History and Genealogy of Polk County, Iowa

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County Information

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

Polk County Courthouse



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Website Updates:

01 July 2018:
Obituaries/Deaths: Gertie (Struve) Benson
13 Apr 2018:
News Articles: Crime - H. B. Dickinson
Obituaries/Deaths: Jefferson S. Polk
20 Mar 2018:
Obituaries/Deaths: Joseph Eiboeck; Charles Gates

Past Updates


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Surrounding Counties

Boone County (northwest)
Story County (north)
Jasper County (east)
Marion County (southeast)
Warren County (south)
Madison County (southwest)
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