Jewell Historical Society
Books & Maps related to Hamilton County, Lyon Township,  or Jewell Junction


A Biographical Record of Hamilton County Iowa
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1902
Courses of Study for the Jewell Public Schools
adopted by the Board of the Independent District of Jewell, Iowa,  September 5, 1904
<- - - - - Click book to see some pages of Lee's 1912 History of Hamilton County
Written by J. W. Lee,  J. S. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago - 1912

Standard Atlas of Hamilton County, Iowa
Geo. A. Ogle & Co. of Chicago, 1918

Early Days in Hamilton County, Then and Now
by Bessie L. Lyon - Freeman-Journal Publishing Co., 1946

Rand, McNally & Co. Universal Atlas of the World
Historical, Descriptive and Statistical Matter - Rand, McNally and Company Publishers

Reader's Digest Great Word Atlas - First Edition
published by Reader's Digest Association Inc, 1963

Atlas of Story County, Iowa
Title Atlas Company, 1974

The History of Hamilton County, Iowa
Hamilton County Historical Society and KQWC, 1985

The Quasquicentennial Photo History of Jewell, Iowa
Compliled by the Quasqui History Team of Jewell Jubilee, 2006


Hamilton County map showing old settlements in each township.
(This historic map has been updated to show the locations of today's towns.)

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Hamilton County portion of the
Johnson & Browning 1862 map of Iowa

Only Webster City and Homer are recognised from today's viewpoint of this 1862 map.

Portion of the 1864 Johnson Map of Iowa and Nebraska

1864 Map

The 1878 Colton Map of Iowa

below is the portion of the 1878 Colton Map which includes Hamilton County:

1878 Map

1904 map of Hamilton County showing Townships

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or below you may view the inset which includes the town of Jewell in 1904.

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1912 map of Jewell

1918 plat map of Jewell
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1918 plat map of Lyon Township
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1930 Plat Map of Lyon Township
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1930 Map

1937 Lyon Township Plat Map
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1957 Lyon Township Plat Map

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1957 Map (You may click to enlarge.)


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1992 Jewell map

2015 Map showing railroads of Iowa

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