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Andrew, Iowa

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Andrew is a small city in central Jackson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 380 at the 2020 census. History Andrew, located in Jackson County, was named for the seventh president, Andrew Jackson. In 1841 Ansel Briggs, the first governor of Iowa, settled on a location outside of Andrew known as Bluff Mills, later moving his family to town. He became the Jackson County deputy treasurer in 1843 then began a two-year term as Sheriff of Jackson County in 1844. Ansel Briggs won the election against Thomas McKnight for the governor of Iowa in 1846. Briggs served as governor until 1850. On September 22, 1909, the citizens of Andrew erected a granite monument in the city cemetery in his honor. Although Briggs was originally buried in Omaha, Nebraska, he was re-interred in 1909 in the Andrew Cemetery. Andrew was incorporated in 1863, with the first record of ordinances recorded in 1867. The county seat switched between Bellevue and Andrew several times until it was mo
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