Emmet County is located in north central Iowa, in the fourth tier of r counties east of the South Dakota state line and borders the state of Minnesota on the north. Its location is shown in the accompanying sketch map. It is entirely within the Wisconsin drift soil area and, hence, the soils of the county are all of glacial origin.
Stevenson, W. H. and Brown, P. E., "Soil Survey of Iowa, Report No. 36—Emmet County Soils" (1924). Soil Survey Reports. 41.