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Polk County, Iowa


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This Polk county website is in need of a permanent host.
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Cities and Towns








Des Moines




Pleasant Hill

Polk City




West Des Moines

Windsor Heights

Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices

County Information

The county seat is Des Moines, which is also the capital city of Iowa.

Polk County Courthouse



Births Biographies

State Bird and Flower

Cemeteries Census Data
Documents Historical Info
Map Marriages/Divorces
Military Data News Articles
Obituaries/Deaths Societies

Website Updates:

04 Apr 2015:
News Article: G. M. Bluchler (aka Frank Meyer)
25 Mar 2015:
Marriages/Divorces: Marriage Notices - Hossack ~ Babcock
24 Mar 2015:
Obit: Scott Gibson

Past Updates

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Story County (north)
Jasper County (east)
Marion County (southeast)
Warren County (south)
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