Iowa became the 29th state on December 29, 1846. Des Moines is the state capital. There are currently 99 counties each with a courthouse.
Click on a county below to learn more:
Highest Point – Hawkeye Point ( 1,670 feet ) is located in Osceola County
Lowest Point – Mississippi River ( 480 feet ) is located in Lee County
Oldest Former Courthouse - Jackson County (1845)
State Capitol – Des Moines
Governor Mansion – Des Moines