History of Marion County, Iowa

VOLUME I

 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I PHYSICAL FEATURES, GEOLOGY, ETC. 1
CHAPTER II ABORIGINAL INHABITANTS 19
CHAPTER III THE PERIOD OF PREPARATION 37
CHAPTER IV SETTLEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 55
CHAPTER V PUBLIC BUILDINGS, ETC. 81
CHAPTER VI TOWNSHIP HISTORY 97
CHAPTER VII TOWNSHIP HISTORY, CONTINUED 117
CHAPTER VIII THE CITY OF KNOXVILLE 137
CHAPTER IX PELLA AND ITS ENVIRONS 147
CHAPTER X TOWNS AND VILLAGES 157
CHAPTER XI MARION COUNTY IN THE CIVIL WAR 183
CHAPTER XII SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, ETC. 215
CHAPTER XIII INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS 225
CHAPTER XIV FINANCE AND INDUSTRY 243
CHAPTER XV EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 259
CHAPTER XVI CHURCH HISTORY 277
CHAPTER XVII THE BENCH AND BAR 291
CHAPTER XVIII THE MEDICAL PROFESSION 303
CHAPTER XIX SOCIETIES AND FRATERNITIES 313
CHAPTER XX MISCELLANEOUS HISTORY 327
CHAPTER XXI STATISTICAL REVIEW 345

 

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Marion County is located south and east of the geographical center of the state, in the third tier of counties from the southern boundary; the fifth tier from the eastern, the sixth from the western and the seventh from the northern. It is bounded on the north by the County of Jasper; on the east by Mahaska; on the south by Monroe and Lucas, and on the west by Warren and Polk, the latter county forming the boundary north of the Des Moines River a distance of about one mile. The county is in an exact square, twenty-four miles on each side, with an area of 576 square miles, or 368,640 acres.