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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Cedar County, Iowa.

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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.

Adjacent Counties


  • Bennett
  • Clarence
  • Durant
  • Lowden
  • Mechanicsville
  • Stanwood
  • Tipton (County Seat)
  • West Branch



Cedar County Sheriff's House & Jail

Downey Savings Bank

The Gruwell & Crew General Store

Hardacre Theater

Herbert Hoover Nat'l Historic Site

Hotel Tipton

Kreinbring Phillips 66 Gas Station

Red Oak Grove Presbyterian Church & Cemetery

The John Christian Reichert House

Tipton State Bank