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Polk County, Iowa


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County Information

The county seat is Des Moines, which is also the capital city of Iowa.

Polk County Courthouse



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State Bird and Flower

Cemeteries Census Data
Cities and Towns Documents
Historical Info Map
Marriages/Divorces Military Data
News Articles Obituaries/Deaths
Societies Townships

Website Updates:

10 Apr 2016:
News Articles: Balloonist Gets Ducking
08 Mar 2016:
Census: 2000 Census Demographics
03 Jan 2016:
Obituaries/Deaths: Wayne Townsend
Glendale Cemetery

Past Updates

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Surrounding Counties
Boone County (northwest)
Story County (north)
Jasper County (east)
Marion County (southeast)
Warren County (south)
Madison County (southwest)
Dallas County (west)


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