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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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Heart Of The City
Council Bluffs about 1908
Submitted by Ann

Cities and Towns

Avoca -- Bentley -- Carson -- Carter Lake
Council Bluffs -- Crescent -- Downsville -- Hancock
McClelland -- Macedonia -- Minden
Neola -- Oakland -- Treynor -- Underwood

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Upper Broadway
Council Bluffs about 1928
Submitted by Ann


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
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Kanesville Links Marriages / Anniversaries / Divorces
Military News Articles Obituaries / Deaths
Outlaws & Criminals People Photo Gallery
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16 July 2014:
Cemeteries: Two articles added to Green Valley Cemetery
13 July 2014:
Historical Info: Government Legislation - Final Act In The Suffrage Fight; To Get Out The Woman Vote; Women Win Right To Vote
Obit: Charles A. Belt
02 July 2014:
Military: World War I - Captain Percy Lainson, Twenty Officers Come From Council Bluffs
People: Other People - Col. Percy A. Lainson Named Prison Warden; Percy A. Lainson Seat On War II Bench Is Not Comfortable
01 July 2014:
Geographical Features: Bridges - The Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge

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