Archives in Polk County, Iowa

There are 3 Archives in Polk County, Iowa, serving a population of 467,235 people in an area of 574 square miles. There is 1 Archives per 155,745 people, and 1 Archives per 191 square miles.

In Iowa, Polk County is ranked 8th of 99 counties in Archives per capita, and 1st of 99 counties in Archives per square mile.

List of Polk County Archives

Find Polk County, Iowa archives.


Des Moines Iowa State Archive 600 East Locust Street Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Vital Records Archive 321 East 12th Street Des Moines, IA

Iowa Land Records Archive 8711 Windsor Parkway Johnston, IA

About Polk County Archives

Polk County Archives are collections of permanently valuable records that pertain to organizations, governments, or businesses in Polk County, IA. Archived records include correspondence, reports, manuscripts, minutes, and other forms of documented evidence of past events. They can be used for research and analysis of past events, establishing or verifying legal claims, and preserving Polk County history. A repository of Archives is typically housed in a building designated for that purpose. Polk County Archives include museums, churches and other faith-based organizations, universities and colleges, businesses, and genealogical groups and societies.

You may contact the Archives for questions about:
  • Polk County public records
  • Historical documents, directories, and photographs
  • Polk County military records
  • Iowa historical records
  • Genealogy records in Polk County, IA