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Lyon County, Iowa Overview

Lyon County, positioned in the northwest corner of the state was established in 1851. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,581. The county seat, and largest community is Rock Rapids. The county was named for Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon, who served in both the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. General Lyon was killed at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek in 1861, and the county, previously called Buncombe, was renamed in General Lyon’s memory in 1862. The county’s total area is 588 square miles, all of which is land. Lyon County is the location of Gitchie Manitou State Preserve, which contains some of the oldest exposed bedrock in the country. In addition, Lake Pahoja is in the northwest part of the county. It is a man-made lake with an area of just over 70 acres. Adjacent counties include; Rock County, and Nobles County Minnesota to the north and northeast, Osceola and Sioux counties to the east and south, and Lincoln and Minnehaha counties in South Dakota to the west and northwest. Twelve zip codes are deployed in the county, the largest of which is 51246.

Lyon County Clerk Information

Clerk of Court
Lyon County Courthouse
206 S. 2nd Ave., Second Floor
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
712-472-8550

Lyon County Records

Marilee Schleusner, Assessor
Lyon County Courthouse
206 S. 2nd Ave.
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
712-472-8550

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Elden Kruse, Recorder
Lyon County Courthouse
206 S. 2nd Ave.
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
712-472-2582

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Russ Hopp, Treasurer
206 S. 2nd Ave.
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
(712) 472-8500 Tax
(712) 472-8509 Motor Vehicle
(712) 472-8529 Drivers Lic.

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Lyon, IA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200913,955
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009575
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20095
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200941
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009202
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20093,554
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009320
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009190
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200950
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20095,281
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200922
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009858
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009152
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,112
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200943
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200952
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200957
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009391
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009385
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200921
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009522
Lyon County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Lyon County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title XV, Chapter 595 and Premarital Agreements – Title XV, Chapter 596
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Lyon County Marriage License
Location:206 South 2nd Avenue, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 51246
Phone:712-472-2381

Lyon County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 206 S 2nd Ave, Rock Rapids, IA 51246, United States
Phone: 712-472-8530

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