Van Buren County, Iowa

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Van Buren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 7,809. Its county seat is Keosauqua, which contains the oldest continuously oprerational courthouse in the state of Iowa, and second oldest in the United States.[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 491 square miles (1,271 km²), of which 485 square miles (1,256 km²) is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) (1.17%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

History

Van Buren County was formed on December 7, 1836. It was named for President Martin Van Buren.

The county's Courthouse was built in September, 1843 in the style of Greek Revival and stands as Iowa's oldest, and the nation's second oldest, courthouse in operation. [2]

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