About Cedar County, Iowa
Cedar County was formed on December 21, 1837, from sections of Dubuque County. It was named for the Cedar River, which runs through the county.
- Tipton was made the county seat in 1841, with the first courthouse completed in 1845.
- Former U.S. President Herbert Hoover was born in West Branch in Cedar County.
- The Iowa Cow War of 1931 took place largely in Cedar County.
- Cedar County is the only county in Iowa to share its name with a tree.
Communities & Schools
Many of Cedar County's government offices can be found in the Cedar County Courthouse, located at 400 Cedar Street in Tipton, Iowa. Construction began on the modern brick courthouse building in 1965 and was completed in 1968 at a cost of $595,000.