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Welcome to Benton County, Iowa Genealogy Trails!

Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical
and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and
are interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it.

This county website is in need of a permanent host.

If you are interested joining our group as webmaster for this website,
or any of our websites, view our
Volunteer Information page and Email Nancy.
A desire to transcribe data and know-how to make a basic webpage is required.


Cities and Towns

Atkins ~ Belle Plaine ~ Blairstown ~ Garrison ~ Keystone
Luzerne ~ Mount Auburn ~ Newhall ~ Norway
Shellsburg ~ Urbana ~ Van Horne ~ Vinton ~ Walford
Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices


County Information

Founded in 1837
The county is named for Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri.

Vinton is the County Seat


Births Biographies

State Bird and Flower

Cemeteries Census Data
Churches Data Families
Geographical Features Historical Info
Marriages Military Data
News Articles Obituaries/Deaths

Website updates:

30 Mar 2015:
Obit: Sister Mary Philomena Wilwerding
07 Feb 2015:
Obituaries/Deaths: 1935 - 1938 Death Certificates

Past Updates

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Surrounding Counties
Black Hawk County(northwest)
Buchanan County(northeast)
Linn County (east)
Iowa County (south)
Tama County (west)


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