Trails to the Past

Iowa

Sioux County

 

 

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 Sioux County was formed on January 15, 1851. It has been self-governed since January 20, 1860. It was named after the Sioux tribe.

The first county seat was Calliope in 1860, then a small village with 15 inhabitants, and now part of Hawarden. The first courthouse was built here in 1860 and served as such until 1872. A larger immigration wave began in 1869, primarily of Dutch. In 1872, Orange City was declared the seat. In June 1902, the construction began on a new Sioux County courthouse designed by W.W. Beach. Of red sandstone, it was completed in 1904, and still serves as the courthouse. From 1976 until 1982 the building was completely restored, and in 1977, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

On Line Data

Cities
    Alton
    Boyden
    Chatsworth
    Granville
    Hawarden
    Hospers
    Hull
    Ireton
    Matlock
    Maurice
    Orange City
    Rock Valley
    Sheldon
    Sioux Center

Townships
    Buncombe
    Capel
    Center
    Eagle
    East Orange
    Floyd
    Garfield
    Grant
    Holland
    Lincoln
    Logan
    Lynn
    Nassua
    Plato
    Reading
    Rock
    Settlers
    Sheridan
    Sherman
    Sioux
    Washington
    Welcome
    West Branch

Souix County Court House

 

Adjacent counties
    Lyon County (north)
   Plymouth County (south)
   Union County, South Dakota (southwest)
    Lincoln County, South Dakota (northwest)

 

 

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