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Wapello County, Iowa


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County Information

County Seat: Ottumwa
Year Organized: 1843
Square Miles: 432

Named for a Fox chief.

Courthouse:101 W. Fourth Street
County Courthouse
Ottumwa, IA 52501-2510
Phone: (641) 683-0020



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Website Updates:

22 Nov 2016:
News Articles: Accidents - J. M. Edgerly, Jr.
11 Nov 2016:
Obituaries / Deaths: Howard Cockrill
01 Nov 2016:
News Articles: Crime - Wallace Clark
27 Oct 2016:
News Articles: Accidents - Cartdz aka Carr
19 Oct 2016:
Obituaries / Deaths: A. Byerly
18 Oct 2016:
News Articles: Four Burned Alive
16 Oct 2016:
Obituaries / Deaths: B. S. Chissman
10 Mar 2016:
Census: 2000 Census Demographics

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