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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

Unincorporated Places>
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]


County Information
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.

 

 
ONLINE DATA

Births Biographies

State Bird and Flower
Cemeteries Census Data
Churches Geographical Features
Historical Info Marriages
Military Data News Articles
Obituaries/Deaths Schools
Website updates:
13 Nov 2014:Geographical Features: Bridges; Islands; Lakes & Reservoirs; Mines; Parks; Streams, Creeks & Rivers
12 July 2014:
Obits - Carl C. Jacobsen
18 June 2014:
Military - World War I - WWI Iowa Mothers Pilgrimage 1930

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Surrounding Counties
Bremer County (north)
Buchanan County (east)
Benton County (southeast)
Tama County (southwest)
Grundy County (west)
Butler County (northwest)
Fayette County (northeast)

 

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