Trails to the Past

Iowa

Mills County

 

 

 

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Mills County
The future county's first permanent settlement was Rushville, founded in 1846 by persecuted members of the Mormon Church as they were being driven out of Nauvoo, Illinois. This is not to be confused with the state's present-day Rushville in Jasper County. A nearby settlement, also founded by the Mormon settlers, was called Coonsville after Dr. Liberius Coons, one of the first arrivals. That settlement continued after the Mormons moved on; its name was changed to Glenwood in 1853.

In Glenwood, the first courthouse was a small frame building which served until 1857. It was replaced by a two-story building, which was enlarged in the 1900s and received a clock tower in 1910. In 1959 this building was replaced with the present building, dedicated on August 29, 1959.

On Line Data

Cities
    Emerson
    Glenwood
    Hastings
    Henderson
    Malvern
    Pacific Junction
    Silver City
    Tabor
Unincorporated communities
    Rushville
Census-designated place
    Mineola

Townships
    Anderson
    Center
    Deer Creek
    Glenwood
    Indian Creek
    Ingraham
    Lyons
    Oak
    Plattville
    Rawles
    St. Marys
    Silver Creek
    White Cloud

Mills County Court House

Adjacent counties
    Pottawattamie County (north)
    Montgomery County (east)
    Fremont County (south)
    Cass County, Nebraska (southwest)
    Sarpy County, Nebraska (west)

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