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Des Moines County, Iowa

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Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Des Moines County, Iowa.

Not to be confused with the city of Des Moines in Polk County.

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Des Moines County derives its name from the Des Moines River, which flows through the city of Des Moines and originally flowed through the county. When the county was divided early in Iowa's history, the river ended up further west, forming the border between Lee County, Iowa and the state of Missouri.

Adjacent Counties


  • Burlington
  • Danville
  • Mediapolis
  • Middletown
  • West Burlington

Other Townships & Communities: Augusta, Beaverdale, Benton, Concordia, Danville, Dodgeville, Flint River, Franklin, Huron, Jackson, Kingston, Pleasant Grove, Sperry, Tama, Union, Washington, Yarmouth and Yellow Springs


Cemeteries of Iowa



National Register of Historic Places

IA Gen Web

Genealogy Trails

Iowa Genealogy

Des Moines County Historical Society


USGW Archives

1873 Des Moines County Map