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Keokuk County

Keokuk County

Keokuk County is 580 square miles with a population of approximately 10,500. In the center of Keokuk County you will find Sigourney, the county seat. Here the county courthouse sits in the middle of the square with its classical revival style architecture featuring a clock tower and cupola. Sigourney is also the home of Keokuk County Health Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital.

Two miles east and two miles north of Sigourney you will find the Belva Deer Recreation Area. This 1,669-acre park has picnic shelters, camping areas, cabin rentals, hiking trails, fishing, hunting, boating ramps, horse trails and a swimming beach. Its 260-acre "no wake" lake draws fishermen from many states.

Keokuk County Projects


Keokuk County visit

Keokuk County River Channel Mitigation

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering student designed a method to protect county roads and bridges from the migration of the Skunk River in Keokuk County. The Skunk River has been migrating toward...