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Local histories are available for Appanoose County, which may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see Iowa Local Histories.

1843 Established in 1843, Appanoose County was named for a chief of the Sac and the Fox Indian tribes that lead the peace party during the Black Hawk War. Appanoose means "A Chief When a Child." [1] During the first part of the 20th century, mining was a major factor in Appanoose. The county seat for Appanoose is Centerville.

Online Local Histories and indexes

County Histories

  • Appanoose County Historical Society, Compiled by. The History of Appanoose County, Iowa - 1986. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1986; 1986 Appanoose County History Book Index; Centerville, IA: Appanoose County Genealogical Society, 1990.
  • Arnold, John, Compilor. A Pictorial History of Appanoose County, Iowa. Volume I. Marceline, MO: D-Books Publishing, 1996.
  • Beck, Robert Knowlton. 100th Anniversary: Iowa Trust and Savings Bank, Centerville, Iowa, 1896-1996. Centerville, IA: Iowa Trust and Savings Bank, 1996.
  • Beck, Robert Knowlton. Report on the Rathbun Dam Centerville, IA: Daily Iowegian, 1954?.
  • Beck, Robert Knowlton, and Dan Ehl. Rathbun Dam History. Centerville, IA: Iowegian, 1976
  • Early Pioneer Stories Centerville, IA: Appanoose County Genealogical Society, 19??. Reprint of articles in the Progress Anniversary Edition of the Centerville Daily Iowegian, 10 January, 1934.
  • Hair, James T., compilor and editor, Post Offices in Appanoose County, 1865 from Iowa State Gazetteer Chicago: Bailey Hair, 1865
  • Heusinkveld, W. M.; Historical Sketches of Pioneer Days in Appanoose County, Iowa Centerville, IA: Bill Heusinkveld, 2004, Originally written as columns for the Centerville Daily Iowegian from July 2002 to July 2004.
  • Heusinkveld, W. M. This Day in Iowa History. Centerville, IA: Appanoose County Sesquicentennial Commission, 1995.
  • Johnson, Helen Taylor. Rural School Memories, Appanoose County, Iowa. Centerville, IA: Helen Taylor Johnson, 19?? — Information, memories and pictures contributed by many volunteers about the 140 schools in Appanoose County in 1912.
  • Johnson, M. Ruth, Compiled and Researched; Postoffices and Postmasters of Appanoose County, Iowa, 1846 to 1988. Centerville, IA: M. Ruth Johnson, 1988.
  • Pioneer Roll of Honor published in the Daily Iowegian, 10 January 1934, and reprinted by the Appanoose County Genealogical Society.
  • Ramsey, Guy R. Names of Old Towns Fading into Haze of Past Memories, The Daily Iowegian, 28 November 1948.
  • Stamps, Maurice. Shoal Creek Legends. Seymour, IA: Seymour Community Club, April 2007. — The three volumes of Shoal Creek Legends were originally newspaper articles published in The Seymour Herald; printed and sold by the Seymour Community Club as fundraising projects. Maurice Stamps grew up around Shoal Creek in Franklin Township, Appanoose County, and served many years as a teacher and administrator in the Seymour Community Schools.
  • Stamps, Maurice. Shoal Creek Legends 3 Seymour, IA: Seymour Community Club, 2009.
  • Stamps, Maurice. More Shoal Creek Legends. Seymour, IA: Seymour Community Club, August 2007.
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