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Central Community Historical Society 

Address: 628 - 6th. Ave., DeWitt, Iowa 52742


  • Sunday 1 - 4
  • Monday 8:30 - 11:30
  • Thursday 8:30 - 11:30

By Appointment Anytime by calling: Ann at 563-659-3686 Or E-Mail Ann Soenksen about Information.

Material that is available for Genealogy Research:

  • All Cemeteries in Clinton County
  • All County History Books
  • Maps of Clinton County 1868-1997
  • Thousands of 3 x 5 index Cards with Marriage dates, birth dates, 1 year old Babies, and Anniversaries
  • Files on Genealogy research from over the past 15 years
  • The Complete set of Books of the Civil War in the State of Iowa
  • 130 plus scrapbooks indexed
  • Family History's from all over the U.S. which have been donated to the Society
  • We have indexed the following newspapers. The DeWitt Observer, The Charlotte Record and The Grand Mound Record for the last 100 years. These are accessible on 3 x 5 index cards.

We do do genealogy look-ups for people. We ask for a donation for our time, miles and copies.

Anyone may join the historical society. It is $15.00 for a single, $20.00 for a family and $50.00 for a friend and $100.00 for a supporting member or anything in between.

The Reprinting of the Combined Atlases and Plat book for Clinton County is chock full of invaluable historical and genealogical information. Included are:

  • Outline maps of Clinton County
  • Maps of Iowa
  • 1874, 1905 and 1924 Atlases
  • 1894 Plat Book
  • 1874 Business Directory
  • 1894 Patrons Directory
  • 1905 Advertisements - Portraits of prominent citizens - Farmers and Land Owners Directory
  • 1925 Farmers Directory and Agriculture Data

This reprint is printed on acid free paper and library hardbound in the highest grade buckrem and handsomely stamped in rich gold foil. The Central Community Historical Society is making this volume available for $75 plus $5 s/h in an insulated bag. Mail your check or money order to Central Community Historical Society, 2503 340th Ave., DeWitt IA 52742-9408.

They also have for sale the hard-bound indexed 1879 History of Clinton County. Please contact Ann for more information.