Place:Winneshiek, Iowa, United States

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NameWinneshiek
Alt namesWinneshieksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates43.283°N 91.85°W
Located inIowa, United States     (1847 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Winneshiek County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 21,056 in the 2010 census, a decline from 21,310 in the 2000 census.[1] The county seat is Decorah.

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History

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A largely rural and agricultural county, Winneshiek County has a rich cultural history from Czech, Slovak, English, Irish, German, Swiss, and Norwegian immigrants that have settled within its boundaries.

The county was originally settled in 1848 in present day Bloomfield Township (near Castalia, Iowa) and in Washington Township (near Fort Atkinson, Iowa). It was organized in 1847, and named after a chief of the Winnebago tribe.

In 1980, Winneshiek County reported a population of 21,842. Like much of Iowa during the 1980s it witnessed a population loss, plummeting to 20,847 according to the 1990 United States Census. However during the 1990s the county experienced some mild growth and was able to rise above the 21,000 mark once again.And as of year of 2010,they have a total of 785 employees and staff.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1847 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1851 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1852 Probate 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
1850 546
1860 13,942
1870 23,570
1880 23,938
1890 22,528
1900 23,731
1910 21,729
1920 22,091
1930 21,630
1940 22,263
1950 21,639
1960 21,651
1970 21,758
1980 21,876
1990 20,847

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~iawinnes/


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