Pocahontas County, Iowa

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Pocahontas County is a county located in Iowa, United States. As of 2000, its population was 8,662. Its county seat is Pocahontas.[1]

This county was named after the Native American princess from the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia; a large statue of Pocahontas stands in the city of Pocahontas.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 579 square miles (1,500 km²), of which 578 square miles (1,496 km²) is land and 1 square mile (4 km²) (0.25%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Pocahontas County was formed in 1851. It was named for the fabled Indian princess Pocahontas, daughter of the Chief Powhatan and wife of Englishman John Rolfe.[2]

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