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Story County, Iowa
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Courthouse:900 6th Street
Nevada, IA 50201-2004
County Seat: NevadaYear Organized: 1846
Square Miles: 573
Named for Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story.
County InformationThe first settlers in Story County came mainly from Indiana, New York and Pennsylvania.
Later, many Norwegians, Germans and Danes came directly from overseas and inhabited the area.
The first large population influx occurred during the 1850's.
Story County was not mentioned in the Federal Census in 1850, but figures from the State of Iowa put the population at 214 in 1852.
By 1860 the population had increased to 4,501
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