Page County, Iowa Genealogy

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Page County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Page County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: 1847
County Seat Clarinda
Courthouse
Page County Courthouse.jpg


Quick Dates

Page County's civil records start the following years

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1866 1880 1838

County Courthouse

History

  • Page County, Iowa is named in honor of Captain John Page of the 4th U.S. Infantry, who was mortally wounded in the battle of Palo Alto during the Mexican American War.

Parent County

1847--Page County was created 24 February 1847 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Appanoose County prior to organization 22 March 1852. County seat:  Clarinda [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Iowa boundary changes.

Record Loss

1858 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Adams | Fremont | Mills | Montgomery | Taylor | Atchison County, Missouri | Nodaway County, Missouri

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Find A Grave has Page County cemeteries with some headstone pictures. If yours isn't among the photographs you can request to have one taken and posted.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850551
18604,419702.0%
18709,975125.7%
188019,66797.2%
189021,3418.5%
190024,18713.3%
191024,002−0.8%
192024,1370.6%
193025,9047.3%
194024,887−3.9%
195023,921−3.9%
196021,023−12.1%
197018,537−11.8%
198019,0632.8%
199016,870−11.5%
200016,9760.6%
201015,932−6.1%
  • An article about the Federal and State Census Records that exist for Iowa. Iowa Census

Church

Court

Land

  • Iowa Page County Recorder's Office has property and misc. records dating back to 1838. Genealogy research is not performed by the Page County Recorder’s office. However, this office has land and vital records that are open to the public.

Local Histories 

Maps

  • [1] David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures. This Collection features the city of Shenandoah.

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

507 E Pioneer Ave
Shenandoah, Ia 51601
Phone:1-712-246-4491
Hours T 1pm-4pm; W 7pm-9pm; Th 10am-3pm.; Closures: Closed the last two weeks in December.

Societies and Libraries

Lied Public Library
100 E. Garfield St.
Clarinda, IA 51632
Phone: 1-712-542-2416
E-mail: sandylib@bellsouth.net
Hours:
Monday: 12pm-8pm

Tues-Thur: 9:30am-6pm; Fri: 9:30am-5:00pm; Sat: 9:30am-1pm; Sun: Closed

Web Sites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Benton County, Tennessee

References

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