Saturday, May 25, 2013

Visit Iowa Counties -

A county by county photo journey through Iowa.  Photos are collected from friends, family, the Internet and other sources. They will be removed if you e-mail me at JaycoleS@gmail.com.   If you have a photo you would like to share with us please send it to me.


Click on a County to be taken to its page. Click on a Photo to enlarge it.


County location maps and historical notes from Wikipedia.

Adair County

Adair County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its county seat is Greenfield
Adair County was formed in 1851 from sections of Pottawattamie County. It was named for John Adair, a general in the War of 1812, and the eighth Governor of Kentucky.

Adams County

Adams County was established by the state legislature in 1851 and named in honor of the second President of the United States, John Adams, or his son, the sixth President, John Quincy Adams (sources differ). The county was finally organized and separated from Pottawattamie County on March 12, 1853. Its original size was later reduced by the creation of Montgomery and Union counties. The first county seat was Quincy. In 1872, it was moved to Corning.

Allamakee County

Allamakee County (pronounced AL-uh-muh-KEY) is the northeastern-most county located in the U.S. state of Iowa.   Its county seat is Waukon. Allamakee County was formed on February 20, 1847 from free territory. The first Allamakee County Courthouse, built in 1861, now serves as the Allamakee County Historical Museum. The present Allamakee County Court House was built in 1940. Both courthouse buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Appanoose County


Appanoose County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa.  Its county seat is Centerville.  Appanoose County was formed on February 17, 1843, from open territory. It was named for the Meskwaki Chief Appanoose, who did not engage in war against Black Hawk, advocating peace. The present county seat was formerly called Chaldea, and was later renamed to Senterville in honor of Governor Senter of Tennessee. In April 1848, the courthouse, constructed at the expense of $160, was put into use and served as such until 1857. The second courthouse was opened in 1864, and was burned down to the first floor during an explosive Fourth of July fireworks demonstration. The third courthouse was dedicated on May 21, 1903, and remains in use.

Audubon County

Audubon County was formed on January 15, 1851 from sections of Pottawattamie County. It was named after John James Audubon. The current Audubon County Court House was opened in 1940. Its county seat is Audubon
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Audubon County Courthouse  - Photo by Bob Kelly
Albert the Bull - Photo by Bob Kelly








Benton County

Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its county seat is Vinton. The county is named for Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri.