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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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21 Jan 2015:
Obits: Jacob Rosenfeld; Abe Saltzman
News Articles: Purdin, Banks & Cook
18 Jan 2015:
Obit: Frank C. Carter (aka Norris)
Marriages / Anniversaries / Divorces: Divorce - Clarabelle (Krug) Martin vs Ray L. Martin
Adoptions, Births & Birthdays: Adoption - Eleanor Bernice Eghelm & Harding
10 Jan 2015:
Historical Info: Courts - City Ordinances - The "Masher's Law" Ordinance
News Articles: Thirty Days For Annoying Woman
Obituaries / Deaths: Rev. Jacob Randolph Perkins; Father Patrick Smyth; Marvin White
People: Other People - Rev. J. R. Perkins
Biography: 1907 Biographies - Marvin White
Freighters, Roads & Stage Coaches: Sam Morrison; Marvin White
03 Jan 2015:
Obits: Michael Brennan; Anna Carrigg; Anna Cornelius; Francis X. Devaney; Harry H. Griffith
02 Jan 2015:
Obits: Mollie Brown; Etta Cherniss; William Z. Cherniss
News & Squirrel Cage Jail News: 2 prisoners Tunnel Under County Jail

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Shelby County (northeast)
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