Territory: 4 July 1838
Statehood: 28 Dec 1846
Created in 1837 from sections of Dubuque County.
The county seat is the City of Tipton.
SOURCE: Family Maps of Cedar County, Iowa by Gregory A Boyd, JD
Created in 1846, but was still attached to other counties for governmental purposes. It shares a southern border with Missouri, which was in dispute until 1848. Settlement in the county began as early as 1841 by persons thinking they were in Missouri. Official Iowa settlement started about 1848.
SOURCE: Family Maps of Wayne County, Iowa, with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More, by Gregory A Boyd, J.D. Arphax Publishing co., US/CAN 977.788 E7b, FHL
p.30 Index of Family Maps. Guthery listing for 2 parcels in Map Group 9
p.127 Map Group 9 Index. Michael Guthery and William Guthery in Section 2 of MG-9
p.131 Map Group 9 Land Plats including Section 2 showing location for Michael & Wm’s land