Bloomfield Public Library
Carnegie Grant Information
Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States — 1900. p. 448.
Thirteenth Census of the United States — 1910. 2,028. This was the number that was used for the Carnegie grant.
Bloomfield is the county seat of Davis County, which was established on February 17, 1843. Davis County was named for Garret Davis (1801-1872), a Kentucky member of Congress who had supported the West. Bloomfield was voted as the county seat by 1844.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 91.)