Trails to the Past

Iowa

Louisa County

 

 

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Louisa County was formed on December 7, 1836 as a part of Wisconsin Territory. Two theories have been offered for the origins of its name: one is that it was named after Louisa Massey, who was very well known in the area at the time because she avenged the murder of her brother when she shot the party responsible; the other is that it was named after Louisa County, Virginia. Louisa County became a part of Iowa Territory upon its formation on July 4, 1838.

The first courthouse was a simple wood-framed building. In 1840, a second courthouse, measuring 40' x 20' was constructed of stone. In 1854, a third structure was built. The courthouse used today was erected in 1928

On Line Data

Cities
    Columbus City
    Columbus Junction
    Cotter
    Fredonia
    Grandview
    Letts
    Morning Sun
    Oakville
    Wapello
Unincorporated community
    Toolesboro

Townships
    Columbus City
    Concord
    Eliot
    Elm Grove
    Grandview
    Jefferson
    Marshall
    Morning Sun
    Oakland
    Port Louisa
    Union
    Wapello

Louisa County Court House

Adjacent counties
    Johnson County (northwest)
    Muscatine County (north)
    Rock Island County, Illinois (northeast)
    Mercer County, Illinois (east)
    Des Moines County (south)
    Henry County (southwest)
    Washington County (west)

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