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Pottawattamie County, Iowa
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County Information

The County takes its name from the
Potawatomi Native American tribe
County Organized: 1848
County Seat: Council Bluffs
Square Miles: 954

County Courthouse
227 South Sixth Street
County Courthouse
Council Bluffs, IA 51501-4269
Phone: (712)328-5604




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Townships

Belknap -- Boomer -- Carson
Center -- Crescent -- Garner
Grove -- Hardin -- Hazel Dell
James -- Kane -- Keg Creek
Knox -- Lake -- Layton
Lewis -- Lincoln -- Macedonia
Minden -- Neola -- Norwalk
Pleasant -- Rockford -- Silver Creek
Valley -- Washington -- Waveland
Wright -- York


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Cells on the second floor of the Squirrel Cage Jail
Submitted by DD

Cities and Towns

Avoca -- Bentley -- Carson -- Carter Lake
Council Bluffs -- Crescent -- Downsville -- Hancock
McClelland -- Macedonia -- Minden
Neola -- Oakland -- Treynor -- Underwood
Walnut


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Lewis And Clark Monument
Submitted by DD


ONLINE DATA

Abandoned Towns, Villages & Post Offices Adoptions, Births & Birthdays Biographies
Cemeteries Churches Census Data
Crashes, Diasters & Tragedies Directories and Indexes Documents
Fallen Women & Bawdy Houses Freighters, Roads & Stage Coaches Geographical Features
Ghost Stories Historic Advertisements Historical Info
Institutions Land Records Kanesville
Links Marriages / Anniversaries / Divorces Military
News Articles Obituaries / Deaths Outlaws & Criminals
People Photo Gallery Railroads
Sports Schools Squirrel Cage Jail Museum
Steamboats Wagon Trains

Updates:

22 Nov 2014:
Obit: Edward J. Svacina
19 Nov 2014:
Marriages / Anniversaries / Divorces: Divorces - Mr. and Mrs. J. Lyons
News Articles: A Den Raided; John Benedict; Stephen Dodson; Will Clean Out The "Clubs"
Fallen Women & Bawdy Houses: Drunken Woman from Stella Long's
Obits: C. R. Allen; John Lucas; Benjamin Mitchell
Freighters, Roads & Stage Coaches: Stephen Dodson; Benjamin Mitchell
16 Nov 2014:
Fallen Women & Bawdy Houses: Another Raid; Must Wipe Them Out; The Order Not Effective
01 Nov 2014:
Obit: Frank Eggleston
Ghost Stories: That Ghost Story At Hancock; Was Only a Spook; Where Ghosts Rule (Follow up to "Haunted house near Voorhis Street & Franklin Avenue")

Past Updates

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