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     Linn County is named in honor of Senator Lewis F. Linn of Missouri.  It was named but unorganized area on Dec. 21, 1837, as a part of the Wisconsin Territory.  It became part  of Iowa Territory on July 4, 1838 when the territory was organized.  Linn County was organized by the first legislative assembly of the Iowa Territory on Jan. 15, 1839.  A site was selected for its first county seat along Indian Creek, and was named Marion, after the Revolutionary War general Francis Marion. As early as 1855, there were debates over moving the county seat to the fast-growing Cedar Rapids, southwest of Marion, but it was not until November 6, 1919, that there were enough votes in favor of the move.  The first rail line was built through Cedar Rapids in 1859, and made the town (and the county) a major commercial hub in eastern Iowa.
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Data Source:  Wikipedia)

COMMUNITIES:
 
Alburnett Center Point Ely Lisbon Palo Springville
Bertram Central City Fairfax Marion Prairieburg Walker
Cedar Rapids * Coggon Hiawatha Mount Vernon Robins Waubeek

 

UPDATES:
 
HISTORY & BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES:
Portrait & Biographical Album of Linn County, Iowa - Publ. 1887
 - Biographical Index, Portraits, Views
Biographical Records of Linn County, Iowa - Publ. 1901
 - Biographical Index
History of Linn County, Iowa - Publ. 1911
 - Biographical Index
 
- Table of Contents
 


LINN COUNTY, FLAG

Libraries:
 
Cedar Rapids Public Library
500 1st St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Website

Center Point Public Library
1025 Franklin
Center Point, IA  52213
Website

Coggon Public Library
216 Main St.
P. O. Box 79
Coggon, IA  52218
Website


Ely Public Library
1570 Rowley
Ely, IA  52227

Fairfax Public Library
313 Vanderbilt St.
Fairfax, IA  52228
Website

Hiawatha Public Library
150 W. Willman
Hiawatha, IA  52233
Website
 
J. C. Clegg Public Library
137 4th St. N.
Central City, IA  52214
Website

Lisbon Public Library
101 E. Main
Lisbon, IA  52253
Website

Marion Public Library
1095 6th Ave.
Marion, IA  52302
Website

Russell D. Cole Library
600 1st St. West
Mount Vernon, IA  52314
Website

Springville Memorial Library
Box 78
Springville, IA  52336
Website

West Side Library Branch
Westdale Mall,
2600 Edgewood Road, SW
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404
 Phone number(319) 390-7806
ADJACENT COUNTIES:
1. Benton Co.
2. Buchanan Co.
3. Delaware Co.
4. Jones Co.
5. Cedar Co.
6. Johnson Co.
7. Iowa Co.

Website: 
County Seat:  Cedar Rapids
Year Organized: 1837
Total Square Miles:

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