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Woodbury County, Iowa


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Sergeant Bluff
Sioux City

620 Douglas Street
County Courthouse
Sioux City, IA 51101-1247
Phone: (712) 279-6525

Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices

County Information

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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Website Updates:
13 Dec 2013: Obit - Mary Elizabeth (Colburn) Wellington
23 Sep 2013: Military Data - Civil War - 1883 Pensioners On The Roll
30 Jun 2013: Obit - John Church Cushing Hoskins
22 Apr 2013: Births & Adoptions - Adoption - Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Bomer
24 Mar 2013: Bio - Mrs. W. L. Harding
15 Mar 2013: Query - Failey
10 Mar 2013: Obit - Alvira (Frazier) Flathers
04 Mar 2013: Military - Civil War - Military Headstone Appliations
03 Mar 2013: Obit - Charles O. Streeter
24 Feb 2013: Obit - Mrs. Daniel Day
05 Jan 2013: News Article - Coleman & Mitchell

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Cherokee County (northeast)
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