Trails to the Past

Iowa

Appanoose County

 

 

 

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Appanoose County was formed on February 17, 1843, from open territory. It was named for the Meskwaki Chief Appanoose, who did not engage in war against Black Hawk, advocating peace. The present county seat was formerly called Chaldea, and was later renamed to Senterville in honor of Congressman William Tandy Senter of Tennessee. In April 1848, the courthouse, constructed at the expense of $160, was put into use and served as such until 1857. The second courthouse was opened in 1864, and was burned down to the first floor during an explosive Fourth of July fireworks demonstration. The third courthouse was dedicated on May 21, 1903, and remains in use.

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Cities
Centerville
Cincinnati
Exline
Moravia
Moulton
Mystic
Numa
Plano
Rathbun
Udell
Unionville

Townships
Bellair
Caldwell
Chariton
Douglas
Franklin
Independence
Johns
Lincoln
Pleasant
Sharon
Taylor
Udell
Union
Vermillion
Walnut
Washington
Wells

 

Adjacent counties
Monroe County (north)
Wapello County (northeast)
Lucas County (northwest)
Davis County (east)
Schuyler County, Missouri (southeast)
Putnam County, Missouri (southwest)
Wayne County (west)

The county courthouse in Centerville

Cheif Appanoose

 

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