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]



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.

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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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