Hardin County, Iowa Genealogy

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 United States  > Iowa > Hardin County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1851--Hardin County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Marshall County prior to organization 2 March 1853.  County seat:  Eldora [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1856 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Butler | Franklin | Grundy | Hamilton | Marshall | Story | Wright

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Coonville
  • Union

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

  • Iowa USGS Topographic

Choose Airport, Bridge, Building, Cemetery, Church, Civil, Hospital, Lake, Locale, Park, Populated Place, Post Office, School, Stream, Summit, Trail
http://www.topozone.com/states/Iowa.asp?county=Hardin

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

Web Sites

References

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