Monticello Public Library
Carnegie Grant Information
Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States — 1900. p. 450.
Monticello is a town in Jones County, which was established on December 21, 1837. The county was named for George Wallace Jones (1804-1896) who served as a U.S. Senator from Iowa from 1848-1859. The county seat is at Anamosa.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 183.)