Humboldt Public Library
Carnegie Grant Information
Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States — 1900. p. 449.
Humboldt is a town in Humboldt County, which was established on February 26, 1857. The county was named for the German explorer and statesman, Baron Friedrich von Humboldt (1769-1859). In 1856, the county seat was established at Dakota City, which was named for the Dakota Native American Tribe.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 159.)