Linn County, Iowa Genealogy

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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


==== 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. 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.

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.


Neighboring Counties

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



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




Local Histories 






Vital Records

Societies and Libaries

Web Sites


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