Tama County, Iowa

County: Tama

State: Iowa

Lat/Long: 42.0667, -92.5333

Located on the ancestral lands of the Sac and Fox peoples, Tama County was created by the Iowa Territorial Legislature on February 17, 1843. It was formally organized into three townships on July 4, 1853. Toledo is its county seat.

Joseph Nathan Kane and Charles Curry Aiken, The American Counties: Origins of County Names, Dates of Creation, and Population Data, 1950-2000 (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2005), 291; "An Act to Establish New Counties and Define Their Boundaries in the Late Cession From the Sac and Fox Indians, and for Other Purposes," 17 February 1843, Revised Statutes of the Territory of Iowa (1843), 94, 95-96; J. R. Caldwell, ed., A History of Tama County Iowa (Chicago: Lewis, 1910), 1:83.