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Iowa State Gazetteer - Winnebago County

Winnebago County was organized in 1837, and is the central county in the northern tier. It is bounded on the east by Worth county, on the south by Hancock county, and on the west by Kossuth and contains 432 square miles, it being 24 miles east and west, eighteen north and south. Lime Creek runs in a southerly direction, through the eastern portion of the county. It is as yet thinly settled. A very large proportion of the county is prairie, with a considerable number of wet, boggy places, some so deep as to hold water sufficently to be called ponds or lakes. There is a large lake on the east side of the county.

FOREST CITY, the county seat, is situated on Lime Creek, in the south-eastern part of the county. It contains one general store, blacksmiths, shoemaker shops, etc.

FORREST CITY, P. O., Winnebago Co., shipping via Waverly on the DuBuque and Sioux City Railroad

-source- Iowa state gazetteer: James T. Hair, Chicago: Bailey & Hair, 1865, 803 pgs

-transcribed by Constance Diamond for the Winnebago County IAGenWeb