Welcome To Keosauqua
Platted in April 1839 and incorporated in 1842. The name Keosauqua was derived from Meskwaki and Sauk Indians, meaning the bend in the river.
Keosauqua (pronounced KEE-o-SAW-kwa) is the county seat for Van Buren County, with a population of just over 1,000. It is located on the northern shore of a natural horseshoe shaped bend in the Des Moines River.
The City of Keosauqua has a five member council that meets once a month. Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month, starting at 4:00 pm at City Hall.