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

It is not to be confused with Iowa City in Johnson County.

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Iowa County was formed on February 17, 1843. It was named for the Iowa River, which flows through the county. It is home to the Amana Colonies, a group of settlements of German Pietists, comprising seven villages. Calling themselves the Ebenezer Society or the Community of True Inspiration (German: die Gemeinde der wahren Inspiration), they first settled in New York state near Buffalo in what is now West Seneca. However, in order to live out their beliefs in more isolated surroundings they moved west, to Iowa County in 1855, living a communal life until the mid-1930s. Today, Amana is a major tourist attraction known mainly for its restaurants and craft shops, and the colonies as a whole have been listed as a National Historic Landmark since 1965.

Adjacent Counties


  • Ladora
  • Marengo (County Seat)
  • Millersburg
  • North English
  • Parnell
  • Victor
  • Williamsburg

Other Townships & Communities: Amana, Conroy, East Amana, English, Genoa Bluff, Greene, Hartford, High Amana, Hilton, Homestead, Iowa, Koszta, Lincoln, Middle Amana, New Liberty, Pilot, South Amana, Sumner, Troy, Washington, West Amana and York



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places