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Clayton Co.
Directories & Gazetteers

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Misc. directories: Banks, Current churches, Creameries, Horse-thief Assn's, Inventors, Newspapers, Pioneers, Photographers, School & Education, Military organizations, County Fair

This page was updated January 3, 2024. Look for New Content

Directories of Government Officials & Politicians

Miscellaneous official/political positions & information

1857 Corporation Officers for the Village of McGregor

County, Township & Town officials 1860-1940 (misc. years)

Clayton co. Members of the State of Iowa General Assembly 1846-1928

Postmasters & Postoffices - miscellaneous years

Farm & Agricultural Directories

Clayton County Agricultural & Stock Organizations - includes Bee-Keepers, Farmers' Club, Farmers' Institute, Farm Bureau, Stock Commissions, Farmers Co-Operatives & 4-H Clubs

Creamery Directory

1878 Farmers Directory

1914 Farmers Directory - Grand Meadow twp.

1965 Clayton co. Farm Directory - Maps, Land-owners & Renters

1965 Clayton co. Farm Directory Advertisers

Directory of Fraternal, Insurance, Social & other organizations

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, A.F. & A.M. Lodges:
Officers & members - 1856-1864
1865 Iowa State Gazetteer A.F. & A.M. Directory
Officers & members - misc years after 1865

1878-1925 Clayton co. Chapters Royal Arch Masons

1909-1928 Karl Marx Lodge No. 149 (Beulah Hall) - Western Bohemian Fraternal Association (Z.C.B.J.)

Clayton County Automobile Club

Clayton co. Bar Association

Grand Meadow Country Club 1916-2006

Camps, Lodges, social societies & other organizations in the towns & villages:
Elkader -
before 1900 * 1900 - 1909 * 1910 - 1919 * 1920 - 1929 * 1930 - 1939
Elkport, Garber, Osborne, Littlep't, Mederville & Communia
Farmersburg & National
Luana & Monona
McGregor & N. McGregor (Marquette)
Millville & Osterdock
St. Olaf
Strawberry Point
Volga City


1865 Iowa State Gazetteer * pg 126-132 * pg 133-140 *

1865 Iowa State Gazetteer Business Directory * pg 1 * pg 2 * pg 3 * pg 4

1865 Iowa State Gazetteer AF & AM Directory

1865 Iowa State Gazetteer Church Directory

1865 Iowa State Gazetteer Shippers Guide & P.O. Directory

1875 Gazetteer & Business Directory of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway and Branches

1905 Clayton co. Gazetter and P.O. Directory

Section 1 - Introduction: Clayton County Historical Sketch and 1905 County Government

Section 2 - Residents arranged alphabetically (does not include the gazetters):
A-D * E-H * I-L * M-Q * R-Z

Section 3 - Gazetteers & residents grouped by postoffice:

Northeast Iowa Hills - A Pictoral Guide to Clayton County

Page one - intro., map of Clayton county, Table Rock, Buena Vista, Clayton, Clayton Center, Edgewood, Elkader, Elkport-Garber, Farmersburg, Giard, Gunder & Garnavillo

Page two - Luana, Guttenberg, Marquette, Littleport, McGregor, Monona, Mederville, St. Olaf & Communia

Page three - Strawberry Point, Volga City, Froelich, Spook Cave, Watson, National, Millville, Turkey River Junction, Osborne, Osterdock, St. Sebald & Ceres

Page four - Suttle Creek Mill, Kleinlein Mill, Motor Mill, Big Spring Trout Hatchery, Bixby State Park, Pikes Peak State Park, Bloody Run & Frenchtown Lake

Polk's Iowa Gazetteer and Business Directory 1918/1919
Clayton county data

Immigration Directories

Swiss immigrants 1852-1907

Norwegian Immigration

"Information Wanted" - misc. yrs., Irish immigrant ads

Misc. immigration & naturalization records on Document board

Medical, Dental, Pharmacist & Druggist Directories

Clayton co. physicians

Clayton co. dentists

Clayton county pharmacists & druggists

Mills of Clayton county

The Mills of Clayton co. 1835-1882 - a threaded discussion on the Document board about some of the mills listed below - you are welcome join the discussion & add your query or info. about an old mill in Clayton county. This link opens in a new window.

The Mills of Clayton co. 1835-1890 - compiled information & photos - contributions are welcome! If a mill is highlighted in bold click the link for more about the mill.

Boardman's Sawmill, Dry Mill Branch (built 1837)
Bowen's Sawmill, Millville (built 1835)
Centennial Mill, Sperry Township (built 1876)
Diamond 'T' Mill, East Elkport (built 1890)
Elkader Mill, Elkader (built 1849)
Elkport Mill, Elkport (built 1860)
Fleming's Sawmill, North McGregor, Marquette (operating in 1882)
Garnavillo Mill, Buck Creek (built 1857)
Guttenberg Flour Mill, Guttenberg (built 1854)
Kleinlein's Mill, near Strawberry Point (built about 1860)
Marsh and Spaulding's on Bloody Run River, McGregor
Mederville Mill, Mederville
Millville Flouring Mill, Little Turkey River (operating in 1882)
Millville Sawmill, Little Turkey River (built 1835)
Model Mill, Jefferson Township (built 1867)
Motor Mill, Motor (built 1864 / 1869)
Osterdock Milling Company (*not on the Swisher list)
Pelzer's Mill, Miner's Creek, Jefferson Township (built 1849)
Strawberry Point Mill, Strawberry Point
Valley Mill, Garnavillo Township (built 1853)
Volga City Mill, Volga River (built 1857)
Windsor's Mill, Lodomillo Township (built 1860)
Walter's Mill, Wagner Township (built 1871)

~source of many of the mills shown above: "Iowa, Land of Many Mills", by Jacob Swisher; State Historical Society of Iowa, 1940.
~transcribed by Roseanna Zehner

Miscellaneous Directories

Bank Directory - misc. years & info.

Cemetery related:
Northeastern Iowa Memorial Company, Monona
The Memorial Messenger - About Better Memorials, Improved Cemeteries and Historic Graves in N.E. Iowa - A newsy message to the public
Customer Directory 1890-1926 - A-E * F-K * L-R * S-Z

Clayton County Fair, National - misc. years & info.

Church Directory - present day churches in the county

Horse-thief Dectective Associations - misc. towns, years & info.

Insurance organizations, county-wide - not specific to a single town - misc. years

Inventors, 1860-1999

Military Directories
Grand Army of the Republic - G.A.R.
American Legion & VFW Posts - Auxiliaries - Service Star Legion

Newspapers - early Clayton county newspapers

Photographers in Clayton co. New Content! P. Bernhard info. & photo; also updated Adams, Chase & Peavey entries (1/3/2024)

Pioneer Certificates Issued by the Iowa Genealogical Society

School & Education related directories:
Iowa State College Alumni 1872-1917 - Clayton co. students
1903 Allamakee co. Teachers Institute - Clayton co. students
Educators from Clayton county - teachers, principals, superintendents & other officials
1931 Iowa State Teachers College Directory - Clayton co. students

Telephone Directories & misc. telephone company info.

Miscellaneous telephone companies in Clayton co.
Company officers, various years & other misc. info.

1932 Farmersburg, Wagner & St. Olaf Telephone Directory
....... and misc. information from other years about the St. Olaf Farmers' Telephone Co.

1932 Luana Telephone Directory

1932 Monona Telephone Directory

1935 Luana Telephone Directory

1935 Monona Telephone Directory


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