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The Community History Archive Of Benton County, Iowa

This front page of the Vinton Eagle was published on January 31st, 1855....over 160 years ago! What will YOU discover in our archive?

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Benton County was formed on December 21, 1837 from sections of Dubuque County. It was named after Thomas Hart Benton, lawyer, colonel in the War of 1812, and Senator from Missouri for a period of 30 y...