1976 History of Clinton County

The 1976 "History of Clinton County Iowa" by the Clinton County Historical Society:  The picture to the left is a copy of the cover page, should you like to print one for your records. I am absolutely in love with this book.  It is full of stories and photos -- two of my favorite things.  This is one of those books that you have to read as no matter what you're actually looking for, several other very interesting things just jump out at you.  The first 215 pages are the history of the county in chronological order.  Much of it has been covered in other history books, I'm sure, but this is written very well and is much easier to understand that the 1879 history by L. P. Allen.  The next hundred pages or so are stories that tell certain aspects of Clinton's history by those who were "there".  The last part of the book is the Almanac.  This is really wonderful -- there are sections on the schools, churches, towns, and many other topics.  It gives you a great look at the Clinton of today and yesterday.  There is also an index. To get a feel of Clinton County, this book is a must read. This book should be available through inter-library loan.

Here are a few things to wet your appetite:


Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the

Clinton County Historical Society
PO Box 2435
Clinton IA 52732-2435.  

Enclose at least .25 per page for the cost of copying, plus postage.  A small donation is appreciated but not required.







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I would be more than happy to share any centennial memories, stories or photos you may have in your collection--just drop me a line.  Thanks so much to Jan and the Clinton Co. Historical Society for sharing this with us.





Clinton County History Books

Many books have been written that include information about Clinton County; indeed, they are still being published today.  Below are some that we have info from online: