The county seat of Shelby County, Iowa, is Harlan. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 12,781, a decrease of 449 over the 1990 census.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
Additional information is available at these pages:
Other Iowa Counties nearby:
(Greenfield) Adair County
(Audubon) Audubon County
(Carroll) Carroll County
(Atlantic) Cass County
(Denison) Crawford County
(Jefferson) Greene County
08/10 Coming to The Harlan area
Orange City Tulip Festival Orange City IA May16-18 The Orange City Tulip Festival - an entertaining celebration of the best of small-town America - showcases for 100,000 visitors this thriving community's rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
Jefferson Bell Tower Festival Jefferson IA June7-8 Jefferson's annual Festival promises a weekend full of family-friendly fun and entertainment. Nestled in the middle of Greene County's county seat, the Festival is home to a broad spectrum of activities.
Awesome Biker Nights Sioux City IA June13-15 Awesome Biker Nights is Northwest Iowa's premier regional motorcycle event with an attendance of over 25,000! Of course, even those who aren't traveling on two wheels are welcome at the event. The Awesome experience includes three stages of live music from National and Regional Bands, motorcycle stunt performances, a poker run through the beautiful countryside, a bike show, tattoo contest, poker tournament, bike raffle, vendors and more.
Glenn Miller Festival Clarinda IA June13-16 Hear exciting bands from around the world topped off by the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Enjoy the new Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum and the Birthplace Home; stage shows; picnics; dances; historical displays; plus the fellowship of hundreds of Miller fans from around the world.
80/35 Music Festival Des Moines IA July5-6 80/35 is a multi-day music festival in Des Moines, Iowa celebrating music and the people who support music. The name comes from the two prominent interstates, I-80 and I-35, that meet at the corner of Des Moines. The festival includes a stage for national touring bands and several smaller stages featuring regional and local supporting acts.
Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa Des Moines IA July26-27 The 2013 Festival Best Sauce contest will be held on Saturday. The 2013 Festival Queen contest is open to young ladies of Italian descent, residing in Iowa, who are between 17 and 23 years of age.