Corydon Public Library
Carnegie Grant Information
Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States — 1900. p. 449.
Thirteenth Census of the United States — 1910. 1,669.
Corydon is the county seat of Wayne County, which was established on January 13, 1846. The county was named in honor of General Anthony Wayne (1745-1796), who fought in the Revolutionary War. In 1851, the county seat was established at Springfield, which was then renamed Corydon.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 325.)