Trails to the Past

Iowa

Des Moines County

 

 

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Des Moines County
At an extra session of the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Michigan Territory held in September, 1834, the Iowa District was divided into two counties by running a line due west from the lower end of Rock Island in the Mississippi River. The territory north of this line (which started just south of the present-day Davenport) was named Dubuque County, and all south of it was Des Moines County. It was named after the Des Moines River. From July 3, 1836 until July 3, 1838, Des Moines County was part of Wisconsin Territory. The county underwent various border changes during this time. July 4, 1838, the named county became part of Iowa Territory (later the state of Iowa). The current Des Moines County Court House was completed in 1940.

 

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Cities
Burlington
Danville
Mediapolis
Middletown
West Burlington
Census-designated place
Beaverdale
Other unincorporated communities
Augusta
Dodgeville
Kingston
Sperry
Yarmouth

Townships
Benton
Concordia
Danville
Flint River
Franklin
Huron
Jackson
Pleasant Grove
Tama
Union
Washington
Yellow Springs

Des Moines County Court House

 

Adjacent counties
Louisa County (north)
Hancock County, Illinois (southeast)
Henderson County, Illinois (east)
Lee County (south)
Henry County (west)

 

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