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

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The county was formed in 1851 and named for Major Frederick Mills of Burlington, Iowa who was killed at the Battle of Churubusco during the Mexican–American War.

The future county's first permanent settlement was Rushville, founded in 1846 by persecuted members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as they were being driven out of Nauvoo, Illinois. This is not to be confused with the state's present-day Rushville in Jasper County. A nearby settlement, also founded by the Mormon settlers, was called Coonsville after Dr. Liberius Coons, one of the first arrivals. That settlement continued after the Mormons moved on; its name was changed to Glenwood in 1853.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Townships & Communities

  • Anderson
  • Center
  • Deer Creek
  • Emerson
  • Glenwood
  • Hastings
  • Henderson
  • Indian Creek
  • Ingraham
  • Lyons
  • Malvern
  • Mineola
  • Oak
  • Pacific Junction
  • Plattville
  • Rawles
  • Rushville
  • St. Mary's
  • Silver City
  • Silver Creek
  • Tabor (partial)
  • White Cloud



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