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== Societies and Libraries  ==
== Societies and Libraries  ==
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
== Web Sites  ==
== Web Sites  ==

Revision as of 12:41, 29 September 2011

Template:Iowa-stub United States  > Iowa > Lee County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1836--Lee County was created 7 December 1836 from Des Moines County. County records for the northern portion of the county are housed in Fort Madison, southern records are housed in Keokuk. County seat: Fort Madison [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Iowa boundary changes.

Record Loss

1911 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Des Moines | Henry | Van Buren | Clark County, Missouri | Hancock County, Illinois | Henderson County, Illinois




  • The county poor farm was north of Keokuk. An old map showed a cemetery at this site. The cemetery was abandoned at sometime, and lost to the elements. An 1880 Census Jackson Township, has been transcribed[2]for the Lee County Poor Farm


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Ambrosia
  • Zarahemla



Local Histories 



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



  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Burlington newspapers dating back to the mid 1800's that may have included Lee County residents. This database is free at some libraries.



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Mary Marsh April, 17 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).