Story County, Iowa Genealogy

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 United States  > Iowa > Story County

County Courthouses

History

Parent County

1846--Story County was created 13 January 1846 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Boone, Polk, and Linn Counties prior to organization 1June 1853. County seat: Nevada [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

January 1, 1864 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Boone | Hamilton | Hardin | Jasper | Marshall | Polk

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Ames

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records 

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

Family History Library Catalog

References

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