Indianola Public Library
Carnegie Grant Information
Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 449.
Indianola is the county seat of Warren County, which was established on January 13, 1846. The county was named for General Joseph Warren (1741-1775) who died at the Battle of Bunker Hill. In 1849, a site near the center of the county was selected as the county seat and named Indianola.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 314-315.)