Trails to the Past

Iowa

Cedar County

 

 

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Cedar County was formed on December 21, 1837, from sections of Dubuque County. It was named for the Cedar River. In 1840, the City of Tipton, the current county seat, was established.

Before the American Civil War, the area around West Branch was an active focal point of the Underground Railroad, a network for the freeing of slaves from the southern states.

The former US President Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) was born in West Branch in Cedar County.

The Cedar County Sheriff's House and Jail is believed to be the last jail and residence combination still in use when it closed in 2001. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

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Cities
Bennett
Clarence
Durant
Lowden
Mechanicsville
Stanwood
Tipton
West Branch
Census-designated place
Rochester
Unincorporated communities
Buchanan
Cedar Bluff
Cedar Valley
Centerdale
Downey
Lime City
Plato
Massillon
Springdale
Sunbury
Wald

Townships
Cass
Center
Dayton
Fairfield
Farmington
Fremont
Gower
Inland
Iowa
Linn
Massillon
Pioneer
Red Oak
Rochester
Springdale
Springfield
Sugar Creek

 

 

 

Adjacent counties
Jones County (north)
Clinton County (northeast)
Scott County (southeast)
Muscatine County (south)
Johnson County (west)
Linn County (northwest)

Cedar County Court House

 

 

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