Histories Directory

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1846 Town/Township 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   Mount Pleasant in 1843 Mt. Pleasant History, 1870
Flint River Company of 1850 (Newsletters)   Mt. Pleasant's First City Election - 1851 Salem Beginnings
    Mt. Pleasant - 1856 Winfield Brick and Tile Works, 1882-1957
1870 Mt. Pleasant - 1857 Baltimore Township History
From -  Combination Atlas Map of Henry County, Iowa   Bystander Notes
1875 Mt. Pleasant College Institute and Military Highways Cholera Hill Cemetery and Cholera Epidemic of June 1851
A. T. Andreas Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa, 1875.
Henry Co. history portion
"Tight Bark" Schoolhouse and Meeting Place "A Visit to the County Home"
"The History of Henry County, Iowa. 
Containing a History of the County, its Cities, Towns and Census."
Mount Pleasant Businesses - 1881 Brief History of Mt. Pleasant News
Goodbye to the Horse and Buggy Days September 1939
1879 Mt. Pleasant City 1879 Tippecanoe Township Tracy & Cole's Ponds / History of Ice Trade Boulder Lake at Cedar Croft
1879 Baltimore Township 1879 Canaan Township History of Marion Township Chestnut Street
1879 Center Township 1879 Marion Township History of Pleasant Lawn Community
(Wesley-Ebenezer Neighborhood)
The Old Courthouse
1879 Wayne Township 1879 Jefferson Township Stone Work at the State Hospital

Saunders Grove Improvements, 1915
Van Allen Tract, 1934

Ghost at the Old Mill
1879 Trenton Township 1879 Scott Township 1870 Rural Schools, Churches, Post Offices Notes regarding Rev. Henry Clay Dean
1879 Salem Township 1879 New London Township Various Histories
Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Iowa.
Chicago: Acme  Publishing Company, 1888. Online source link.
Reminiscences by P.C. Tiffany, 1899 Mills Along Big Creek
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Part Six
Sketches of Henry Co History
by Olive Cole Smith
Agricultural Science Mt. Pleasant 1882 Iowa Old Settler's Reunion 1981 Henry County Highlights
Biographical Organization Harlan Home Cholera in Henry County 1851
Courts and Bar The Press Henry County and It's Courthouses Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Show
Early Settlements Townships History of the K-Line Train 1881 ~ 1932 A Lincoln Pole Raising
Educational War for the Union Agency Road, Established in 1841 The Coleman Road Story
Insane Asylum   Miscellaneous Notes 1869-1875 National Register of Historic Places
The Courts and Legal Profession of IOWA
McLeran Music Store, Mt Pleasant Underground Railroad in Henry County
Henry County History and Biographies   History of Public Library, 1928 Henry Co. Mutual Ins. List of Losses, 1910-1911
Mount Pleasant City Council Meeting Minutes - 1851, 1857, 1863-1883    
Shrewd Duck Letter  

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