Greenfield Public Library
Carnegie Grant Information
Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States — 1900. p. 449.
Thirteenth Census of the United States — 1910. 1,379.
Greenfield is the county seat of Adair County, which was established on January 15,1851. Adair is named for General John Adair (1757-1840) who srved as the sixth Governor of Kentucky. In 1855, the county seat was first located at Summerset, which was later renamed Fontanelle. After much dispute, by 1874, the seat was moved to Greenfield.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 18.)