Sigourney, Iowa

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Sigourney (pronounced "SIGG-ur-nee") is a city in Keokuk County, Iowa, United States. At the 2012 census, 2,059 people lived there. It is the county seat of Keokuk County.[1]

History[change | change source]

Keokuk County was opened for white people to live in, in 1843. The town got its start in 1844 when S.A. James built the first cabin there. Other families began to settle there as well, and in 1844, the town was named by county commissioner Dr. George H. Stone, in honour of a popular poet named Lydia Sigourney. A large oil-painted portrait of Lydia is still in the foyer of the county courthouse.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

Sigourney's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimals are 41.333244, -92.203220. [3]

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²). All of it is land.

Government[change | change source]

Sigourney is represented by Leonard Boswell in the United States House of Representatives.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. History of Sigourney
  3. "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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