Tama County IAGenWeb


Tama County Political History

Gazeteer & Business Directory from 1865

History of Montour from the Toledo Chronicle, 1875

Business Directory and Township Histories from History of Tama County, Iowa. Its Cities, Towns and Villages with Early Reminiscences, Personal Incidents and Anecdotes, and a Complete Business Directory of the County. By Samuel D. Chapman. Printed at the Toledo Times Office 1879.

History of Tama County
Union Publishing Company, Springfield, Illinois 1883

History of North Tama by Daniel Connell
Printed in the Traer Star-Clipper between December 3, 1886 and May 27, 1887.

Early History of Toledo
By Daniel Connell
Printed in the Toledo Chronicle September 1888.

The first college in Tama County was Western College, in Toledo, later known as Leander Clark College.

Post Offices in Tama County

History of Badger Hill Cemetery from The Gladbrook Tama Northern, Gladbrook, Iowa, Friday, August 12, 1955, page 5

Historical Sketches of Iowa Baptists, Chapter XXIX, by S.H. Mitchell, 1886

Royal Arch Masons, 1878 - 1890

Chapter on Tama County, from the A.T. Andreas Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa, 1875


A History of Tama County Iowa Vol 1 and Vol 2 by J.R. Caldwell, 1910

Photos of the Lincoln Highway in Tama County by Drake Hokanson

Tama’s Sesquicentennial, 27-28 July 2012, a Supplement to the Tama News-Herald

Past Times, a supplement of the Marshalltown (Marshall County) Times-Republican, is “Central Iowa's monthly magazine dedicated to celebrating our history.” The Aug 2009 issue has an article on Leander Clark College.

Montour 1873-1973 (Centennial book)

National Register of Historic Places in Tama County

Updated 24 Nov 2019 by the Tama County Coordinator.