Photo: Professor J. L. Budd, Sarah M., and Etta Budd House, ca. 1880s, 1204 Avenue H, Ames, IA. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. Photographed by user:Dagwin57 (own work), 2013, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed November, 2013.
Story County administrative offices are located at 900 6th Street, Nevada, IA 50201; phone: 515-382-7200.
Named for U. S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, the county was established in 1846. Early settlers included Norwegians, Germans and Danes as well as adventurers from Indiana, New York and Pennsylvania. [History of Story County, www.storycountyiowa.gov, accessed June, 2013]