Buena Vista County of History and Genealogy

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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

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


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20 Mar 2018:
Obituaries/Deaths: Obituaries/Deaths - Carl Wilhelm Von Coelln

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