Grundy County, Iowa

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Grundy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 12,369. Its county seat is Grundy Center.[1] The county is named for Felix Grundy, former U.S. Attorney General. It is one of the three counties that make up the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 503 square miles (1,302.8 km2), of which 0.01% is water.

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Grundy County was formed on January 15, 1851, and became self-governing in 1856. It was named after Felix Grundy of Tennessee, a statesman, Senator, member of the House of Representatives and Attorney General under President James K. Polk.

The first courthouse was built in 1861. The wooden, two-storey building contained a courtroom, but was used for other purposes, including housing the office of the sheriff, county treasurer, the judge, as well as a chamber for the jury. The cornerstone for a second courthouse was laid on November 11, 1891.[3]

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