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Poweshiek County Courthouse
Brooklyn · photo by Kyle Ross
Grinnell · photo by Kyle Ross

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What's Happening

Jun
20
Jun
20
Prairie Walk at Drake Community Library 5:30 pm
930 Park Street · Grinnell, IA
Jun
25
Summer Nature Explorers - Fishing 10:00 am
Montezuma, IA
Jun
25
Summer Nature Explorers - Fishing 1:00 pm
Montezuma, IA
Jul
2
Kayaking at Diamond Lake 5:00 pm
Montezuma, IA

About Poweshiek County

Located in east-central Iowa, Poweshiek County was established in 1843 and named for Meskwaki Chief Poweshiek, a chief of the Fox Indian people. The Courthouse, located in Montezuma, was completed in 1859. The County is home to eight communities and home to 18,662 residents.

The County is administered by a three-member Board of Supervisors who are elected for four-year terms. Other elected officials include the Attorney, Auditor, Recorder, Sheriff, and Treasurer.