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Thanks to its proximity to the Des Moines and Mississippi rivers, Van Buren County was one of the earliest settled areas of Iowa and once was the territory's most populous county even before Iowa became a state!
Order our 2021 Visitors Guide which includes information on the historical sites throughout the county.
The Van Buren County Historical Society plays a pivotal role in maintaining our historical assets.
Additional resources can be found at the State Historical Society of Iowa.