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Cass County, Iowa

 


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Cities and Towns

Townships
Anita
Atlantic
Cumberland
Griswold
Lewis
Marne
Massena
Wiota
Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices

Atlantic
Benton
Cass
Franklin
Lincoln
Noble
Pymosa
Victoria
Bear Grove
Brighton
Edna
Grant
Massena
Pleasant
Union
Washington

County Seat: Atlantic
Year Organized: 1853
Square Miles: 564


County Information

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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People Schools

Website Updates:

02 Dec 2014:
People: Early Settlers - Jeremiah Bradshaw; John D. Campbell; Vincent M. Conrad; William Hamlin; Peter Hedges; Wade Hampton Holt; James Kincade; Henry Martin; A. J. Millseagel; William Mose; George Reeves; William S. Townsend

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Surrounding Counties
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Adair County (east)
Adams County (southeast)
Montgomery County (southwest)
Pottawattamie County (west)
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