Tama County, Iowa

Business and Farm Directories


Directories contain a lot of useful information for genealogists. Various directories for Tama County appeared in atlases published from 1875 to 1916. There are also phone books, and other kinds of directories. IAGenWeb is working on transcribing these, when we find them. Once transcribed into digital form, they are easy to search, copy and paste. If you have any old directories, please let us know!

1875 Dirctory of Business and Farm Owners
transcribed from Atlas of Tama County, Iowa, pub. Harrison & Warner 1875

1884-5 Tama County excerpts from the Iowa State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1884-5, Vol III, by R.L. Polk & Co. and A.C. Danser

1892 Business and Farm Directory
transcribed from Plat Book of Tama County Iowa, pub. North West Publishing Co. 1892

1897 County, Township and Town Officers and Business Directory with Advertisements
transcribed from the title page of the Plat Book and Business Directory, Tama County, Iowa, pub. A.J. Wheeler 1897

1909 Farm Directory
transcribed from the Souvenir Atlas of Tama County, Iowa, pub. C. J. Wonser, 1909

1916 Farmers Directory
transcribed from Atlas of Tama County, Iowa, pub. Anderson Publishing Co. 1916

1946 Phone Book for Gladbrook, Iowa

The directories often give locations that can be found on plat maps. Please see our Map Page, which also gives a fuller description of the atlases and their contents.

Page last updated 26 Feb 2016 by the Tama County IAGenWeb Coordinator.