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Clayton Co.
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Directories of Government Officials & Politicians

Farm & Agricultural Directory

Fraternal, Insurance, Social & other organizations Directory


  • 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

Medical Directory

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. 1835-1882 - 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)
    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 the list of mills (*unless otherwise noted): "Iowa, Land of Many Mills", by Jacob Swisher; State Historical Society of Iowa, 1940.
    ~transcribed by Roseanna Zehner

Miscellaneous Directories

Telephone Directories & misc. telephone company info.


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