The State of Iowa and it's Ancestors had a sense of humor when it laid out it's towns and counties. Example: The City of Des Moines is in Polk County, The city of Wapello is in Louisa County, Ottumwa is in Wapello County and Burlington is in Des Moines County.
Des Moines County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 0493
Burlington, Iowa 52601
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