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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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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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Heart Of The City
Council Bluffs about 1908
Submitted by Ann

Cities and Towns

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

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Upper Broadway
Council Bluffs about 1928
Submitted by Ann


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17 Apr 2014:
Photo Gallery: Minden Baseball Team 1903; Minden Fire Department
15 Apr 2014:
Documents: Letters - Elizabeth J. “Eliza” Addison Letter
14 Apr 2014:
Historical Info: Histories - H. V. Battey Remembers Council Bluffs
Railroads: Railroad Accidents & Deaths - James Hart; Raymond Honz
07 Apr 2014:
People: Other People & Families - Rev. Henry DeLong
News Articles: Newspaper Articles - Frank Armstrong
Historical Info: Businesses - Opera Houses
05 Apr 2014:
News Articles: Newspaper Articles - Frank Briggs
03 Apr 2014:
Churches: List of Churches - Lone Star Methodist Church
02 Apr 2014:
News Articles: Newspaper Articles - Adam Berry Adam Berry (Life An Answer To Some Claims About Farm; Learning To Read And Write; Carolers and Glockenspiel Spread Cheer in Hospitals)
Obituaries / Deaths: Adam Y. Berry
Adoptions, Births & Birthdays Birthdays - Adam Berry

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