Place:Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

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NameCouncil Bluffs
Alt namesCouncil Hillsource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 208
Kanesvillesource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 208
Miller's Hollowsource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 208
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates41.254°N 95.862°W
Located inPottawattamie, Iowa, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Fairview Cemetery
Walnut Hill Cemetery ( 1864 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. The city is the most populous in Southwest Iowa, and forms part of the Omaha (Nebr.) Metropolitan Area. It is located on the east bank of the Missouri River, across from the city of Omaha. Council Bluffs was known, until at least 1853, as Kanesville. It was the historic starting point of the Mormon Trail. Kanesville is also the northernmost anchor town of the other emigrant trails, since there was a steam powered boat to ferry their wagons, and cattle, across the Missouri River.[1]

Council Bluffs' population was 62,230 at the 2010 census. The Omaha metropolitan region, of which Council Bluffs is a part, is the 59th largest in the United States, with an estimated population of 933,316 (2017).

While Council Bluffs is more than a decade older than Omaha, the latter has grown to be a significantly larger city and the anchor of the bi-state metropolitan region.

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