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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.

Resources

Personal Library

Fremont County

Southwest Iowa’s Heritage, A History of Page and Fremont Counties, Bicentennial Edition, Southwest Iowa Pioneer Association, 1973.
Southwest Iowa’s Heritage, A History of Page and Fremont Counties, Bicentennial Edition, Southwest Iowa Pioneer Association, 1973.

Institutions, Societies, and Government Websites

1846 Iowa Constitution

Annals of Iowa, State Historical Society of Iowa

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Collections, State Historical Society of Iowa

Iowa Heritage Digital Collection

Iowa State University Digital Collections

Luther College Digital Collection

University of Iowa Digital Library

Additional online sites

IowaWPAGraves

IowaGravestones

Manuscripts

Iowa Manuscripts, Archive Grid

Iowa Manuscripts, Library of Congress

Manuscripts, Maps & Ephemera, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Collections, State Historical Society of Iowa

Additional websites

Historical Markers and War Memorials in Iowa