Greene County, Iowa

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Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named in honor of General Nathanael Greene. As of 2000, the population was 10,366. Its county seat is Jefferson.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 571 square miles (1,478.9 km2), of which 568 square miles (1,471.1 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.48%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

History

Greene County was formed on January 15, 1851 and from 1854, self-governed. It was named after General Nathanael Greene, a hero in the Revolutionary War. The first settler was Truman Davis. He settled on the Raccoon River.

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