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Story County, Iowa

 


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Cities and Towns

Ames -- Cambridge -- Collins -- Colo
Gilbert -- Huxley -- Kelley -- Maxwell -- McCallsburg
Nevada -- Roland -- Slater -- Story City -- Zearing
Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices

Courthouse:
900 6th Street
County Courthouse
Nevada, IA 50201-2004
Phone: (515)382-7200



County Seat: Nevada
Year Organized: 1846
Square Miles: 573

Named for Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story.


County Information

The 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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Website Updates:
09 Dec 2013: Historical Info - People - Samuel & Jemmia (Tice) Bowers Family
Cemeteries - Ames Municipal Cemetery (Partial Listing)
19 Sep 2013: Military Data - Civil War - 1883 Pensioners On The Roll
11 Mar 2013: Marriages - Ashford ~ Morse
21 Jan 2013: News Article - Chamberlain; Charles Goeghegan

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Surrounding Counties
Hamilton County (northwest)
Hardin County (northeast)
Marshall County (east)
Jasper County (southeast)
Polk County (south)
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