About This Place
Swea City is a city in Kossuth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 642 at the 2000 census.
In February 1893, the town of Reynolds became known as Swea City. Swea City was petitioned for incorporation on December 11, 1894 with a population of 161. Several objections were filed with the reasons for objection listed as, "One, the judges of the election administered the oath to themselves swearing in each other; and Two, the words 'for incorporation' were written on one ballot while 'against corporation' was written on another ballot." It was implied that the choice needed to be available on a single ballot in order to be valid. Later a second petition was filed this time on April 19, 1895 and the election was held at a schoolhouse. Each ballot had "For incorporation" and "Against incorporation" printed on them. The vote was 34 in favor of incorporation and 1 against, and the city was incorporated.
Swea City is located at 43°23′1″N 94°18′33″W / 43.38361°N 94.30917°W / 43.38361; -94.30917 (43.383677, -94.309177).