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Van Buren County, Iowa


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Cities and Towns

Mount Sterling
Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices

Van Buren County is a rural area; it contains no stop lights and no fast food chains
(source:, 2/2007)

County Information
County Seat: Keosauqua
Year Organized: 1836
Square Miles: 485

Named for President Martin Van Buren

P.O. Box 475
County Courthouse
Keosauqua, IA 52565-0475
Phone: (319) 293-3129

This is the oldest continuously operational courthouse in the state of Iowa, and second oldest in the United States



Biographies Births

State Bird and Flower

Cemeteries Census
Families Historical Info
Marriages Military Data
Newspapers Obituaries/Deaths
Outlaws People
Website Updates:
21 Sep 2013: Military Data - Civil War - 1883 Pensioners On The Roll
08 Sep 2013: Obit - Father James Shepherd
09 Aug 2013: Obit - Elizabeth Evans
29 Jul 2013: Historical Info - The Kneeland Movement
28 Jul 2013: Cities and Towns - Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices - Black Hawk City; Business Corners; Columbus; Douds Station; Independent; Kilbourne; Lebanon; Pierceville; Plymouth; Oak Point; Oakland; Portland; Rochester; Salubria; Summit; Upton; Watertown; Willits; Winchester
06 May 2013: Cemeteries - Mathias Cemetery
22 Apr 2013: Births - Julia Baldwin; Orr J. Boyer; Dorothy Christy; Samuel Mercer Clark; Caroline Matilda Dodson; Alonzo J. Giaque; Madison W. Harris; Verda Carmine Hervey; Hugh Merideth; William D. Mowre; Amasa L. Parker; John R. Riley; Carrie Townsend; Regina Vale
20 Jan 2013: Bio - Amasa L., Parker

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Henry County (northeast)
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Davis County (west)
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