Welcome toWapello County, Iowa
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Filing Period for the 2022 General Election
Passport Applications Resume
Election Law Changes for Iowa Voters
First Half Property Taxes Due Ottumwa, IA
The county was created on February 17, 1843, from unorganized territory. The county opened at midnight with several hundred eager settlers camped along the eastern border. Within a month, Wapello County was home to more than 5,000 people.