Trails to the Past

Iowa

Greene County

 

 

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Greene County was formed on January 15, 1851 and from 1854, self-governed. It was named after General Nathanael Greene, a hero in the Revolutionary War. The first settler was Truman Davis. He settled on the Raccoon River. The first courthouse was built in 1856 from wood. Previously court was held in a log cabin southeast of Jefferson. The second courthouse, of red brick, was built in 1870. The present Greene County Courthouse used today was built in 1917.

On Line Data

Cities and towns
    Churdan
    Dana
    Grand Junction
    Jefferson
    Paton
    Ralston
    Rippey
    Scranton
Unincorporated community
    Cooper

Townships
    Bristol
    Cedar
    Dawson
    Franklin
    Grant
    Greenbrier
    Hardin
    Highland
    Jackson
    Jefferson
    Junction
    Kendrick
    Paton
    Scranton
    Washington
    Willow

Greene County Court House

Adjacent counties
    Calhoun County (northwest)
    Webster County (northeast)
    Boone County (east)
    Dallas County (southeast)
    Guthrie County (south)
    Carroll County (west)

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