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Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 450.
Thirteenth Census of the United States â€” 1910. 1,172.
Fourteenth Census of the United States â€” 1920. 1,273.
Monteuma is the county seat of Poweshiek County, which was established on Febrary 17, 1843. The county is named for the Chief of the Fox Tribe. In 1848, Montezuma, named for the Aztec emperor of Mexico, was selected as the county seat.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 277.)