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Revision as of 08:35, 5 March 2010

 United States  > Iowa > Howard County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

There have been two Howard counties in Iowa.
1816-- The first Howard County was established . It became part of the Missouri Territory.
1851--Howard County was created 15 January 1851 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Floyd County prior to organization 15 September 1855.  County seat: Cresco [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

December 1, 1876 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Chickasaw | Floyd | Mitchell | Winneshiek | Fillmore County, Minnesota | Mower County, Minnesota

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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).