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1846--Lucas County was created 13 January 1846 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Monroe County prior to organization 4 July 1849. County seat: Chariton 
Lucas County was five townships wide from east to west when it was created, but in 1847 it shrank to four townships across. The western border shifted six miles east to its present position, while the other borders were unchanged (and so they are today).
The History of Lucas County, Iowa: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc (1881) is available free online from Google Books.
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- ↑ FamilyHistory101.com: "Iowa County Formation Maps"; interactive map of county formation and organization (select 1848). Online at http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/ia_cf.html