Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy Guide

Carroll County, Iowa (Map It) was created on January 15, 1851 (Organized in 1855) from Pottawattamie County & Unorganized Territory. Carroll County was named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737–1832), a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. He was the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence, and the longest living signer. Learn More About State of Iowa History

Carroll County is bordered by Sac County (northwest), Calhoun County (northeast), Greene County (east), Guthrie County (southeast), Audubon County (south), Crawford County (west).

Carroll County Cities and Towns include Arcadia, Breda, Carroll, Coon Rapids, Dedham, Glidden, Halbur, Lanesboro, Lidderdale, Manning, Ralston, Templeton, Willey.

Carroll County Townships include Arcadia, City of Carroll, City of Manning, Eden, Ewoldt, Glidden, Grant, Jasper, Kniest, Maple River, Newton, Pleasant Valley, Richland, Roselle, Sheridan, Union, Washington, Wheatland.

A Carroll County, Iowa County and City Maps contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Carroll County, Iowa Courthouse Records

Carroll County, Iowa Courthouse
Carroll County, IA Courthouse
Courthouse History

The Carroll County Courthouse is located in Carroll, Iowa. Carroll County was attached to Shelby County & Guthrie County for a breif time prior to organization November 7, 1855. Some early records may be found there. In 1886, this courthouse was damaged by a fire. Learn More About State of Iowa Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Carroll county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Carroll County Recorder's Office has Birth / Death Records from 1880, has Marriage Records from 1855 and has Land Records from 1855. he County Recorder's Office maintains official records of documents affecting title to real estate. Every real estate transaction that takes place begins in the Recorder's Office. One of the major duties of the office is the management of public records. As a result, accuracy and preservation of records are a must in the Recorder's Office. In addition to real estate transactions, the Recorder's Office issues titles and liens; records veterans discharge papers; processes passport applications; accepts marriage applications and issues the subsequent license; issues certified copies of birth, death and marriage records as well as other numerous duties.
  • Carroll County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1856and has Court Records from 1855?. The County Clerk of Court manages and maintains all trial court records, including pleadings, evidence and orders. The clerks of court have hundreds of administrative duties. They accept and process fines, fees and court costs owed to the state, child support checks, and civil judgments owed to litigants. They maintain a record of liens on all real estate in the county. Clerks help with involuntary hospitalization cases. They have the authority to dispose of scheduled violations which are not contested and do not require a court hearing. Clerks are also responsible for informing state and local government agencies of court orders.
  • Carroll County Tax Assessor is responsible for assess and appraise all real estate and personal property, to have access to all public records of the county for the purpose of securing information pertaining to accurate listings of taxable property.

Carroll County, Iowa Census Records

Carroll County, Iowa Vital Records

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