Fairfield Public Library
Carnegie Grant Information
1CCNYR, reel 10.
Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States — 1900. p. 449.
Fairfield is the county seat of Jefferson County, which was established on January 21, 1839. It was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. In 1839, Fairfield was chosen as the site of the county seat.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 175.)