FIRSTS OF LINN COUNTY
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The first court was held at Marion, on Monday, the 26th day of October, 1840.
The first Justice of the Peace in Linn county was John McAfferty- 1838.
The first Cedar Rapids School building was erected at the northwest corner of Second Ave, and Fifth Street by a company consisting of N.B. Brown, George Greene, Alexander Ely, and others who later sold it to the district.
The first teacher was propably Susan Abbe, daughter of "Squire "Abbe.
The first grist mill in Linn County was constructed by John S. Oxley in Big creek in 1842.
The first white settler of the County was William Abbe, whose cabin was located near the creek which has since borne his name.
The first Cedar Rapids class to graduate from High School was in 1873. The class consisted of: two boys, John E. Leonard and Gordon Murray; four girls, Mary McClenahan, Eva Stiles, Julia Saregemt, and Hariet Boyce.