Place:Lyon, Iowa, United States

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NameLyon
Alt namesBuncombesource: Family History Library Catalog
Lyonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates43.383°N 96.25°W
Located inIowa, United States     (1851 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lyon County is the most northwesterly county of the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 11,581 in the 2010 census, a decline from 11,763 in the 2000 census.[1] The county seat is Rock Rapids.

Lyon County is named in honor of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon, who served in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. He was killed at the battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri, on August 10, 1861, after which the county was named for him. The county's name was originally Buncombe County, but was changed by the state legislature on September 11, 1862.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1851 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1862 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1872 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 221
1880 1,968
1890 8,680
1900 13,165
1910 14,624
1920 15,431
1930 15,293
1940 15,374
1950 14,697
1960 14,468
1970 13,340
1980 12,896
1990 11,952

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~ialyon/


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