Winterset Public Library
Carnegie Grant Information
1CCNYR, reel 34.
Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States — 1900. p. 451.
Winterset is the county seat of Madison County, which was established on January 13, 1846. The county was named in honor of James Madison (1751-1836), the fourth President of the United States. Winterset was named county seat in 1849.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 212.)