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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Burned_Counties_Research https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Burned_Counties_Research] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
 
== Places/Localities ==
 
== Places/Localities ==

Revision as of 20:33, 17 March 2009

United States  > Iowa > Decatur County

County Courthouse 

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

(515) 446-4331

History

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 [1]

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Garden Grove

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

Family History Library Catalog

References

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