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Black Hawk County Iowa
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Cities and Towns
Cedar Falls -- Dunkerton -- Elk Run Heights
Evansdale -- Gilbertville -- Hudson -- Janesville
Jesup -- La Porte City -- Raymond -- Waterloo
Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices
Dewar -- Eagle Center -- Finchford
Glasgow -- Voorhies -- Washburn
Black Hawk County is divided into eighteen townships:
Barclay -- Bennington -- Big Creek -- Black Hawk
Cedar -- Cedar Falls -- City of Waterloo
Eagle -- East Waterloo -- Fox
Lester -- Lincoln -- Mount Vernon -- Orange
Poyner -- Spring Creek -- Union -- Washington
[City of Waterloo Township is distinct from Waterloo but shares the same borders]
Established in 1843
The county was named for the Sauk chief
As of 2000, Black Hawk county was the fourth largest county in population in the state. The majority of the county's population resides in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls urbanized area.
Waterloo, the county seat, is located approximately 65 miles east of I-35 at the intersection of U.S. Highways 20, 63 and 218. The city of Cedar Falls is located approximately eight miles west of Waterloo.
The Cedar River roughly divides the county in half from the northwest to the southeast corner. The land is mostly level since much of it is on the river's flood plain.
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