Trails to the Past

Iowa

Osceola County

 

 

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Osceola County was formed in 1871. It was named after the eponymous chief of the Seminole. It is the smallest and most recent county in Iowa. In the same year the first settler arrived, Captain Eldred Huff, and laid his claim. On January 1, 1872, the county government conferred for the first time. The first courthouse, constructed of wood, was built in November of the following year and simultaneously served as the conference chamber, school and church. In September 1903, the second courthouse was finished and was wired for electricity in October, 1915.

On Line Data

Cities
    Ashton
    Harris
    Melvin
    Ocheyedan
    Sibley
Unincorporated communities
    Allendorf
    Cloverdale
    May City

Townships
    Allison
    Baker
    East Holman
    Fairview
    Gilman
    Goewey
    Harrison
    Horton
    Ocheyedan
    Viola
    West Holman
    Wilson

Osceola County Court House

Adjacent counties
    Nobles County, Minnesota (northwest)
    Jackson County, Minnesota (northeast)
    Dickinson County (east)
    O'Brien County (south)
    Lyon County (west)

 

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