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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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31 Dec 2016:
People: Other People - Ernest Beaumont Schoedsack
Obituaries/Deaths: Viola Mae (Mauer) Armstrong; Cecile G. Faris; John Faris; Clara Arlene (Bahl) Justen; George Merriam; Thos. Matt; Peter Nelson
Churches: History of Church Organization - Council Bluffs Catholic Churches
Biographies: 1883 Biographies - Jacob Sims
Biographies: 1883 Business Biographies - J. W. Squire & Co.; Swan Bros.; Thomas Swobe
27 Dec 2016:
Obituaries/Deaths: George Scofield
Cemeteries: Scofield Family Burying Grounds
21 Dec 2016:
Historical Info: Pioneer Millers In Southwest Iowa
20 Dec 2016:
Obituaries/Deaths: Dillora Follett; M. V. Follett; Hattie (Pond) Jennings; Dr. Henry B. Jennings; Mary Belle (Leverett) Sanford
Marriages/Anniversaries/Engagements/Divorces: Anniversaries - Mr. & Mrs. James W. Leverett
18 Dec 2016:
Biographies: 1883 Biographies - J. C. Rhodabeck; E. L. Shugart; F. A. Schultz
11 Dec 2016:
Obituaries/Deaths: Mary Ellen Boren; Solomon J. McIntosh
Ghost Stories: A Ghastly Spectacle
Cemeteries: Cemetery List - Abandoned Cemeteries and Burial Grounds -
Biographies: 1883 Biographies - ____ Campbell; E. W. Raymond; M. F. Rohrer; Joseph Ross
08 Dec 2016:
Biographies: 1883 Biographies - J. M. Palmer; Henry Paschel; Judge Joseph R. Reed
04 Dec 2016:
Biographies: 1883 Biographies - W. Gerald Nason; F. J. Osborne; George T. Phelps; J. M. Phillips

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Surrounding Counties
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Shelby County (northeast)
Cass County (east)
Montgomery County (southeast)
Mills County (south)
Sarpy County, Nebraska (southwest)
Douglas County, Nebraska (west)
Washington County, Nebraska (northwest)

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