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Chief Wapello's Gravesite and Memorial Park

Chief Wapello's Gravesite and Memorial Park

Chief Wapello’s Gravesite & Memorial Park is the original site of the Native American Agency and the place where the chiefs of the Sac and Fox Nation signed a treaty to hand over their lands to the government. Chief Wapello, who the county is named after, is buried here alongside General Joesph M. Street, the first administrator of the Native American Agency, and his family. In addition, the park is home to stone markers that mark the site of the Agency House, one that commemorates the 1842 negotiations for the tribes to hand over their lands, and one that marks the location of the first Christian services that were held in Iowa's interior by the Reverend Thomas Kirkpatrick.


6899 Chief Wapello Road
Agency IA 52530


(641) 937-5749

Map to Chief Wapello's Gravesite and Memorial Park
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