Trails to the Past

Iowa

Winneshiek County

 

 

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Winneshiek county a largely rural and agricultural county. Winneshiek County has a rich cultural history from Czech, Slovak, English, Irish, German, Swiss, and Norwegian immigrants that have settled within its boundaries.

The county was originally settled in 1848 in present-day Bloomfield Township (near Castalia, Iowa) and in Washington Township (near Fort Atkinson, Iowa). It was organized in 1847, and named after a chief of the Winnebago tribe.

On Line Data

Cities
    Calmar
    Castalia
    Decorah
    Fort Atkinson
    Jackson Junction
    Ossian
    Ridgeway
    Spillville
Census-designated place
    Burr Oak
Other unincorporated communities
    Bluffton
    Festina
    Frankville
    Highlandville
    Kendalville
Ghost towns
    Conover

Townships
    Bloomfield
    Bluffton
    Burr Oak
    Calmar
    Canoe
    Decorah
    Frankville
    Fremont
    Glenwood
    Hesper
    Highland
    Jackson
    Lincoln
    Madison
    Military
    Orleans
    Pleasant
    Springfield
    Sumner
    Washington

Winneshiek County Court House

 

Adjacent counties
    Fillmore County, Minnesota (northwest)
    Houston County, Minnesota (northeast)
    Allamakee County (east)
    Fayette County (south)
    Chickasaw County (southwest)
    Howard County (west)
    Clayton County (southeast)

 

 

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