Post Office 50451 (Lakota, Iowa)

Postal service was established in the Kossuth County town of Lakota in December 1892, though at that time the community was known as Germania due to the large German population. During World War I, the name was changed due to anti-German sentiments. The town was renamed Lakota, which means “allies” in the Teton dialect spoken by Sioux indians who once occupied the area.

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