28 S Linn St.
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.