Place:Cedar, Iowa, United States

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NameCedar
Alt namesCedarsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.767°N 91.133°W
Located inIowa, United States     (1837 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Cedar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named for the Cedar River, which runs through the county, the county is at the crossroads between the Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities and Iowa City metropolitan areas also known as the "Tri-Metro" county, it is also the only Iowa county which shares the name of a tree. The population was 18,499 in the 2010 census, an increase from 18,187 in 2000.[1] Its county seat is Tipton. The first American president born west of the Mississippi River, Herbert Hoover, was born in Cedar County in the town of West Branch.

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History

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Cedar County was formed on December 21, 1837, from sections of Dubuque County. It was named for the Cedar River.

In 1840, the City of Tipton, the current county seat, was established.

Before the American Civil War, the area around West Branch was an active focal point of the Underground Railroad, a network for the freeing of slaves from the southern states.

The former US President Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) was born in West Branch in Cedar County.

The Cedar County Sheriff's House and Jail is believed to be the last jail and residence combination still in use when it closed in 2001. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1844 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 1,253
1850 3,941
1860 12,949
1870 19,731
1880 18,936
1890 18,253
1900 19,371
1910 17,765
1920 17,560
1930 16,760
1940 16,884
1950 16,910
1960 17,791
1970 17,655
1980 18,635
1990 17,381

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