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Cedar County, Iowa  - About us


Our History

Cedar County, Iowa  - About us

Our History


Cedar County was formed on December 21,1837 from sections of Dubuque County. It was named for the Red Cedar River, which runs through the county, and is the only Iowa county which shares the name of a tree. In 1931 during what many consider to be the darkest part of the Great Depression, farmers in eastern and south - eastern Iowa rose up in violent protest against a state policy that they felt unfairly interfered in their farm operations. Iowa Cow War of 1931.

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