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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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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

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Lewis And Clark Monument
Submitted by DD


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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
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News Articles Obituaries / Deaths Outlaws & Criminals
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Squirrel Stories Steamboats Wagon Trains


29 Mar 2015:
Obits: William A. Kasiske (Second Obit)
26 Mar 2015:
People: Other People - Mrs. Mary B. Maynard
21 Mar 2015:
Obits: Catherine M. Carroll; George N. Gerner; John Hayes
16 Mar 2015:
Squirrel Stories: Woman Admits to Worrying Squirrel (Second Story)
Obits: Roy James Good; Ellen O'Donnell; John O'Donnell
11 Mar 2014:
Obit: Sumner J. Knox
Military: Spanish American War - Sumner J. Knox
People: Police - Sumner Knox
10 Mar 2015:
Obits: Thomas F. Callaghan; Mary Deering; William Fitzgerald
People: Police - Thomas F. Callaghan
08 Mar 2015:
Obit: Fred Rain
Abandoned Towns, Villages & Post Offices: Keg Creek - Keg Creek Post Office; A Postmaster's Troubles
03 Mar 2015:
Documents: John R. Shinn
Abandoned Towns, Villages & Post Offices: Trader's Point - John R. Shinn Diary
Bio: 1883 Biographies - James Flood
Obit: James Flood
Freighters, Roads & Stage Coaches: Freighters - James Flood
01 Mar 2015
Bio: 1883 Biographies - Malcolm McKenzie; Pleasant Taylor
Obits: Malcolm McKenzie; Pleasant Taylor (Second Obit)
Abandoned Towns, Villages & Post Offices: Taylor
News Articles: Town Of Taylor Moved Yesterday
Directories and Indexes: Taylor

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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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