Lyon County, Iowa Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1851--Lyon County was created 15 January 1851 as Buncombe County. The name was changed to Lyon in 11 September 1862.  It was attached to Woodbury County prior to organization 1 January 1872.
County seat: Rock Rapids [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

O'Brien | Osceola | Sioux | Lincoln County, South Dakota | Minnehaha County, South Dakota | Nobles County, Minnesota | Rock County, Minnesota

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

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