa|Lucas]] | [[Ringgold County, Iowa|Ringgold]] | [[Union County, Iowa|Union]] | [[Wayne County, Iowa|Wayne]] | [[Harrison County, Missouri|Harrison County, Missouri]] | [[Mercer County, Missouri|Mercer County, Missouri]]  
  
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== Resources  ==
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==== 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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LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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*Garden Grove
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
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==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European settlers included:
  
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>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).</ref>
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==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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==== Probate  ====
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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+Decatur|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Decatur/ Decatur County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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== References ==
  
== Genealogy and History Websites  ==
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<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}
  
 
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Revision as of 21:57, 4 December 2012

Template:Iowa-stubUnited States  > Iowa > Decatur County

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Online Records


County Courthouse 

Decatur County Courthouse
207 Main Street
Leon, IA 50144-1647

(515) 446-4331

History

Stephen Decatur.JPG

The county is named after U.S. naval officer Stephen Decatur (1779-1820).[1]

Parent County

1846--Decatur County was created 13 January 1846 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Davis County prior to organization 6 March 1850. 
County seat:  Leon [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Iowa boundary changes.

Record Loss

March 31, 1874 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Clarke | Lucas | Ringgold | Union | Wayne | Harrison County, Missouri | Mercer County, Missouri

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

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Garden Grove

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Migration

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

Military

Newspapers

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

NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. "List of counties in Tennessee", Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 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).