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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
Freighters, Roads & Stage Coaches Geographical Features Ghost Stories
Historic Advertisements Historical Info 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:
21 Aug 2014:
Obits: Gephart Auer, Louis Chris, Sarah Clarimore, Henry Condon/Conlon, Jean Eckenberger, William Farrell, Michael Higgins, Sarah Hoffman, John Ickarat, Maggie Jackson, Willy Lindner (Earlier Article), John Egrew McCoy, Irvin Moore, Henry Myres, Sarah R. Palmer, Richard Payne, Thomas Poole, George Robinett, William Welsch, Jack Zanwy
Cemeteries: Walnut Hill - Hillside Cemetery - Gephart Auer, Louis Chris, Sarah Clarimore, Henry Condon/Conlon, Rachel Daily, Jean Eckenberger, William Farrell, Michael Higgins, Sarah Hoffman, John Ickarat, Maggie Jackson, Charles H. Johnson, Infant Lawrence, Willy Lindner (Earlier Article), John Egrew McCoy, Irvin Moore, Henry Myres, Joseph Palmer, Sarah R. Palmer, Richard Payne, Thomas Poole, George Robinett, William Welsch, Thomas White, Jack Zanwy
19 Aug 2014:
Obits: Candace Pearl Brown, Mary Jane Brown, Melvin J. Brown, W. A. Brown, David Evans, LeRoy Hathaway, Stella May McDonald, Mary [Evans] Piddington, Andrey Bell Watson, Candace Bell Watson, Charles Weber
12 Aug 2014:
Obits: Potter Christ, James F. McCormack (Additional Obits), Phil McGuire, Mr. Muir
Cemeteries: - Fairview Cemetery, Potter's Field, (Kane Township) - Potter Christ, Phil McGuire, Mr. Muir
10 Aug 2014:
Obits: John Barker, G. Bennett, James McCormack, James Maloney, Emma McGill, Henry Mershendorf, Andrew O'Hara, Tom O'Neil, Nicholas Phillenlay, Dexter Robinson, W. H. Smith, Henry Stahl, Nicholas West, John White, W. H. Wrenn
Cemeteries: Fairview Cemetery, Potter's Field, (Kane Township) - John Barker, G. Bennett, George Kimball, James Maloney, James McCormack, Henry Mershendorf, Andrew O'Hara, Nicholas Phillenlay, Dexter Robinson, W. H. Smith, Henry Stahl, Nicholas West, John White, W. H. Wrenn
03 Aug 2014:
News Articles: Ben Marks
People: Centenarians of Pottawattamie County - John Montgomery
Historical Info: Businesses - Young Plumbing & Heating
Marriages / Anniversaries / Divorces: Divorces - Willett vs Willet
Obits: William Miller, Christina B. Nelson, John H. Van Dorien, August Young

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