Council Bluffs Office
About Council Bluffs, Iowa
Just across the Missouri River from Omaha, Nebraska you’ll find Council Bluffs, Iowa. Council Bluffs is the county seat of Pottawattamie County and the most populous city in Southwest Iowa. Council Bluffs has a rich history beginning with itinerant Native American tribes. Lewis and Clark met the Otoe tribe in the area and named an adjacent area of land “Council Bluff.” By the 1830s, Council Bluffs (then called Kanesville) became a reservation for the Potawatomi, who migrated there after the Treaty of Chicago.
Today, Council Bluffs is home to some 62,200 Iowans, covering zip codes 51501, 51502 and 51503. It is famous for its excellent vistas, which can be enjoyed from the Lewis and Clark Monument, KOIL Point at Fairmont Park, Kim Park, and the Lincoln Monument. It is also adjacent to Lake Manawa State Park on its southern edge.
Council Bluffs has been the hometown to many notable people across a variety of disciplines, ranging from the brothers Addison and Art Farmer, who are counted among the pioneers of jazz music; to the journalist William Pfaff; to former president of Harvard University, Nathan M. Pusey.