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Iowa County, Wisconsin Genealogy and History

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Established: 1829
County Seat: Dodgeville
Parent: Territorial County

* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.

Neighboring Counties

From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855

IOWA.--Population 14,440 (1855).
pg. 75

This is a mineral County, and one of the richest. It has a large trade in lead and copper which centers at Mineral Point. There are few countries abounding in minerals where the soil pays a fair remuneration to the cultivator. Yet the soil of this and the neighboring Counties, is as good and as fruitful as any in Wisconsin. There is no better for Indian corn, and it is not surpassed for other products of the State. The surface is abruptly rolling, well watered, being prairie and openings. There is some good land not yet taken up.

Mineral Point, the County Seat, is the largest and oldest village in that region. It is a thrifty place, the center of a large mineral trade, and has smelting furnaces of lead and copper. It bids fair to be a large place, and will soon have an outlet in the Mineral Point Rail Road, down the Pickatonica to the State line, to unite with the Chicago and Galena at Freeport. The Milwaukee and Mississippi Rail Road is to pass along the northern boundary.

General Genealogy and History Links

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Vital Records

Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Births 1876
Deaths 1871
Marriages 1836

Iowa County Courthouse
222 N. Iowa St.
Dodgeville, WI 53533-1557
Telephone: (608) 935-5628

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Census Links

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Residents of the County

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Area History

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