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Woodbury County, Iowa
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620 Douglas Street
Sioux City, IA 51101-1247
Phone: (712) 279-6525
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The county seat is Sioux City
Originally established in 1851 as Wahkaw County, the Iowa Legislature in 1853 changed the name to Woodbury County in honor of Levi Woodbury (1789-1851), a senator and governor of New Hampshire who served as a Supreme Court justice from 1844 until his death.
The first county seat of Wahkaw County was the now-extinct village of Thompsonville; when the Legislature changed the county name to Woodbury, the new county seat became Sergeant's Bluff (now Sergeant Bluff). The county seat was moved to Sioux City in 1856.
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