Keokuk County

Communities

Delta
Gibson
Harper
Hayesville
Hedrick
Keota
Keswick
Kinross
Martinsburg
Ollie
Richland
Sigourney
South English
Thornburg
Webster
What Cheer

Keokuk County Courthouse
101 South Main Street
Sigourney
(641) 622-2320
 
Keokuk County Health Center
23019 Highway 149
Sigourney, IA 52591
(641) 622-2720

Place of Interest

Lake Belva Deer
250th Ave.
Sigourney, IA 52591

What Cheer Opera House
P.O. Box 138A
What Cheer, IA 50268

Keokuk County is named for a famous chief of the Sac tribe of Native Americans. The county opened for public settlement in 1843, and after a debate lasting a few years for the location for the county seat, the right went to Sigourney in 1856.

Keokuk County is unusual in that it has two county fairs. The Keokuk County Fair is held in What Cheer and immediately followed by the Keokuk County Expo which is held in Sigourney.
The Keokuk County Courthouse in Sigourney was built in 1911. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1981.