Buena Vista County, Iowa

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Buena Vista County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named for the final victory field of General Zachary Taylor in the Mexican-American War. As of 2000, the population was 20,411. Its county seat is Storm Lake.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 580 square miles (1,502.2 km2), of which 575 square miles (1,489.2 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (0.91%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

History

Buena Vista County was formed on January 15, 1851 from open land. It was named in memory of the Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican-American War.[2]

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