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Lyon County Iowa


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Cities and Towns

Alvord -- Beloit -- Doon -- George -- Granite
Klondike -- Inwood -- Larchwood -- Lester
Little Rock -- Rock Rapids
Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices


County Information

Organized from Woodbury County in 1851.

It is named in honor of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon, who served in The Mexican-American War and the Civil War. He was killed at the battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri, on August 10, 1861, after which the county was named for him. It was originally named Buncombe County
The county seat is Rock Rapids.



Births Biographies

State Bird and Flower

Cemeteries Census Data
Churches Geographical Features
Historical Info Marriages
Military Data Newspapers
Obituaries / Deaths Schools

Website updates:

11 Dec 2014:
Biographies: George Bennett Ladd; William Parkhurst Ladd; Horace McMillan; Col. James Knox Polk Thompson; Alexander M. Vail, M.D.
25 Sep 2013:
Military Data - Civil War - 1883 Pensioners On The Roll
04 Apr 2013:
Geographical Features - Creeks, Streams & Rivers; Parks

Past Updates

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Surrounding Counties
Rock County, Minnesota (north)
Nobles County, Minnesota (northeast)
Osceola County (east)
Sioux County (south)
Lincoln County, South Dakota (west)
Minnehaha County, South Dakota (northwest)


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