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Bancroft County
County of Iowa
1851–1857
Map of Iowa highlighting Bancroft County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
History  
• Established
1851
• Disestablished
1857
Contained within
 • Country  United States
 • State  Iowa
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Fayette County
Kossuth County
Today part of  United States
Bancroft-historic-map
Historic map of Iowa including Bancroft County

Bancroft County, Iowa was a county located in what today is the northern portion of Kossuth County. The county was established in 1851 by the Iowa General Assembly, but then abolished six years later in 1857 and the area joined to Kossuth County, leading to it being roughly twice the size of adjacent counties. It became part of Kossuth because the area was wetland, thereby making it unsuitable for farming.

The county was named for historian and statesman George Bancroft (1800–1891).

There never was a county seat established or the organization of a county government.

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