Place:Winterset, Madison, Iowa, United States

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NameWinterset
TypeCity
Coordinates41.336°N 94.014°W
Located inMadison, Iowa, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Winterset City Cemetery
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Winterset is a city in Madison County, Iowa, United States. The population was 5,190 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Madison County. Winterset is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. Winterset is the birthplace of actor John Wayne.

History

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The city of Winterset was first plotted in 1849. This year is considered by the Madison County Historical Society and city government to be the year of Winterset's founding. Winterset's sesquicentennial (150 years) was celebrated in the summer of 1999. Among the original family names thought to be living in Winterset around the time of its founding were: Bilderback, Clark, Storck, Danforth, Guiberson, Weatayne, Percy, McDonald, Larson, Gentry, Bertholf, Tidrick, Pitzer, Gaff, Berger, Simpson, Ruby, Hornback, Dougherty, Wilhoit, Walkup, McPherson, Wilkinson, Rottenberger, Gaskill, Houk, and Hutchings.

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