Trails to the Past

Iowa

Dallas County

 

 

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The land that now forms Dallas County was ceded by the Sac and Fox nation to the United States in a treaty signed on October 11, 1842. On January 13, 1846, the legislative body of the Indiana Territory authorized creation of twelve counties in the Iowa Territory, with general descriptions of their boundaries. Dallas County's name referred to United States Vice President George M. Dallas, who served from 1845 to 1849.

In 1847 the county residents voted to designate Penoch as the county seat (the name was changed to Adel in 1849). The county's population grew rapidly, with settlers coming to claim homesteads. By 1870 the population had crossed the 12,000 mark.

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Cities
Adel
Bouton
Clive
Dallas Center
Dawson
De Soto
Dexter
Granger
Grimes
Linden
Minburn
Perry
Redfield
Urbandale
Van Meter
Waukee
West Des Moines
Woodward
Unincorporated communities
Booneville

Townships
Adams
Adel
Beaver
Boone
Colfax
Dallas
Des Moines
Grant
Lincoln
Linn
Spring Valley
Sugar Grove
Union
Van Meter
Walnut
Washington

Dallas County Court House

Adjacent counties
Adair County - southwest
Boone County - north
Greene County - north and northwest
Guthrie County - west
Madison County - south
Polk County - east
Warren County - southeast

 

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