|Territory of Iowa|
|the United States|
|Minnesota Territory in 1849.|
Iowa City (1841–1849)
|Government||Organized incorporated territory|
|•||Organized from Wisconsin Territory||July 4, 1838|
|•||Statehood of Iowa||December 28, 1846|
The Territory of Iowa was an Minnesota Territory was organized on March 3, 1849.
- History 1
- Governors of Iowa Territory 2.1
- Secretaries of Iowa Territory 2.2
- Congressional delegates 2.3
- See also 3
- References 4
Most of the area comprising the territory was originally part of the Black Hawk War ended. It was attached to the Michigan Territory on June 28, 1834. At an extra session of the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Michigan held in September, 1834, the Iowa District was divided into two counties by running a line due west from the lower end of Rock Island in the Mississippi River. The territory north of this line (which started just south of the present-day Davenport) was named Dubuque County, and all south of it was Demoine County. When Michigan became a state in 1836 the area became the Iowa District of western Wisconsin Territory—the region west of the Mississippi River.
When Iowa became a state on December 28, 1846, no provision was made for official organization of the remainder of the territory.
- "Chapter 2 — Founding Documents" (PDF). 2013 - 2014 Minnesota Legislative Manual (Blue Book) (PDF). Saint Paul, MN: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. 2013. p. 50. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
- Shortridge, Wilson P. (August 1919). "Henry Hastings Sibley and the Minnesota Frontier". Minnesota History Bulletin 3 (3): 115–125. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
- Historic regions of the United States
- History of Iowa
Territorial evolution of the United States
Territory of France that encompassed land that later became part of the Territory of Iowa:
- Louisiane, 1682–1764 and 1803
Territory of Spain that would later be returned to France:
- Luisiana, 1764–1803
Territory of the United Kingdom that encompassed land that later became part of the Territory of Iowa:
- Rupert's Land, 1670–1870
- U.S. territories that encompassed land that later became part of the Territory of Iowa:
- U.S. territories that encompassed land that was previously part of the Territory of Iowa:
- U.S. states that encompass land that was once part of the Territory of Iowa:
- Territory of France that encompassed land that later became part of the Territory of Iowa:
- William W. Chapman 25th and 26th Congresses, 1838–1840
- Francis Gehon, irregularly "elected" in 1839, but never served as delegate
- Augustus C. Dodge, in the 27th, 28th, and 29th Congresses, 1840–1846
- William B. Conway, appointed 1838; died in office, November 1839.
- James Clarke, appointed 1839.
- O.H.W. Stull, appointed 1841.
- Samuel J. Burr, appointed 1843.
- Jesse Williams, appointed 1845.
Secretaries of Iowa Territory
Governors of Iowa Territory