Poweshiek County, Iowa

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Poweshiek County is a county located in southeastern part of the U.S. state of Iowa along Interstate 80, between Des Moines and Iowa City. It is named for the Indian chief of the Fox tribe who signed the treaty ending the Black Hawk War. As of 2000, the population was 18,815. The city of Montezuma is the county seat.[1]

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History

Poweshiek County was formed in 1843. It was named for the chief of the Fox Indians.

Government

The current County Supervisors are LaMoyne Gaard, Doug Shutts, and Ellie Snook; all are Democrats.

Education

Poweshiek County is also home to Grinnell College, a small liberal arts college founded in 1846.

Healthcare

Poweshiek County is served by Grinnell Regional Medical Center, an acute care hospital licensed for 81 beds. GRMC was established in 1967 after the merger of two hospitals.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 586 square miles (1,518 km²), of which 585 square miles (1,515 km²) is land and 1 square mile (3 km²) (0.19%) is water.

Major highways

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