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[[Image:Iron County Missouri PilotKnobMountain.jpg|right|330x220px|<center>Pilot Knob Mountain,Iron County, Missouri<center></center>]][[Image:Ironton Missouri.jpg|right|330x228px|Ironton, Missouri]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iron_County,_Missouri|Iron County]]''
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Guide to '''Iron County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iron_County,_Missouri|Iron County]]''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Iron County
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| county_map = 682px-Map of Missouri highlighting Iron County svg.png
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1857
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| founded date = February 17
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| seat = Ironton
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| building image = Ironton Missouri.jpg
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| building address = Iron County Courthouse<br>250 S Main Street<br> PO Box 42 <br>Ironton, MO 63650<br>Phone 573.546.2912<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Iron.htm '''Iron County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1883-1885, marriage, divorce, probate and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Iron County, Missouri. Page 401 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1857--'''Iron County was created by a legislative act of 17 February 1857&nbsp;from [[Dent County, Missouri|Dent]], [[Madison County, Missouri|Madison]], [[Reynolds County, Missouri|Reynolds]], [[St. Francis County, Arkansas|St. Francis]], [[Washington County, Missouri|Washington,]] and [[Wayne County, Missouri|Wayne]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Ironton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1857--'''Iron County was created by a legislative act of 17 February 1857&nbsp;from [[Dent County, Missouri|Dent]], [[Madison County, Missouri|Madison]], [[Reynolds County, Missouri|Reynolds]], St. [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/St._Francois_County,_Missouri Francois] [[Washington County, Missouri|Washington,]] and [[Wayne County, Missouri|Wayne]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironton,_Missouri Ironton] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*Middle Brook ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Brook,_Missouri Wikipedia] page)  
 
*Middle Brook ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Brook,_Missouri Wikipedia] page)  
 
*Pilot Knob ([http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=20594 ePodunk] page | [http://www.missourihistorictowns.com/missouri-historic-places/pilot-knob-missouri-history-landmarks.htm MO Historic Towns] page |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilot_Knob,_Missouri Wikipedia] page)  
 
*Pilot Knob ([http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=20594 ePodunk] page | [http://www.missourihistorictowns.com/missouri-historic-places/pilot-knob-missouri-history-landmarks.htm MO Historic Towns] page |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilot_Knob,_Missouri Wikipedia] page)  
*Viburnum ([http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=20738 ePodunk] page |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcan,_Missouri Wikipedia] page)  
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*Viburnum ([http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=20738 ePodunk] page |&nbsp;Wikipedia page)  
 
*Vulcan ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcan,_Missouri Wikipedia] page)
 
*Vulcan ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcan,_Missouri Wikipedia] page)
  
 
In addition, see:  
 
In addition, see:  
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/mo/iron/census/irontown.txt Alphabetical List of Towns, 1885, Iron County, Missouri] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/iron/census/irontown.txt Alphabetical List of Towns, 1885, Iron County, Missouri] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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[[Image:Iron County Missouri PilotKnobMountain.jpg|right|250px|Pilot Knob Mountain, Iron County, Missouri]]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/mo/iron/cemeteries.html Iron County, Missouri Cemeteries] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/iron/cemeteries.html Iron County, Missouri Cemeteries] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.caulleyscorner.com/IronCoMo/IronCoCems.html Links to Iron County Cemeteries] (Tom Caulley's Iron Co., MO Gen. Page)
 
*[http://www.caulleyscorner.com/IronCoMo/IronCoCems.html Links to Iron County Cemeteries] (Tom Caulley's Iron Co., MO Gen. Page)
  
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:1860 Mortality Schedules - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/iron/history/other/1860mort12gms.txt partial listing] for Iron County  
 
:1860 Mortality Schedules - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/iron/history/other/1860mort12gms.txt partial listing] for Iron County  
:1890 Special Census - [http://files.usgwarchives.org/mo/iron/census/1890iron.txt transcription] for Iron County of the names of Civil War Union veterans and widows of veterans enumerated in the 1890 Veterans Schedules, also known as the 1890 Special Census.<br><br>
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:1890 Special Census - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/iron/census/1890iron.txt transcription] for Iron County of the names of Civil War Union veterans and widows of veterans enumerated in the 1890 Veterans Schedules, also known as the 1890 Special Census.<br><br>
  
 
*The 1910-1930 Federal censuses for Iron County are covered in the following three books:
 
*The 1910-1930 Federal censuses for Iron County are covered in the following three books:
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*Lohman, Marcine. ''Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church of Pilot Knob, Missouri, Iron County, 1861-1931''. Firestone, CO: Self-published, 2007?. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/immanuel-ev-lutheran-church-of-pilot-knob-missouri-iron-county-1861-1931/oclc/164604018&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page.
 
*Lohman, Marcine. ''Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church of Pilot Knob, Missouri, Iron County, 1861-1931''. Firestone, CO: Self-published, 2007?. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/immanuel-ev-lutheran-church-of-pilot-knob-missouri-iron-county-1861-1931/oclc/164604018&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page.
  
==== Court<br> ====
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==== Court<br> ====
  
 
*Hackworth, Sharon. ''Iron County, Missouri Naturalizations, 1871-1906''. Arcadia: Iron County Genealogy Society, 2007. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/iron-county-missouri-naturalizations-1871-1906/oclc/310125040&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page.  
 
*Hackworth, Sharon. ''Iron County, Missouri Naturalizations, 1871-1906''. Arcadia: Iron County Genealogy Society, 2007. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/iron-county-missouri-naturalizations-1871-1906/oclc/310125040&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page.  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War<br>  =====
  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Davidson Battle of Fort Davidson] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Davidson Battle of Fort Davidson] (Wikipedia)  
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*[http://www.missourihistorictowns.com/missouri-historic-places/pilot-knob-missouri-history-landmarks.htm Missouri Historic Towns: Explore Pilot Knob, Missouri History]  
 
*[http://www.missourihistorictowns.com/missouri-historic-places/pilot-knob-missouri-history-landmarks.htm Missouri Historic Towns: Explore Pilot Knob, Missouri History]  
 
*[http://ir6b.deepwebtech.com/mdh/link.html?collectionCode=MOVIRT&redirectUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fcdm.sos.mo.gov%2Fcdm4%2Fdocument.php%3FCISOROOT%3D%2Fmsa%26CISOPTR%3D1126%26REC%3D3 Petition, Iron County Unconditional Loyal Union Men, to Thomas Clement Fletcher, 26 Dec 1865] (MO Digital Heritage)
 
*[http://ir6b.deepwebtech.com/mdh/link.html?collectionCode=MOVIRT&redirectUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fcdm.sos.mo.gov%2Fcdm4%2Fdocument.php%3FCISOROOT%3D%2Fmsa%26CISOPTR%3D1126%26REC%3D3 Petition, Iron County Unconditional Loyal Union Men, to Thomas Clement Fletcher, 26 Dec 1865] (MO Digital Heritage)
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===== Civil War Battle  =====
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The following Civil War Battle was fought in Iron County
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*September 27, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo021.htm Fort Davidson]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo021.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August 2012)</ref> also known as Pilot Knob
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[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moicgs/icgs_home.html Iron County, Missouri Genealogy Society]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moicgs/icgs_home.html Iron County, Missouri Genealogy Society]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites<br> ==
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== Web Sites<br> ==
  
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Iron|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Iron|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_County,_Missouri Iron County, Missouri] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_County,_Missouri Iron County, Missouri] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moiron2/index.html Iron County, Missouri GenWeb] (MO GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moiron2/index.html Iron County, Missouri GenWeb] (MO GenWeb)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/mo/iron/index.html Iron County, Missouri GenWeb Archives] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/iron/index.html Iron County, Missouri GenWeb Archives] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moiron/ic-inde.htm Iron County, Missouri MO-AGHP Project]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moiron/ic-inde.htm Iron County, Missouri MO-AGHP Project]  
 
*[http://www.caulleyscorner.com/IronCoMo/ Tom Caulley's Iron County, Missouri Genealogy Page]
 
*[http://www.caulleyscorner.com/IronCoMo/ Tom Caulley's Iron County, Missouri Genealogy Page]

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Guide to Iron County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Iron County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Iron County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1857
County Seat Ironton
Courthouse
Ironton Missouri.jpg
Address Iron County Courthouse
250 S Main Street
PO Box 42
Ironton, MO 63650
Phone 573.546.2912
Iron County Website


County Courthouse



County Clerk has birth records 1883-1885, marriage, divorce, probate and land records[1]


History

The unusual shape of Iron County, Missouri, according to Goodspeed's 1888 History of Southeast Missouri, resulted from the difficulty inherent in creating the county. Land was taken from six other counties in order to form Iron County, but it became a challenge to accomplish this without reducing the size of those counties below their constitutional limits.

Iron County derives its name from its prevalence of iron ore. The county is located in a part of southeast Missouri that at one time was important as a mining center.

The county court first met 4 Aug 1857 at Arcadia. That was when Iron County was subdivided into the townships of Dent, Kaolin, Iron, Pilot Knob, Arcadia, Liberty, and Union.

The county is home to Pilot Knob, known as the site of Fort Davidson. This is where a significant Civil War battle, the Battle of Pilot Knob, took place in 1864.

For more about the history of Iron County, Missouri, see:

Parent County

1857--Iron County was created by a legislative act of 17 February 1857 from Dent, Madison, Reynolds, St. Francois Washington, and Wayne Counties.  County seat: Ironton [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Iron County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

In addition, see:

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Pilot Knob Mountain, Iron County, Missouri

Census

  • The Iron County Genealogical Society has surname indexes for the 1860-1930 Federal Censuses.
  • The U.S. GenWeb Archives website has the following transcriptions:
1860 Mortality Schedules - partial listing for Iron County
1890 Special Census - transcription for Iron County of the names of Civil War Union veterans and widows of veterans enumerated in the 1890 Veterans Schedules, also known as the 1890 Special Census.

  • The 1910-1930 Federal censuses for Iron County are covered in the following three books:
Iron County, Missouri 1910 Census. WorldCat.
1920 Iron County, Missouri Census. WorldCat.
1930 Iron County, Missouri Census. WorldCat.

Church

  • Lohman, Marcine. Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church of Pilot Knob, Missouri, Iron County, 1861-1931. Firestone, CO: Self-published, 2007?. WorldCat page.

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Iron County

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers

Current newspapers
Historic newspapers

Probate

Schools

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Iron County, Missouri. Page 401 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August 2012)