|Keosauqua, at 1,076 occupants, is the largest of the villages of Van Buren whose total county population numbers just 7,836. Keosauqua was laid out in early 1839 wel... More >|
|Built in 1840, Keosauqua has the oldest continuously operational courthouse in Iowa, & the second oldest in the United States.
The Federal-styled structure was ... More >|
|Constructed in 1847, this half-stone & half-brick home is one of the most memorable house in Keosauqua.
A prominent stop on the Underground Railroad, escaping... More >|
|Built in the 1870's, for Congressional Medal of Honor winner Voltaire P. Twombly the Twombly Building is the only remaining large stone building in Keosauqua.
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|With the appearance of a riverboat beached upon the banks of the Des Moines River, Hotel Manning offers a functional glimpse of the late 19th century.
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|Located high on the hill in Keosauqua, this stately mansion was built circa 1870 by Edwin Manning, a founder of Keosauqua, of brick that was fired on the site.
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|During the middle of the 19th century, the great Mormon trek westward across Iowa occurred.
Ely Ford, located within Lacey-Keosauqua State Park, now the site of a b... More >|
|Magnificent state forests welcome you to the Historic Hills Scenic Byway which takes travelers on a journey through Wapello, Appanoose, Davis, Van Buren and Lee coun... More >|