Traer Public Library
Carnegie Grant Information
Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States — 1900. p. 451.
Thirteenth Census of the United States — 1910. 1,283 population.
Traer is a town in Tama County, which was established on February 17, 1843. The name of the county was derived from a name related to the Fox Tribe, although the specific source is unclear. In 1853, the county seat was situated at Toledo. Tama County received two Carnegie grants for the towns of Traer and Tama.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 298.)