A Story of Iowa’s Counties

When: February 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: The Senior Center , 28 S Linn St., Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Did you ever wonder about the shapes of our counties? And, what about those Spanish names like Cerro Gordo and Palo Alto? This presentation will begin with the origin of the county concept in America[...]

When:
February 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2019-02-20T14:00:00-06:00
2019-02-20T15:30:00-06:00
Where:
The Senior Center
28 S Linn St.
Iowa City
Iowa 52240
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Senior Center
319-356-5220
A Story of Iowa’s Counties @ The Senior Center

Did you ever wonder about the shapes of our
counties? And, what about those Spanish
names like Cerro Gordo and Palo Alto? This
presentation will begin with the origin of the
county concept in America and a brief overview
of all of the counties in the United States. The
talk will trace how the State of Iowa came to be,
from the Louisiana Purchase to our Statehood.
The naming of our counties will be explored
and some interesting tales will be related
concerning many of them.