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Cass County, Iowa
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County InformationCounty Seat: Atlantic
Year Organized: 1853
Square Miles: 564
Named in honor of Lewis Cass, a Michigan senator and an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the presidency in 1848.
The county was established within its present boundaries in 1851 and originated in 1853.
Religious persecution was responsible for bringing the first people of European ancestory to Cass County.
The Mormons, fleeing from Illinois, were the earliest settlers, and established a community at Indiantown in 1846.
Edwin Perkins, inventor of Kool-Aid, was a native of this county.
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