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{{stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Linn County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Linn County'''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Linn County
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1837
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| founded date = December 21
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| seat = Cedar Rapids
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places&nbsp; 1862: Stoney Point, Linn County.&nbsp; Stoney Point was the local name given to an area between the towns of Cedar Rapids and Palo in the 1860s. In 2010 there is a Stoney Point road on the northwest side of Cedar Rapids which intersects with State Highway 94. Names associated with this area in correspondence in 1862-1865 included: James Burt, Royalton Fifield, Mr. Kelsey, James Little, Thomas Parker, Furney Phelps, Levy Proutey, Charles Ribble, Henra Ribble, Mr. Sanborn, Homer Stedman, Charley Stedman, Comboy Stedman, Henra Usher, John Henry Willis. <br> <br>The Stony Point school house (still standing in 1981) was located on the road before coming to Covington. The Usher family owned property in the Stoney Point area. They buried their family and friends on their property which eventually became Spring Grove cemetery. It is believed to be the burying place of Caroline Fifield Willis who died in Stoney Point in 1865 while her husband was at war. The Usher family took care of her burial. No stone was erected. <br>
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==== '''Populated Places&nbsp;'''  ====
  
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1862: Stoney Point, Linn County.&nbsp; Stoney Point was the local name given to an area between the towns of Cedar Rapids and Palo in the 1860s, near Covington. In 2010 there is a Stoney Point road on the northwest side of Cedar Rapids which intersects with State Highway 94. Names associated with this area in correspondence in 1862-1865 included: James Burt, Royalton Fifield, Mr. Kelsey, James Little, Thomas Parker, Furney Phelps, Levy Proutey, Charles Ribble, Henra Ribble, John T. Ribble, Mr. Sanborn, Homer Stedman, Charley Stedman, Comboy Stedman, Henra Usher, John Henry Willis. <br><br>The Stony Point school house (still standing in 1981) was located on the road before coming to Covington. The Usher family owned property in the Stoney Point area. They buried their family and friends on their property which eventually became Spring Grove cemetery.&nbsp; Few of those buried there during the Civil War had stones erected.<br>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== '''Neighboring Counties''' ====
  
 
[[Benton County, Iowa|Benton]] | [[Buchanan County, Iowa|Buchanan]] | [[Cedar County, Iowa|Cedar]] | [[Delaware County, Iowa|Delaware]] | [[Iowa County, Iowa|Iowa]] | [[Johnson County, Iowa|Johnson]] | [[Jones County, Iowa|Jones]]  
 
[[Benton County, Iowa|Benton]] | [[Buchanan County, Iowa|Buchanan]] | [[Cedar County, Iowa|Cedar]] | [[Delaware County, Iowa|Delaware]] | [[Iowa County, Iowa|Iowa]] | [[Johnson County, Iowa|Johnson]] | [[Jones County, Iowa|Jones]]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://iagenweb.org/linn/cemeteries/cemeterylist.htm GenWeb ]has an excellent source for cemeteries, many are already transcribed with photos.  
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[http://iagenweb.org/linn/cemeteries/cemeterylist.htm Iowa GenWeb] has an excellent source for cemeteries, many are already transcribed with photos.  
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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=34026 Hazel Knoll Cemetery, Central City] BillionGraves
  
 
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==== Church  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
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*[http://crpubliclibrary.newspaperarchive.com/ Cedar Rapids Library Archives, Linn County] has a large number of Cedar Rapids and Marion newspapers available free online.
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Also see NewspaperArchive.com ($) for additional [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=4783 Cedar Rapids newspapers] that may not be included in the Cedar Rapids Public Library database. This database is free at some libraries.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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== Societies and Libaries  ==
 
== Societies and Libaries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Cedar Rapids Iowa Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ia/county/linn/gen_soc.htm Linn County, Iowa Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ia/county/linn/gen_soc.htm Linn County, Iowa Genealogical Society]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=202392&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Linn&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Linn|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Linn/ Linn County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Linn_County,_Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Linn_County,_Iowa]]

Revision as of 03:11, 7 March 2013

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Linn County, Iowa
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1837
County Seat Cedar Rapids
Courthouse


County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1837--Linn County was created 21 December 1837 from Dubuque County . It was attached to Jackson County prior to organization 1 June 1839.  County seat:  Cedar Rapids [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places 

1862: Stoney Point, Linn County.  Stoney Point was the local name given to an area between the towns of Cedar Rapids and Palo in the 1860s, near Covington. In 2010 there is a Stoney Point road on the northwest side of Cedar Rapids which intersects with State Highway 94. Names associated with this area in correspondence in 1862-1865 included: James Burt, Royalton Fifield, Mr. Kelsey, James Little, Thomas Parker, Furney Phelps, Levy Proutey, Charles Ribble, Henra Ribble, John T. Ribble, Mr. Sanborn, Homer Stedman, Charley Stedman, Comboy Stedman, Henra Usher, John Henry Willis.

The Stony Point school house (still standing in 1981) was located on the road before coming to Covington. The Usher family owned property in the Stoney Point area. They buried their family and friends on their property which eventually became Spring Grove cemetery.  Few of those buried there during the Civil War had stones erected.

Neighboring Counties

Benton | Buchanan | Cedar | Delaware | Iowa | Johnson | Jones

Resources

Cemeteries

Iowa GenWeb has an excellent source for cemeteries, many are already transcribed with photos.

Individual cemeteries:

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Also see NewspaperArchive.com ($) for additional Cedar Rapids newspapers that may not be included in the Cedar Rapids Public Library database. This database is free at some libraries.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libaries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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