Place:Woodbury, Iowa, United States


NameWoodbury
Alt namesWahkawsource: Family History Library Catalog
Woodburysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates42.383°N 96.033°W
Located inIowa, United States     (1851 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Woodbury County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 102,172 in the 2010 census, a decline from 103,877 in the 2000 census.[1] The county seat is Sioux City. It is one of the two Iowa counties in the five-county Sioux City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Originally established in 1851 as Wahkaw County, the Iowa Legislature in 1853 changed the name to Woodbury County in honor of Levi Woodbury (1789–1851), a senator and Governor of New Hampshire who served as a Supreme Court justice from 1844 until his death.

The first county seat of Wahkaw County was the now-extinct village of Thompsonville; when the Legislature changed the county name to Woodbury, the new county seat became Sergeant's Bluff (now Sergeant Bluff). The county seat was moved to Sioux City in 1856.

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (Ho-Chunk) also owns reservation land in Woodbury County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1851 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
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
1860 1,119
1870 6,172
1880 14,996
1890 55,632
1900 54,610
1910 67,616
1920 92,171
1930 101,669
1940 103,627
1950 103,917
1960 107,849
1970 103,052
1980 100,884
1990 98,276

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External links

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