History

Last updated 24 Oct 2016

Washington County Firsts - Some early first facts from 1832-1858

Early History in Washington County - Some early first facts from 1839-1858

Early Settlers from 1837 - Excerpts from Burrell's History of Washington County, Iowa (1909)

Washington's First Sale of Lots - 1839 - This information was published in the the Evening Journal, August 1939. It describes the first sale of lots in the city of Washington and lists the names of the purchasers.

Original Plat of Washington, Iowa - 1839 - This information was published in the the Evening Journal, August 1939. It describes the first plat in the city of Washington and includes a photograph of the plat.

Nathan Littler's History of Washington County 1835-1875 - Editor and Artist Edna L. Jones and published by Jonathan Clark Conger House, Inc. It addresses the history of Washington County pioneer days written by Nathan Littler and published in a series of sketches in the Washington Gazette in 1879-80. This book is searchable by keywords and names! (Off Site)

Portrait and Biographical Album, Washington County, Iowa - This book has over 700 pages of photographs, biographies and other interesting data, including the Governors of Iowa, citizens of Washington County Iowa and U.S. Presidents up to 1887. This book is searchable by keywords and names. (Off Site)

1875 Patrons Iowa State Atlas - Washington County

1894 City of Washington Map

1894 Washington City Directory

1894 Washington County Patrons' Directory

Washington Town Square 1950

Washington City Officials from 1864 -1940

City and County Officials in 1964

Washington County Hospital and Clinics - The hospital was originally founded in 1912 as Washington County Hospital, the first rural county public hospital in Iowa and perhaps the nation. (Off Site)

National Register of Historic Places - There are 16 properties and districts listed on the National Register in Washington County, Iowa. This list is from Wikipedia. (Off Site)

Downtown Washington Historic Research Project - This website provides historic research information on the historic downtown district, including an interactive map, detailed Iowa Site Inventory forms and photographs. (Off Site)

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