Histories Directory

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                                                                                                                                         Wright Mills


1846 Town Histories
Henry County from 1846 "A Glimpse of Iowa"   A Bit of Rome History Mt. Pleasant - 1868
1850 Abandoned Towns, Villages and Post Offices of Henry County Brief History of Mt. Pleasant, 1869
An Iowa Fugitive Slave Case - 1850
  Mt. Pleasant's First City Election - 1851 Mt. Pleasant History, 1870
Flint River Company of 1850 (Newsletters)   Mt. Pleasant - 1856 Salem Beginnings
1870 Mt. Pleasant - 1857 Winfield Brick and Tile Works, 1882-1957
From -  Combination Atlas Map of Henry County, Iowa   School Histories
1875 History of Howe's Academy Saunders School History
A. T. Andreas Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa, 1875. Henry Co. history portion Bystander Notes
"The History of Henry County, Iowa. 
Containing a History of the County, its Cities, Towns and Census."
Mt. Pleasant College Institute and Military Highways Cholera Hill Cemetery and Cholera Epidemic of June 1851
1879 Mt. Pleasant City 1879 Tippecanoe Township "Tight Bark" Schoolhouse and Meeting Place "A Visit to the County Home"
1879 Baltimore Township 1879 Canaan Township Mount Pleasant Businesses - 1881 Brief History of Mt. Pleasant News
1879 Center Township 1879 Marion Township Goodbye to the Horse and Buggy Days September 1939
1879 Wayne Township 1879 Jefferson Township Tracy & Cole's Ponds / History of Ice Trade Boulder Lake at Cedar Croft
1879 Trenton Township 1879 Scott Township History of Marion Township Chestnut Street
1879 Salem Township 1879 New London Township History of Pleasant Lawn Community
(Wesley-Ebenezer Neighborhood)
The Old Courthouse
Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Iowa.
Chicago: Acme  Publishing Company, 1888. Online source link.
Stone Work at the State Hospital

Saunders Grove Improvements, 1915
Van Allen Tract, 1934
Agricultural Science Mt. Pleasant    
Biographical Organization Various Histories
Courts and Bar The Press 1882 Iowa Old Settler's Reunion Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Show
Early Settlements Townships Harlan Home A Lincoln Pole Raising
Educational War for the Union Henry County and It's Courthouses The Coleman Road Story
Insane Asylum   History of the K-Line Train 1881 ~ 1932 National Register of Historic Places
The Courts and Legal Profession of IOWA
Agency Road, Established in 1841 Underground Railroad in Henry County
Henry County History and Biographies   Miscellaneous Notes 1869-1875 Cholera in Henry County 1851
Mount Pleasant City Council Meeting Minutes - 1851, 1857, 1863-1883 McLeran Music Store, Mt Pleasant Sketches of Henry Co History
by Olive Cole Smith
  Shrewd Duck Letter  

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