Fun Facts About All of Iowa’s 99 Counties
There are 99 counties in the Hawkeye State. While few can say they've spent quality time in all of 'em, now you'll at least be in the know when it comes to your county facts. From Adair to Wright and everything in between, let's celebrate Iowa's unique history. Keep scrolling to see a fact about each Iowa county, and test your Iowa knowledge!
Iowa is unique in that many of our counties are named after Native Americans or fairly obscure war heroes. Because our history as a state really began in the mid-1800s, there's likely a lot here you didn't know about Iowa. Counties that have more than one county seat, counties with historic courthouses, and even a county named for a guy was only really well known for a month.
There's a lot of meat on the bone, so, let's jump on in and see the counties in (mostly) alphabetical order!
Fun Facts About All of the 99 Counties in Iowa
So how'd you do? Did you know most of those facts? Here's another fun Iowa county fact: many of our state's counties have their own flags. Check 'em all out below.
Did You Know Most Iowa Counties Have Their Own Flag?
Not to get you riled up, but a recent study revealed the top places in Iowa to live. If your hometown isn't on the list, don't shoot the messanger! Maybe it will make the cut the next time a list like this is released.
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