Waverly Public Library
Carnegie Grant Information
Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States 1900. p. 451.
Waverly is the county seat of Bremer County, which was established on January 15, 1851. Bremer County was named in honor of Frederika Bremer (1801-1865), a Swedish author and poet. In 1853, Waverly became the county seat, three years after it was first settled.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 41.)