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The state of Iowa is home to 99 counties. The state introduced its first counties (Dubuque County and Des Moines County) in the year 1834. At this point of time, Iowa was not separated from the Michigan Territory. However, in 1836 a portion of the Michigan Territory got converted into Wisconsin Territory in the year 1836. And, after two years, the western area was divided to form the Iowa territory. On 28 December 1846, the south eastern region of the Iowa Territory was converted to Iowa as the 29th state of the union. By 1857, the state had all its forty four counties intact, the last being the Humboldt County. However, forty nine counties of this state were formed on 15 January 1851.

As per the Iowa Constitution, which was introduced in 1857, the counties should have a minimum area of 432 square miles. Moreover, it also states that no county can be reduced below the mentioned area. But then, with time, exceptions to the mentioned rule was permitted because ten of the remaining counties had smaller area than the specified. The largest county of this state is Kossuth County with an approximate area of 973 square miles while Dickinson County being the smallest of all that records an approximate area of 381 square miles.

Some of the prominent counties of Iowa are : 
Kossuth County : Located in the state of Iowa, this county holds an approximate population of 15,543 as per the 2010 census records. Its county seat is Algona. The county was formed on 15 January 1851 and named after Hungary’s Regent President, Lajos Kossuth. The adjacent counties, include Martin County (Minnesota), Faribault County (Minnesota), Emmet County, Palo Alto County, Humboldt County, Hancock County, and Winnebago County.

The county carves a niche for its rich heritage and remarkable fine arts. Some of the must visit destinations, include the Sherman Township Country Schoolhouse and the Lone Rock Railroad Depot Museum, Jailhouse & Caboose in LuVerne, Bancroft's Memorial Park, Ambrose A. Call State Park, and Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge.

If one is eyeing on school life education or higher education, Kossuth County ensures to help with a wide array of learning opportunities. The major colleges and universities in Iowa are Iowa Lakes Community College, Briar Cliff University, and Buena Vista University.

Humboldt County : Located in the state of Iowa, the Humboldt County recorded an approximate population of 9,815 as per the census records of 2010. It was formed in 1857 and has the Dakota City as its county seat. The county got its name after Alexander von Humboldt. It was introduced as the smallest county in the year 1851; however the county lines were re-established on 1 July 1855 wherein some land from Webster County and Kossuth County were added. The old borders were newly established on 26 February 1857; at this point of time the Webster County refused to return the land, as a result of which the Humboldt County was left with twelve townships.

On the tour to this county, one must visit the Corydon Brown House.

Dickinson County : The smallest of all counties, Dickinson was named after Daniel S. Dickinson, a New York based senator and lawyer. It was established in 1857 whose county seat is Spirit Lake. The first courthouse of this county was established in Spirit Lake in the year 1868. But then, the building got destroyed in 1872 because of a fire-breakout.

The major attractions in this county are Abbie Gardner Sharp Cabin, Spirit Lake, Iowa Great Lakes, and Higgins Museum of National Bank Notes.

For higher education, the Dickinson State University makes for a good choice.

Dubuque County : Located in the state of Iowa, the county got its name from Iowa’s first European settler, Julien Dubuque. It was formed in 1834 having Dubuque as its county seat. It holds the seventh position in terms of population among the other counties of Iowa. The adjacent counties include Clayton County, Grant County (Wisconsin), Jo Daviess County, Jackson County, Jones County, and Delaware County.

On a trip to this county, some of the must see destinations are: Saint Boniface Church (New Vienna, Iowa), Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, National Farm Toy Museum, Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, Linwood Cemetery (Dubuque), to name a few.

Education sector of Dubuque County is fast developing and some of its best universities and colleges, include Clarke University, University of Dubuque, Loras College, Divine Word College, etc.

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Last Updated : August 02, 2014


 

Iowa Counties

 
County NamePopulationArea (sq. mi.)
Adair County8243569.3
Adams County4482423.54
Allamakee County14675639.56
Appanoose County13721496.25
Audubon County6830443.13
Benton County25308716.39
Black Hawk County128012567.11
Boone County26224571.46
Bremer County23325437.9
Buchanan County21093571.26
Buena Vista County20411574.78
Butler County15305580.38
Calhoun County11115570.15
Carroll County21421569.31
Cass County14684564.33
Cedar County18187579.52
Cerro Gordo County46447568.33
Cherokee County13035577.15
Chickasaw County13095504.64
Clarke County9133431.12
Clay County17372568.89
Clayton County18678778.81
Clinton County50149694.98
Crawford County16942714.36
Dallas County40750586.47
Davis County8541503.24
Decatur County8689531.8
Delaware County18404577.85
Des Moines County42351416.15
Dickinson County16424381.06
Dubuque County89143608.16
Emmet County11027395.74
Fayette County22008730.92
Floyd County16900500.56
Franklin County10704582.44
Fremont County8010511.08
Greene County10366568.41
Grundy County12369502.51
Guthrie County11353590.6
Hamilton County16438576.68
Hancock County12100571.11
Hardin County18812569.26
Harrison County15666696.72
Henry County20336434.44
Howard County9932473.4
Humboldt County10381434.41
Ida County7837431.71
Iowa County15671586.45
Jackson County20296636.09
Jasper County37213729.99
County NamePopulationArea (sq. mi.)
Jefferson County16181435.34
Johnson County111006614.48
Jones County20221575.31
Keokuk County11400579.19
Kossuth County17163973.01
Lee County38052517.39
Linn County191701717.44
Louisa County12183401.92
Lucas County9422430.55
Lyon County11763587.5
Madison County14019561.14
Mahaska County22335570.87
Marion County32052554.21
Marshall County39311572.32
Mills County14547436.53
Mitchell County10874468.92
Monona County10020693.12
Monroe County8016433.41
Montgomery County11771423.88
Muscatine County41722438.67
O'Brien County15102573.08
Osceola County7003398.77
Page County16976534.82
Palo Alto County10147563.83
Plymouth County24849863.56
Pocahontas County8662577.7
Polk County374601569.35
Pottawattamie County87704954.26
Poweshiek County18815585.03
Ringgold County5469537.67
Sac County11529575.82
Scott County158668457.93
Shelby County13173590.83
Sioux County31589767.88
Story County79981572.86
Tama County18103721.3
Taylor County6958533.95
Union County12309424.39
Van Buren County7809484.82
Wapello County36051431.81
Warren County40671571.64
Washington County20670568.71
Wayne County6730525.6
Webster County40235715.23
Winnebago County11723400.47
Winneshiek County21310689.61
Woodbury County103877872.59
Worth County7909400
Wright County14334580.72


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