Few People Know The Fascinating Story Behind Iowa’s Lost County

Iowa’s history is full of quirky facts, interesting tidbits, and strange moments that shaped the course of the state. If you’ve ever wondered why Iowa has 99 counties instead of 100, read the fascinating story of the lost Iowa counties below.

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You can learn more about Iowa’s lost county when you visit the Bancroft Museum.

Address: 404 N Portland Street, Bancroft, IA, 50517

Plan a trip to Union Slough to enjoy a walk back through time.

Address: 1710 360th Street, Titonka, IA, 50480

For more quirky Iowa history, read 12 Unusual Things You Didn’t Know About The History Of Iowa.