Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Appanoose County History Books & Articles

Several books and articles provide an overview of the history of Appanoose County and biographical sketches of some of its citizens and families.  Some of these books have indexes posted on the Internet and some can be downloaded free from the Internet. 

[1] The History of Appanoose County, Iowa, containing a History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &c., A Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Record of its Volunteers in the late Rebellion, General and Locat Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Appanoose County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, &c. [Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1878].  An index of townships and biographical sketches by Dick Barton and 292 biographies transcribed by Alice Wayne Daniels are included in the Iowa Biographies Project.  Download a free full-view copy from the Google Book Project.

[2] Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties, Iowa, containing a condensed history of the state of Iowa; portraits and biographies of the governors of the territory and state; engravings of promjinent citizens in Wayne and Appanoose counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Wayne and Appanoose counties. [Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company, 1886].  An index and transcribed biographies are included in the Iowa Biographies Project.  Download a free full-view searchable copy from the Internet Archive

[3] Biographical and Genealogical History of Appanoose and Monroe Counties, Iowa. [New York & Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1903].  An index and transcribed biographies are included in the Iowa Biographies Project.  Download a free full-view searchable copy from the Internet Archive

[4] Taylor, L. L., Editor.  Past and Present of Appanoose County Iowa - A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement.  Two Volumes. [Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913]. An index and transcribed biographies are included in the Iowa Biographies Project.  Download free full-view searchable copies of both volumes from the Internet Archive.  

[5] Appanoose County Historical Society.  The History of Appanoose County, Iowa - 1986.  [Dallas TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1986]  An index to its biographies transcribed by Alice Wayne Daniels is on the IAGenWeb Project. The Appanoose County Genealogical Society published an all-name index, 1986 Appanoose County History Book Index [Centerville IA: Appanoose County Genealogical Society, 1990] 

[6] Arnold, John, Editor.  A Pictorial History of Appanoose County, Iowa.  [Marceline MO: D-Books Publishing, 1996] 

[7] Heusinkveld, Bill and O. R. Parks. A Pictorial History of the Towns of Appanoose County.   [2003]

[8] Heusinkveld, Bill.  101 Historical Sketches of Pioneer Days in Appanoose County.  Written for the Centerville Iowegian from July 2002 to July 2004. [Centerville IA: Bill Heusinkveld, 2004] 

[9] Fitzpatrick, T. J.  "The Place-Names of Appanoose County, Iowa" published in American Speech, Volume 3, Number 1 (October, 1927), pp. 39-66, published by the Duke University Press.  Digitized by JSTOR which can be accessed through a participating library or institution. 

[10] Publications of the Appanoose County Genealogical Society, P.O Box 684, Centerville, Iowa 52544-0684:  Place Names of Appanoose County (Indexed), 30 pages; Pioneer Honor Roll - 1843-1882 (Indexed), 13 pages; Early Pioneer Stories (Indexed), 169 pages; 1986 Appanoose County History Book Index, 183 pages. ACGS's email: acgs2005@hotmail.com. 


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