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1855 Iowa map, Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Iowa

Statehood: 28 Dec 1846
29th state of the United States

Bordering states:
North: Minnesota
South: Missouri
East: Illinois, Wisconsin (NE)
West: Nebraska, South Dakota (NW)

Capital and largest city: Des Moines

Map: Iowa, 1855 (click map to enlarge), Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Counties: Original counties as listed in the 1846 Iowa Constitution, Sect. 2: Appanoose, Benton, Blackhawk, Buchanan, Cedar, Clayton, Clinton, Davis, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fayette, Henry, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Kishkekosh, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Mahaska, Marion, Muscatine, Polk, Scott, Van Buren, Wapello, and Washington. Iowa County Creation Dates and Parent Counties. Counties in 2020: 99.

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