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Mahaska County, Iowa, USA



 


Notes: Mahaska County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 22,335. Its county seat is Oskaloosa
History
Mahaska County was formed on February 17, 1843. The county has been self-governing since February 5, 1844. It was named after Chief Mahaska of the Iowa tribe. The county was the first in Iowa to have a sheriff and a justice of peace.
The first courthouse was completed in January, 1846. The second structure was put into use on February 27, 1886. The first school, a small log cabin one-half mile (ca. 2 km) east of Oskaloosa, was opened on September 16, 1844 and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church opened as the first church in 1846. On July 2, 1850, the first edition of the Iowa Herald was issued (today the Oskaloosa Herald). In 1864, the first tracks were laid through the county of the Des Moines Valley Railroad.
Coal mining was once a major industry in Mahaska County. In the 19th century, Muchakinock, about 5 miles south of Oskaloosa, was probably the largest and most prosperous coal camp in Iowa.
Localities
Cities
Barnes City
Beacon
Eddyville
Fremont
Keomah Village
Leighton
New Sharon
Oskaloosa
Rose Hill
University Park
Other community
Cedar

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City/Town : Latitude: 41.329588, Longitude: -92.6983868


Birth

Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Jongewaard, Elizabeth  1856Mahaska County, Iowa, USA I450986
2 Jongewaard, Ringert Cornelis  23 Dec 1859Mahaska County, Iowa, USA I450988

Died

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Jongewaard, Elizabeth  Aft 1860Mahaska County, Iowa, USA I450986

Married

Matches 1 to 4 of 4

   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Gordy / Hollingsworth  26 Oct 1851Mahaska County, Iowa, USA F176081
2 Jongewaard / Boer  1848Mahaska County, Iowa, USA F175859
3 Jongewaard / Boer  31 Jul 1851Mahaska County, Iowa, USA F175858
4 Reeves / Chick  14 Jan 1858Mahaska County, Iowa, USA F176096

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