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Pottawattamie County, Iowa
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Lewis And Clark Monument
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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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20 June 2016:
Obituaries/Deaths: Kjersten Anderson; John E. Hannan; Bertha C. Smith; Charles F. Smith; William F. Smith
12 June 2016:
Historic Advertisements: Casady Orcutt & French 1884; Chieftain Motors 1952; Henry H. Van Brunt 1908; Mucci Co 1909; Mucci Co 1915; Overland Blue Bird Automobile 1924; Peter Jensen 1905; Western Motor Co 1924
Steamboats & Ferries: Added picture to H. C. Nutt
11 June 20016
Biographies: 1883 Biographies - George Carson; D. M. Connell; B. T. Connor; A. J. Cook
9 June 20016
Biographies: 1883 Biographies - J. W. Chaffin; F. C. Clark; J. L. Cohoun
8 June 2016:
Biographies: 1883 Biographies - J. H. Clark; J. T. Clark
Biographies: 1883 Business Biographies - Cooper & McGee; Council Bluffs Savings Bank
7 June 2016:
News Articles: Walter Baldwin
6 June 2016:
Obituaries/Deaths: Martha Acton; Elizabeth Haner; Fred Langfeldt; Mary C. Smith
03 Jun 2016:
Historical Info: Businesses - Pacific House (Second Article)

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Surrounding Counties
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Shelby County (northeast)
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