Hello and Welcome -- My name is Nettie Mae and I'm the coordinator for Clinton County. John is the assistant coordinator. You can contact us anytime with questions, updates, submissions or suggestions by visiting our Contact Us page. We are not able to do look-ups at this time unfortunately. For that, please visit our Resources page or the contact one of the historical societies.
We are a part of the IAGenWeb Project which is part of the USGenWeb Project. These sites are dedicated to providing free online records and resources.
Our main goal is to bring some of the genealogical and historical information available in Clinton County to you in a way that helps you learn more about your ancestors and, hopefully, causes you to be curious enough to want to learn even more. We are not here to provide you with ALL the information but rather an index or some other indication that there IS info and where you might find out more.
This is a volunteer effort to promote genealogical research and to promote records preservation and availability by providing online access to records and information for free.
Please keep in mind that All the work here is done by Wonderful volunteers. If you have time or information to share, we would love to hear from you.
There are so many areas of interest in Clinton County, genealogy and local history. We have tried to put as much online as we can, and we continue to add information. Much of our information comes from the Clinton County Historical Society, to whom we are greatly indebted and thankful.
The best resource of all continues to be the volunteers and visitors to our website -- You! Many visitors have typed and submitted some of the most interesting items found within these pages. I hope, as you have time, you will consider sending us your info or transcribing and typing up info to share with others here on our site.
Volunteers are desperately needed to transcribe records that help us continually update the site. We are currently working on transcribing the 1895 census. I am a true believer in new blood is always great. If you'd want to volunteer to help, please see the Join Our Team link, or contact me directly.
Clinton County, Iowa
Clinton County is located on the Mississippi River at the eastern most tip of Iowa. It is bordered to the north by Jackson county, to the west by Jones and Cedar counties and to the south by Scott county. Across the river to the east are Carroll, Whiteside and Rock Island counties in Illinois.
Iowa was originally part of the Louisiana Purchase and was a part of the District of Louisiana in 1804. In 1807, Iowa was included in the Territory of Illinois and, in 1812, part of the Territory of Missouri.
After 1821, Iowa was unattached to any territory until it became part of Michigan Territory in 1834. In 1836, Iowa became part of Wisconsin Territory until 1838, when it was finally established as the Territory of Iowa.
On the 11th of January, 1840, the Territorial Legislature organized the county of Clinton and made Camanche the county seat. By this time, Elijah Buell had settled Lyons and J. M. Bartlett had founded New York, which was re-named Clinton.
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