Sunrise over Storm Lake , Iowa

Original artwork by Dr. Michael Romans ©2007, Storm Lake resident. All rights reserved.
Thanks to Carole Martin for the picture of Storm Lake

Buena Vista County

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County Information

County Seat: Storm Lake
Year Organized: 1851
Square Miles: 575

Named for the Battle of Buena Vista
in the Mexican War

P.O. Box 220
County Courthouse
Storm Lake, IA 50588-0220
Phone: (712)749-2542


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Website Updates:

14 May 2016:
Obit: Jacob Emanuel Ankersen
14 Mar 2016:
Obituaries/Deaths: Death Certificate Index - 1918-1922 & 1938-1939

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