History and Genealogy of Story County, Iowa

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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:

17 Oct 2018:
Biographies: Harry I. Hughes
06 July 2018:
Births: Birth Index 1904-06

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