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Allamakee County is the northeastern-most county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,330. Its county seat is Waukon.
Waukon is a city in Makee Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States, and the county seat of Allamakee County. The population was 3,897 at the 2010 census. It is home to the annual Allamakee County Fair.
Waukon Decorah, also known as Wau-kon-haw-kaw or "Snake-Skin", was a prominent Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) warrior and orator during the Winnebago War of 1827 and the Black Hawk War of 1832. Although not a hereditary chief, he emerged as a diplomatic leader in Ho-Chunk relations with the United States.
Paint Creek is a direct tributary of the Upper Mississippi River, rising in central Allamakee County, Iowa, in and about the city of Waukon. The catchment measures approximately 85.5 square miles (221 km2). It has some still-rural stretches past 9th Street Southwest in Waukon, but most of the actual Waukon portions have been culverted. It joins the Mississippi approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) above Marquette, Iowa in Pool 10, near river mile 641.
Area code 563 is a telephone area code for the east central and northeast corner of the state of Iowa, and includes most of the Iowa side of the Quad Cities. The 563 area code was split off from the Area code 319 in 2001, becoming active on March 25, 2001, and finally becoming mandatory on December 2, 2001.
Iowa Highway 76 is a state highway located in northeastern Iowa, most of which is in Allamakee County. The 49-mile-long (79 km) highway connects McGregor to Eitzen, Minnesota via Waukon. It begins in McGregor at an intersection with U.S. Highway 18; the first 4 1⁄4 miles (6.8 km) of the route are signed as U.S. Highway 18 Business (US 18 Bus.). It crosses into Minnesota near Eitzen and continues as Trunk Highway 76.
Iowa Highway 51 (Iowa 51) is a state highway that runs from north to south in northeast Iowa. Contained entirely by Allamakee County, it is only 11 miles (18 km) in length. It begins at U.S. Highway 18 (US 18) and US 52 in Postville and ends at Iowa 9 near Waukon.
Waukon High School is a high school located in the city of Waukon, Iowa. Waukon High School is the high school of the surrounding area. Some of these towns include: Harpers Ferry, Waterville, and Dorchester. WHS is also the only high school in the Allamakee Community School District.
Dorchester is an unincorporated community in northwestern Allamakee County, Iowa, United States. It lies along local roads just off Iowa Highway 76, north of the city of Waukon, the county seat of Allamakee County. Its elevation is 738 feet (225 m). The town was originally settled by Harvey Bell and Edmund Bell, and was named after Dorchester, England. Although Dorchester is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 52140, which opened on 21 May 1857. Dorchester is located in the Waterloo Township. Dorchester was platted in 1873.
KNEI-FM is a country radio station Licensed to Waukon, Iowa, Serving portions of Minnesota, Iowa & Wisconsin. KNEI went on the air in 1967 with the frequency of 1140 KHz.
The Standard, formerly the Waukon Standard is the local paper in Waukon, Iowa and Lansing, Iowa. It, along with the Postville Herald, cover all the top stories in NE Iowa. Each paper cost $1.25 to purchase. Each paper includes sections from education, to agriculture, to viewpoints of local residents.
Cletus Francis O'Donnell was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the second Bishop of the Diocese of Madison, in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Allamakee Community School District is a school district based in the city of Waukon in Allamakee County, Iowa, United States. The district operates East and West Elementary Schools, Waterville Elementary School, and Waukon Junior and Senior High Schools. Its district superintendent is Dave Herold; school principals include Don Derricks, Joe Griffith, and Ann Hart.
The Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) is a seven school athletic conference made up of mid-sized schools in the Northeast Corner of Iowa. The conference dates in 1920, making it one of Iowa's oldest existing athletic conferences.
The Upper Iowa Conference is a high school athletic conference in Iowa made up of 1A and 2A schools in northeastern Iowa. It is currently an nine team league. It has the current sports: volleyball, boys and girls basketball, golf, cross country, boys and girls track and field, baseball, softball, and wrestling. Postville is the only school that competes in soccer.
The Allamakee County Court House in Waukon, Iowa, United States was built in 1940. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003 as a part of the PWA-Era County Courthouses of IA Multiple Properties Submission. The courthouse is the third building the county has used for court functions and county administration.
The Old Allamakee County Courthouse, also known as the Allamakee County Historical Museum, is a historic building located in Waukon, Iowa, United States. It was built in 1861 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 as a part of the County Courthouses in Iowa Thematic Resource. It was the second building used for court functions and county administration.
Waukon Junction is an unincorporated community in Allamakee County, Iowa, in the United States.
The Old Allamakee County Courthouse, located on 2nd Street in Lansing, is a short-lived former county courthouse of Allamakee County, Iowa. The courthouse was completed in 1861 amid a fight between Lansing and Waukon over which community deserved to be the county seat. Lansing had lost a vote on the county seat to Waukon in 1859, but they won another vote in 1861 after teaming up with the community of Columbus. Waukon built its own courthouse in the meantime, but it failed to win back the county seat in yet another vote in 1864. The county sheriff, a Waukon resident, attempted to seize the county's records from the Lansing courthouse in 1866; however, a posse from Lansing stopped him before he could return to Waukon. The Iowa Supreme Court decided the county seat battle in favor of Waukon the following year; it has remained there since.
Waukon is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, in the U.S. state of Washington.