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Vinton, Iowa

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Vinton is a city in Benton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 4,938 in the 2020 census, a decrease from 5,102 in 2000. It is also part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area. Vinton is the county seat of Benton County. History Vinton was founded in 1849. It was named for Hon. Plynn Vinton, a state legislator. The first railroad line was extended to Vinton in 1869, and it was incorporated as a city that same year. In 2022, the library in Vinton closed after its full-time employees quit following complaints and allegations by patrons that included: the head librarian's "hiring and support for LGBTQ+ staff"; books by Jill Biden and Kamala Harris, and none about Donald Trump; "LGBTQ-themed book displays in the children’s section"; and male staff members "wearing dresses". One of the library's former directors said they had 173 books about Christian life, and seven books about "LGBT, gay or transgender" topics; another former director said some patrons "
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