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== County Courthouse ==
== County Courthouse ==
''Iron County Courthouse<br> 250 S Main Street; PO Box 42; <br>Ironton, MO 63650<br> Phone 573.546.2912&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1883-1885, marriage, divorce, probate and land records''
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Iron.htm Iron County Courthouse]<br>250 S Main Street; PO Box 42; <br>Ironton, MO 63650<br>Phone 573.546.2912&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1883-1885, marriage, divorce, probate and land records
== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==

Revision as of 13:04, 17 October 2012

Pilot Knob Mountain, Iron County, Missouri

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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Iron County Courthouse
250 S Main Street; PO Box 42;
Ironton, MO 63650
Phone 573.546.2912 

County Clerk has birth records 1883-1885, marriage, divorce, probate and land records

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Ironton Missouri.jpg


Iron County Courthouse
250 S. Main
Ironton, Missouri 63650
Phone: 573-546-2912

History[edit | edit source]

The unusual shape of Iron County, Missouri, according to Goodspeed's 1888 History of Southeast Missouri, resulted from the difficulty inherent in creating the county. Land was taken from six other counties in order to form Iron County, but it became a challenge to accomplish this without reducing the size of those counties below their constitutional limits.

Iron County derives its name from its prevalence of iron ore. The county is located in a part of southeast Missouri that at one time was important as a mining center.

The county court first met 4 Aug 1857 at Arcadia. That was when Iron County was subdivided into the townships of Dent, Kaolin, Iron, Pilot Knob, Arcadia, Liberty, and Union.

The county is home to Pilot Knob, known as the site of Fort Davidson. This is where a significant Civil War battle, the Battle of Pilot Knob, took place in 1864.

For more about the history of Iron County, Missouri, see:

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1857--Iron County was created by a legislative act of 17 February 1857 from Dent, Madison, Reynolds, St. Francois Washington, and Wayne Counties.  County seat: Ironton [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

See an interactive map of Iron County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

In addition, see:

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

  • The Iron County Genealogical Society has surname indexes for the 1860-1930 Federal Censuses.
  • The U.S. GenWeb Archives website has the following transcriptions:
1860 Mortality Schedules - partial listing for Iron County
1890 Special Census - transcription for Iron County of the names of Civil War Union veterans and widows of veterans enumerated in the 1890 Veterans Schedules, also known as the 1890 Special Census.

  • The 1910-1930 Federal censuses for Iron County are covered in the following three books:
Iron County, Missouri 1910 Census. WorldCat.
1920 Iron County, Missouri Census. WorldCat.
1930 Iron County, Missouri Census. WorldCat.

Church[edit | edit source]

  • Lohman, Marcine. Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church of Pilot Knob, Missouri, Iron County, 1861-1931. Firestone, CO: Self-published, 2007?. WorldCat page.

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Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War
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Civil War Battle[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Iron County

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Current newspapers[edit | edit source]
Historic newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Schools[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]
Marriages[edit | edit source]
Deaths[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers
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Web Sites
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References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August 2012)