Tipton Public Library
Carnegie Grant Information
Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States â€” 1900. p. 451.
Tipton is the county seat of Cedar County, which was established on December 21, 1837. The county was named for the Cedar River that runs through it. In 1840, Tipton was designated as the county seat as it was at the center of the county.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 60.)