Trails to the Past

Iowa

Monono County

 

 

 

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Monona County
The area around present-day Onawa was a stopping point in 1804 for Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during their exploration of the newly-obtained Louisiana Purchase. Many years later, that site was memorialized as the Lewis and Clark State Park.

Monona County was formed in 1851. It was perhaps named for an Indian word meaning "beautiful valley."

When Ashton (originally called Bloomfield ) was named the county seat in the fall of 1854, a log house served as the first courthouse. Ashton remained the county seat for only four years. That designation was moved to Onawa on April 5, 1858, and the first Monona County Courthouse was completed that same year.

On Line Data

Communities
    Blencoe
    Castana
    Mapleton
    Moorhead
    Onawa
    Rodney
    Soldier
    Turin
    Ute
    Whiting

Townships
    Ashton
    Belvidere
    Center
    Cooper
    Fairview
    Franklin
    Grant
    Jordan
    Kennebec
    Lake
    Lincoln
    Maple
    St. Clair
    Sherman
    Sioux
    Soldier
    Spring Valley
    West Fork
    Willow

Monona County Court House

 

Adjacent counties
    Woodbury County (north)
    Crawford County (east)
    Harrison County (south)
    Burt County, Nebraska (southwest)
    Thurston County, Nebraska (west)

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