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{{stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Iowa|Iowa]] > Pottawattamie County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Pottawattamie County''' {{IADC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Pottawattamie County
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| county_map =
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1848
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| founded date = September 21
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| seat = Council Bluffs
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1848--'''Pottawattamie County was created 21 September 1848&nbsp;from&nbsp;unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Founded as Kanesville; renamed Council Bluffs 19 January 1953. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <ref name="PCGS">''Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society files: "Important Dates in Council Bluffs History" (transcribed by Rootsweb). Online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iapcgs/CBimportantdates.html</ref>
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'''1848--'''Pottawattamie County was created 21 September 1848 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Founded as Kanesville; renamed Council Bluffs 19 January 1953. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <ref name="PCGS">''Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society files: "Important Dates in Council Bluffs History" (transcribed by Rootsweb). Online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iapcgs/CBimportantdates.html</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
Apparently the new county, covering over 5,000 sq. miles, once included nearly all of Iowa's Missouri River drainage between the southern halves of what are now Monona and Crawford Counties and the northern edge of Fremont, Page, Taylor, and Ringgold Counties. The following counties were completely formed from within this expanse: Harrison, Shelby, Cass, Mills, Montgomery, and Adams; most of Audubon, along with portions of Union, Adair, Guthrie, Carroll, Crawford, and Monona Counties were also part of Pottawattamie County until 1851.<ref name="IA cf maps 1848">FamilyHistory101.com: "Iowa County Formation Maps"; interactive map of county formation and organization (select 1848). Online at http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/ia_cf.html</ref><ref name="IA rivers">Geology.com: "Iowa State Map Collection" (includes rivers map with current county lines overlaid). Online at http://geology.com/state-map/iowa.shtml</ref> However, the area near Mt. Pisgah was never in Pottawattamie County. Iowa's legislature gave the eastern half of today's Union County to Clarke County in 1846, then shrank both Clarke and neighboring Lucas County in 1847 (before either county became functional). As a result, the Mt. Pisgah community and cemetery were in a non-county area until Union County was formed in 1851 and organized in 1853.<ref name="IA cf maps 1851">FamilyHistory101.com: "Iowa County Formation Maps"; interactive map of county formation and organization (select 1851). Online at http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/ia_cf.html</ref>
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Apparently the new county, covering over 5,000 sq. miles, once included nearly all of Iowa's Missouri River drainage between the southern halves of what are now Monona and Crawford Counties and the northern edge of Fremont, Page, Taylor, and Ringgold Counties. The following counties were completely formed from within this expanse: Harrison, Shelby, Cass, Mills, Montgomery, and Adams; most of Audubon, along with portions of Union, Adair, Guthrie, Carroll, Crawford, and Monona Counties were also part of Pottawattamie County until 1851.<ref name="IA cf maps 1848">FamilyHistory101.com: "Iowa County Formation Maps"; interactive map of county formation and organization (select 1848). Online at http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/ia_cf.html</ref><ref name="IA rivers">Geology.com: "Iowa State Map Collection" (includes rivers map with current county lines overlaid). Online at http://geology.com/state-map/iowa.shtml</ref> However, the area near Mt. Pisgah was never in Pottawattamie County. Iowa's legislature gave the eastern half of today's Union County to Clarke County in 1846, then shrank both Clarke and neighboring Lucas County in 1847 (before either county became functional). As a result, the Mt. Pisgah community and cemetery were in a non-county area until Union County was formed in 1851 and organized in 1853.<ref name="IA cf maps 1851">FamilyHistory101.com: "Iowa County Formation Maps"; interactive map of county formation and organization (select 1851). Online at http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/ia_cf.html</ref>  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
====Populated Places====
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==== Populated Places ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemeteries, grouped by search site.&nbsp; Information on search sites may vary from site to site, but usually at least has the name, most will have dates, and some will include epitaphs and other information.&nbsp; Some include photos, some do not.&nbsp; Indexing of headstone data and locations will also vary, completeness of coverage of any particular cemetery may also vary.
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BillionGraves.com.&nbsp; <br>
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148435 Bikhor Cholim (cemetery), Kane, Iowa]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=33463 Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Garner, Iowa]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=136277 Crescent Cemetery, Crescent]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=33755 Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=33798 Fisher Cemetery, Underwood]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=33802 Flint Cemetery, Griswold]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=136290 Grange Cemetery, Honey Creek]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=33942 Green Valley Cemetery, Countil Bluffs]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=35717 Hardin Township Cemetery, McLelland, Iowa]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=34424 Memorial Park Cemetery, Council Bluffs]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=34914 Ridgewood Cemetery, Council Bluffs]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=35304 Silver Valley Cemetery, Hancock, Iowa]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=35084 St. Joseph Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Iowa]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=136291 St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Neola, Iowa]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=136270 Treynor Zion Congregational Cemetery, Treynor, Iowa]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148413 Walnut Hill Cenetery, Council Bluffs, Iowa]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=136288 Weston Saint Columbanus Catholic Cemetery, Underwood]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=136295 Wheeler Grove Cemetery, Carson Iowa]
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Findagrave:
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<br> Interment.net: <br>
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
*Council Bluffs
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*Council Bluffs  
*Council Bluffs Dist
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*Council Bluffs Dist  
*Council Point
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*Council Point  
*Lake
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*Lake  
*Pottawatomie
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*Pottawatomie  
*Shirtses
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*Shirtses  
 
*Union
 
*Union
  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society Library: This Library is down the street from the Council Bluffs Public Library. Among other things, they have an obituary index for the local papers. You can contact them via their Email address which is given on their webpage.
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Cedar Rapids Iowa Family History Center]]
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*[[Council Bluff Iowa Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iapottaw/PCGS.htm Pottawattamie County Historical Society]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~iapcgs/ Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://iagenweb.org/pottawattamie/ Pottawattamie County -- USGenWeb]  
 
*[http://iagenweb.org/pottawattamie/ Pottawattamie County -- USGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/12_Council_Bluffs.html Mormon Pioneer Trail -- Council Bluffs]  
 
*[http://www.lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/12_Council_Bluffs.html Mormon Pioneer Trail -- Council Bluffs]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=202563&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Pottawattamie&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Pottawattamie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
*[http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/ Mormon Pioneer Companies]
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*[http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/ Mormon Pioneer Companies]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Pottawattamie/ Pottawattamie County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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<references /> {{Iowa|Iowa}}
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[[Category:Pottawattamie_County,_Iowa]]

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Pottawattamie County, Iowa
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Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 21, 1848
County Seat Council Bluffs
Courthouse


County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1848--Pottawattamie County was created 21 September 1848 from unorganized territory. County seat: Founded as Kanesville; renamed Council Bluffs 19 January 1953. [1] [2]

Boundary Changes

Apparently the new county, covering over 5,000 sq. miles, once included nearly all of Iowa's Missouri River drainage between the southern halves of what are now Monona and Crawford Counties and the northern edge of Fremont, Page, Taylor, and Ringgold Counties. The following counties were completely formed from within this expanse: Harrison, Shelby, Cass, Mills, Montgomery, and Adams; most of Audubon, along with portions of Union, Adair, Guthrie, Carroll, Crawford, and Monona Counties were also part of Pottawattamie County until 1851.[3][4] However, the area near Mt. Pisgah was never in Pottawattamie County. Iowa's legislature gave the eastern half of today's Union County to Clarke County in 1846, then shrank both Clarke and neighboring Lucas County in 1847 (before either county became functional). As a result, the Mt. Pisgah community and cemetery were in a non-county area until Union County was formed in 1851 and organized in 1853.[5]

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cass | Harrison | Mills | Montgomery | Shelby | Douglas County, Nebraska | Sarpy County, Nebraska

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries, grouped by search site.  Information on search sites may vary from site to site, but usually at least has the name, most will have dates, and some will include epitaphs and other information.  Some include photos, some do not.  Indexing of headstone data and locations will also vary, completeness of coverage of any particular cemetery may also vary.

BillionGraves.com. 

Findagrave:


Interment.net:

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Council Bluffs
  • Council Bluffs Dist
  • Council Point
  • Lake
  • Pottawatomie
  • Shirtses
  • Union

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Pottawattamie County, Iowa Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records 

Societies and Libraries

  • Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society Library: This Library is down the street from the Council Bluffs Public Library. Among other things, they have an obituary index for the local papers. You can contact them via their Email address which is given on their webpage.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Pottawattamie County Genealogical Society files: "Important Dates in Council Bluffs History" (transcribed by Rootsweb). Online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iapcgs/CBimportantdates.html
  3. FamilyHistory101.com: "Iowa County Formation Maps"; interactive map of county formation and organization (select 1848). Online at http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/ia_cf.html
  4. Geology.com: "Iowa State Map Collection" (includes rivers map with current county lines overlaid). Online at http://geology.com/state-map/iowa.shtml
  5. FamilyHistory101.com: "Iowa County Formation Maps"; interactive map of county formation and organization (select 1851). Online at http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/ia_cf.html
  6. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  8. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).