Davis County, Iowa Genealogy Guide2016-06-30T15:45:43+00:00

Davis County, Iowa Genealogy Guide

Davis County, Iowa (Map It) was created on February 17, 1843 (Organized in 1844) from Unorganized Territory. Davis County was named in honor of Garrett Davis (1801–1872), a United States Representative from Kentucky Learn More About State of Iowa History

Davis County is bordered by Wapello County (north), Monroe County (northwest), Van Buren County (east), Jefferson County (northeast), Scotland County, Missouri (southeast), Schuyler County, Missouri (southwest), Appanoose County (west).

Davis County Cities and Towns include Bloomfield, Drakesville, Floris, Pulaski.

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

Davis County, Iowa Courthouse Records

Davis County, Iowa Courthouse
Davis County, IA Courthouse
Courthouse History

The Davis County Courthouse is located in Bloomfield, Iowa. Davis County was attached to Van Buren County for a breif time prior to organization March 1, 1844. Some early records may be found there. 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 Davis 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.

  • Davis County Recorder's Office has Birth / Death Records from 1880, has Marriage Records from 1844 and has Land Records from 1847. 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.
  • Davis County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1844and has Court Records from 1844. 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.
  • Davis 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.

Davis County, Iowa Census Records

Davis County, Iowa Vital Records

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