History and Genealogy of Winneshiek County, Iowa

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County Information

County seat: Decorah
Year Organized: 1847
Square Miles: 690

The county was originally settled in 1848 in present day Bloomfield Township (near Castalia, Iowa)
and in Washington Township (near Fort Atkinson, Iowa). It was organized in 1847.

201 W. Main Street
County Courthouse
Decorah, IA 52101-1713
Phone: (563)382-5085
Fax: (563)387-4083



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Website Updates:
21 May 2018:
Historical Info: History of Winneshiek County, Iowa, 1882
Townships: Bluffton Township; Bloomfield Township; Burr Oak Township; Calmar Township; Canoe Township; Decorah Township; Fremont Township; Frankville Township; Madison Township; Orleans Township; Springfield Township; Sumner Township; all from History of Winneshiek Co., Iowa, 1882
Towns And Villages: Calmar; Castalia; Decorah; Fort Atkinson; Fort Atkinson; Frankville; Ossian; Ridgeway; Spillville; all from History of Winneshiek Co., Iowa, 1882
Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices: Bluffton; Burr Oak; Conover; Festina; Hesper; Highland; Kendallville; Plymouth Rock: Twin Springs; all from History of Winneshiek Co., Iowa, 1882
22 Mar 2018:
News Articles: Accidents - Son of Bython Jestard

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