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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
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30 Oct 2014:
Obits: Dexter P. Hartwell; Reuben Hartwell; Conrad Lewis Schrodt
Bio: Other Bios - Dexter P. Hartwell
26 Oct 2014:
News: The Murder Of Mrs. Smith; Charles Fisher
Obit: Kate Courtier; James L. Courtier; Roy Dafford; John Clinton Gray; Ruth Louise Kleeman; Riley J. Morgan; Charles W. Napier; John Napier; Amanda L. Oliver; John W. Oliver; Mrs. Charles D. Parmelee, Frank Schrodt; Daniel J. Smith; Oliver J. Smith; Sarah J. Smith (second Obit); Infant Sprinkle
20 Oct 2014:
Obit: Sarah J. Smith
16 Oct 2014:
Obits: Algernon Sidney Bonham, Mrs. Rachel Bonham; Capt. D. B. Clark; Mrs. D. B. Clark; Edwin J. Clark; Samuel W. Clark; Clara M. Cogsley
14 Oct 2014:
Obits: Margaret Bell; James Belshaw; Jessie Bonham; Mrs. Rebecca Bonham
08 Oct 2014:
News: A Patriotic Squirrel; Old Police Car Won't Break Booze Law
People: Anna Steese Richardson
Obits: Royal D. Amy (second obit); Fred Lamb
Freighters, Roads & Stage Coaches: Royal D. Amy (second obit); Fred Lamb
05 Oct 2014:
Marriages / Anniversaries / Divorces: Other Marriage - Svacina ~ Pace (Second Article)
Marriages / Anniversaries / Divorces: Marriage Licenses - Morris ~ Headley
Military: World War II - World War II News - Sgt. Harold M. Adams
Military: World War II - World War II Prisoners
Adoptions, Births & Birthdays: Other Births - Miles Son
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