Iowa
Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices

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Aaronville Jefferson Laid out as a town in 1853 in section 33, Polk Township, but apparently never built up.
Abbyville Delaware Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide of 1889 as a post office in Delaware County, but not found on maps of that period.
Absecum Jefferson The name of the post office (1855-59) at the point where the Railroad station of County Line is located.
Acersvllle Delaware In the northeast quarter of section 19, Delaware Township, about two miles north of the business section of the present city of Manchester. It was laid out as a town hi 1854, but the name was soon changed to Delaware Center, which see below.
Adair Adair In the southeastern part of section 4, Washington Township. Post office. 1855-73.
Adamsonville Jasper In the western part of Buena Vista Township. Post office, 1877-78.
Adamsville Davis A post office in Marion Township in 1851. Discontinued in May of that year and Nottingham post office, located in thie same township beginning the same year with the same postmaster (Benjamin Adams), it seems only a change of names of the post office. Nottingham post office continued until 1859, and was probably moved from house to house, finally being at or near where the Black Hawk post office was later, which see below.
Adaville Plymouth A hamlet and post office (1889-1904) in the southwestern part of Johnson Township. A store and church still remain.
Addison Humboldt In section 20, Corinth Township. Post office, 1869-1903.
Advance Guthrie In the northwest corner of section 22, Richland Township. Post office, 1871-82.
Aetna Wayne A former station on the C B & Q RR about three miles east of Corydon, as shown on maps of 1909.
Agency Winneshiek A place shown on the early maps of the 1850's in the same location as Old Mission (which see below), as shown on later maps.
Agricola Mahaska A town laid out in 1851 in the southwestern part of section 3 and the southeastern part of section 4, Pleasant Grove Township, Post office, 1854-81.
Ajax Davis A post office in the early 1880's located in a store in the south section 13 of Grove Township, the extreme southeast corner of the township.
Alaska Union A post office in Jones Township from 1868 to I869, located near the present town of Thayer.
Alba Winneshiek See New Alba below.
Albany Appanoose On cast line of section 1, Union Township. A prosperous village in the sixties. Had a pust office from 1857 to 1860 when it was transferred to the portion of the village on the east side of the road, which placed it in Davis County.
Albany Davis A village on the line between section 6, Marion Township, and section 1, Union Township, Appanoose County, the village being part in each county. The post office was first in Appanoose County from 1857 to 1861, and then in Davis County from 1861 to 1901. See also Soap Creek below.
Albany Fayette A village in the western part of section 14, Westfield Township, on the Volga River. It was started in 1854 and was largely devoted to the milling business.
Albaton Monona A hamlet in section 9, Fairview Township. Post office, 1877-1901.
Alberton Iowa Laid out as a town in section 10, Dayton Township, in 1857, but never built up.
Albright's Des Moines In the southern part of Benton Township. Post office, 1849-65.
Aldrich Wright Listed as a post office from 1882 to 1891 in Wright County, but the location not found.
Alexandra Van Buren The early name of the present village of Douds
Algonquin Butler In southeastern part of Washington Township. Post office, 1855-65.
Alice Grundy In the southwestern part of Palermo Township. Post office, 1871-87.
Alice Linn A post office from 1882 to 1902 in section 5, Spring Grove Township.
Alimeda Louisa Laid out as a town in 1859 north of and adjoining Fredonia, and later made a part of that town.
Alisburg Webster A place near where now stands the town of Lehigh, as shown on maps of 1862.
Alix Montgomery A post office (1895-98) in Douglas Township.
Allamakee Allamakee South of the mouth of Paint Creek, section 10, Fairview Township. Platted as a town in 1858, but soon abandoned. Post office, 1859-1877.
Allen Guthrie In the southeastern part of Jackson Township. Post office, 1853-55.
Allen Harrison In section 26, Allen Township. Post office, 1897-1903.
Allen's Grove Scott A post office from 1830 to 1851 and from 1854 to 1902 in section 27, Allen's Grove Township.
Allenville Guthrie A hamlet platted in 1882 in section 3, Highland Township. It has since become a part of the present town of Bayard,
Allison Dubuque The name of the post office from 1865 to 1877 at the village of Luxemburg.
Alma Dubuque In the north central part of Taylor Township. Post office, 1865-67.
Alma Jackson A post office in section 28, Butler Township, in the early I890's.
Almira Delaware Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide as a post office in Delaware County from 1889 to 1893, but not found on maps of that period.
Almoral Delaware In section 11, Oneida Township. Laid out as a village jn 1857, secured a post office the same year and kept its existence many years.
Alpine Wapello A post office (1860-72) in section 18, Washington Township.
Altamount Shelby A post office (1868-71) in the eastern part of Fairview Township, about six miles southeast of Harlan.
Alton Allamakee In section 1, French Creek Township, near where French Creek flows into the Upper Iowa River. Village platted in 1858, only a few lots sold, and no town built.
Alton Dallas A hamlet at the west edge of the site of the present city of Perry. Post office, 1859-69.
Altona Louisa The name of the post office from 1857 to 1859 at Hillsboro, which see below.
Amador Wapello A hamlet in section 14, Adams Township.
Amarill Delaware In Honey Creek Township. Post office, 1857-58.
Amazon Madison The name of the post office from 1850 to 1851 at the village of Richmond, which see below.
Amboy Washington A post office (1851-62) in the southwestern part of Oregon Township.
Ambrose Iowa A post office (1897-1900) In section 28, Dayton Township.
Ambrosia Lee A post office from 1840 to 1857 in the southwestern part of Montrose Township.
American City Marion Laid out as a town in 1848 in Summit Township a short distance northwest of the present village of Otley, but never developed.
Americus Pottawattamie A place on the Missouri River a little below the mouth of the Boyer River, as shown on maps of the early 1860's, and on maps a few years later, in the northwestern part of Hazel Dell Township on Pigeon Creek.
Amish Johnson In the western part of section 22, Washington Township. Post office, 1857-1903.
Amity Page The name first given to the present town of College Springs. Amity was platted in 1850.
Amity Scott The name of the post office at the present village of Maysville, from 1851 to 1902.
Amityville Des Moines In the southwestern part of Huron Township, Posts office, 1871-79.
Amoy Jackson Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Jackson County from 1847 to 1848, but not found on maps of that period.
Amsterdam Hancock A village in the southwest portion of section 29, Avery Township, about one mile northeast of the present town of Goodell. It was laid out in 1858. Its post office was named Upper Grove which existed from 1857 to 1885.
Amsterdam Marion Laid out in 1848 on the location now occupied by the present Wabash Railway station of Howell. Amsterdam had big plans for a short time.
Amsterdam Wapello This town is reported by William Vandever, deputy U, S. surveyor, in his notes of the survey of 1843, as being in the Center of section 14, Center Township, about two miles northwest of the business section of Ottumwa.
Amund Winnebago A hamlet and post office (1888-1907) in the northwest corner of section 22, Eden Township.
Anderson Clayton In the southern part of Melville Township.  Post office, 1863-65.
Andersonville Grundy In Clay Township. Post office, 1893.
Andrews Polk A town laid out in 1857 in the eastern part of section 9, Jefferson Township, about one mile west of the Des Moines River. The name of its post office was Lincoln (1861-80) and the town in later years went by that name. It was also sometimes called Dogtown. A store still remains.
Annetta Woodbury The name first given the present town of Oto.
Annieville Clay In the southeastern part of section 12, Lincoln Township.  Post office, 1871-1900.
Antwerp Cedar In the southeast quarter of section 9, township 80, range 3, about three miles southwest of the present city of Tipton, Laid out in 1839 and an aspirant for the County seat.
Apollo Cedar Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1859 as a post office in Cedar County, but not found on maps of that period.
Apple Grove Polk A post office (1849-68) in the southeastern part of Beaver Township, Some three miles south of Mitchellville.
Aquilla Grove Winneshiek See Springwater below.
Arcola Monona A post office in section 28, Kenebee Township. Post office, 1861-87.
Argand Jones A post office from 1880 to 1899 in section 4, Castle Grove Township.
Argo Lucas A post office in the northern part of Union Township from 1853 to 1875.
Argo Scott A post office (1897-1902) in the southeast corner of section 8, Le Claire Township.
Arlington Montgomery Laid out in 1857 in the southeastern part of section 29, Washington Township, but never built up.
Armah Iowa A post office (1897-1900) in section 20, Dayton Township.
Armour Pottawattamie A post office (1883-1907) in the southeastern part of Hardin Township.
Armstrong Grove Emmet In section 20, Armstrong Township. Post office, 1869-92. In the coming of the railroad and the establishment of the present town of Armstrong the post office was removed to that place.
Arnoldsville Howard The name in 1857 of the post office at the town of Florenceville, which see below.
Arrow Grundy In the southern part of Beaver Township. Post office, 1881.
Artesian Bremer In southeast corner of Warren or northwest corner of Maxfield Township. Post office, 1893-1903.
Ashland Wapello A town of importance on the stage line, having several stores, an academy, and a few hundred population. It was in the southern part of section 9, Washington Township, about three miles north of the present town of Eldon. Post office, 1844-80.
Ashland Crossing Wapello The name first given the place that later became Williamsburg, and finally the present town of Eldon.
Ashton Monona A vilage in sections 28 and 29, Ashton Township. Established in 1854 and laid out in 1855. It was made the county seat in 1851, but lost to Onawa in 1858. Post office, 1855-58.
Ashuelot Kussuth Laid out as a town in 1857, in the northern part of section 15, Portland Township, but proved to be a town on paper only.
Ashurst Story The name for a brief time of the present town of Zearing during its founding in the early 1880's.
Aspinwall Dubuque In section II, Jefferson Township. Post office, 1855-61.
Astoria Washington Laid out as a town in 1837 in section 28, Oregon Township, in anticipation of being the county seat, A post office named Pottsville (which see below) and a store were all it ever attained to.
Athol Sioux A post office (1875-80) in section 12, Lincoln Township.
Atlanta Buchanan The southern part of Newton Township. Post office, 1859-73.
Atlee Lee The name of a railroad station in section 12, West Point Township, the name later being changed to Edwards.
Auburn Mahaska A post office (1845-81) in the northwestern part of Des Moines Township on the north side of the Des Moines River, except that during the later years of its existence it was removed to the town of Rochester, which see below.
Audubon Center Audubon In northeastern part of section 2, Hamlin Township. Post office, 1867. Later the word "Center" was dropped, the post office continuing as Audubon until 1871.
Audubon City Audubon In section 1, Hamlin Township. Platted in 1850. It attained to one store, a residence and a schoolhouse, and then failed.
Audubon Heights Audubon In the southeastern part of Greeley Township. Post office, 1879.
Aurelia Floyd A village in the southern part of section 8, Union Township, on the southwest side of Shell Rock River and about one-half mile northwest of the present town of Marble Rock. Laid out in 1858 and vacated in 1869.
Aurora Keokuk A hamlet on the west line of section 3 and the east line of section 4, Adams Township, about midway as to north and south of that line. Post office, 1859-34.
Austin Dickinson A post office from 1872 to 1882, located south of Silver Lake, and later near the east shore. On the coming of the railroad in 1882 the post office was removed to Lake Park and the name changed to that of the town.
Austin Fremont In the northeastern part of Washington Township, on the west bank of the Nishnabotna River. Post office, 1853-59.
Ava Guthrie In section 35, Orange Township. Post office, 1875-77.
Avon Polk The original town of Avon was laid out in 1855 in the Southeast quarter of section 29, Allen Township, about One mile northwest of the present Avon Station. It was a flourishing town in the 1860's. Post office, 1857 to 1871, with two short intermissions.
Avondale Adair In the northwestern part of section 13, Washington Township. Post office, 1875-81.
Ayer's Grove Polk Listed as a post office in Polk County from 1880 to 1882, but the location not found.
Ayersville Wapello A town reported by William Vandever in his survey notes of 1843 as being in the southeast quarter of section 20, Center Township, making it appear to have been the town later called Port Richmond.
Ayresville Cedar A hamlet in the northwest corner of section 6, Farmington township.

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Name County Location
Babcock Linn Listed in the 1886-1894 U. S. Postal Guide as a post office in Linn County, but location not found.
Bach Grove Wright A post office (1858-81) in the southern part of Troy Township near the Boone River.
Baden Keokuk A town laid out in 1850 in the southeast corner of section 36, German Township. Post office, 1862-72.
Badger Hill Tama A village established in about 1870 in the southern part of section 3, Spring Creek Township, about one mile northwest of the present town of Gladbrook.  Post office, 1867-80.
Badger Lake Monona A hamlet on the west side of the lake of the same name, Lossing (which see below) being the name of the post office.
Bailey's Ford Delaware In central part of Milo Township. Post office, 1855-59.
Bailey's Grove Hancock A post office in section 6, Twin Lakes Township, in 1879, and later known as Bailey until 1885.
Baker Jefferson In the east part of Black Hawk Township. Post office, 1861-1901.
Balaka Clarke Listed in the Iowa State Gazateer of 1865 as a post office in Clarke County, but not found on maps of that period.
Ballard Audubon Post Office. In southeast part of Oakfield Township, as shown on Parker's map, 1850.
Balluff Scott A post office (1884-90) at a point which is now within the northern limits of the city of Davenport.
Bally Claugh Grove Dubuque Pioneer name of the present hamlet of Bally Claugh in section 15, Table Mound Township. The post office was established in 1843.
Baltimore Henry A small hamlet and a post office in section 18, Baltimore Township, on the north side of Skunk River, as shown on maps of 1857.
Bangall Henry Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide of 1889 as a post office in Henry County, but not found on maps of that period.
Banner Warren A post office (1874-75) near the center of section 7, Virginia Township.
Banner Valley Linn A post office from 1856 to 1866 near where the present town of Ely is located.
Barclay Black Hawk In northern part of section 13, Barclay Township. Laid out in 1851 and became prosperous, but dwindled when the Illinois Central built three miles to the south. Post office, 1855-89.
Barkersville Marion The original name of the present village of Attica. Barkersville was the name of the post office from 1849 to 1853.
Barrwood Scott The name of a post office (1881-83) at the same location as was the Walnut Grove post office, which see below.
Barryvllle Delaware In southeastern part of Prairie Township. Post office, 1857-97.
Bartlettville Clarke In section 19, Franklin Township. Post office, 1853-59.
Bath Cerro Gordo Near the center of Bath Township. Post office, 1867-69.
Baum Cherokee In section 33, Sheridan Township. Post office, 1897.
Baxter Jasper The post office of Baxter was in existence from as early as 1873 and was located about one mile southwest of the present town of Baxter. On the establishment of the latter in 1883 the post office was removed to the new town.
Baxter Keokuk A coal mining town in the south central part of Section 4, Washington Township, during the 1880's.
Bay Delaware In southern part of Delhi Township. Post office, 1862-68.
Bear Creek Poweshiek A post office (1849-65) near the east edge of Bear Creek Township on the south side of Bear Creek, about one mile northeast of the present town of Brooklyn,
Bear Creek Wapello A station on the C M & St P Railway about four miles west of Ottumwa. It had a post office by the same name from 1909 to 1914.
Bear Grove Guthrie A hamlet in the northeastern part of section 24, Bear Grove Township. Post office, 1854-1910.
Beaver City Chickasaw A post office, 1859-61, first located on Section 4, Dayton Township, three miles west of the northwest corner of the present city of New Hampton.
Beaver Grove Butler In the southwestern part of Beaver Township. Post office, 1855-57.
Beebeetown Harrison A hamlet In section 26, LaGrange Township, Post office, 1879-1903.
Beelar's Grove Floyd Near where the present town of Marble Rock now stands. Post office, 1857-59.
Beetrace Appanoose Near center of section 32, Washington Township. Post office, 1859-85.
Belfast Henry In the southwestern part of Trenton Township, south of the Skunk River, as shown on maps of 1857.
Belgrove Butler In the northeastern part of Bennezette Township. Post office, 1869.
Belinda Lucas A hamlet and post office in the western part of Pleasant Township from 1858 to 1908. A few scattered residences still remain.
Bell Air Johnson In the northwestern part of section 35, Sharon Township. Post office, 1857-77.
Bell Fountain Mahaska A village in the southern part of section 19, Scott Township, on the southwest side of the Des Moines River, not far east of the present town of Tracey, Marion County. Post office, 1848-76.
Bell, or Belltown Crawford A former station and hamlet on the C, M. & St. P. Ry. in section 34, Paradise Township.
Bellair Appanoose In the northern part of the southwest section of Bellair Township, section 18, Township 08 north, range 18 west. It Was platted in 1854. The building of the railroad town of Numa about a mile to the south in 1871 transferred the business to that place.
Belle Point Boone In the north central part of Douglas Township. Post office, 1850-57.
Bellemont Warren The name of the post office from 1870 to 1871 at what later was called Schonberg, which see below.
Belleville Jefferson A former railroad station in tiie northern part of Polk Township, about two miles west of Packard. Post office, 1883-90.
Belleville Webster A post office in the southeastern part of Webster County in 1859 to 1861 at the forks of the Boone and Des Moines rivers.
Bell's Lake Sioux The pioneer name of the present village of Middleburg.
Bell's Ridge Madison A post office from 1851 to 1854 in the northwestern part of section 1, South Township.
Belmont Center Warren See Schonberg below.
Belvidere Monona A village in section 14, Belvidere Township. Laid out in 1857 and active for a few years. It contested unsuccessfully for the county seat in 1861. Post office, 1857-87.
Ben Lomond Pocahontas A post office (1876-78) in the central part of Garfield Township.
Benan Carroll In the northeast corner of section 3, Glidden Township. Post office, 1893-1900.
Benbow Lee A station on the old Chicago, Fort Madison & Des Moines (now the C B & Q) Railroad in section 7, Washington Township.
Bennettville Dubuque In section 9, Washington Township. Post office, 1893-97.
Bennington Marion Platted as a town in 1848 on the north side of the Des Moines River about one and one-half miles west of the present railroad station of Percy.
Benson Grove Winnebago A village and post office (1866-84) about one mile to the east of the present railroad station of Leland.
Benson Grove Station Winnebago See Lelandsburgh below.
Benton Benton Former name of the present town of Garrison.
Benton Mills A post office from 1863 to 1881 on the north line of the west section 25, Anderson Township.
Benton Center Benton Near the southeast corner of Big Grove Township. Post office, 1869.
Benton City Benton In the southwestern part of section 20, Benton Township, just south of the Cedar River, The plat was filed in 1850. The B. C. R. & N., built in 1869, missed it, after which it declined. Post office, 1854-59.
Bentonville Wayne A village and station on the C B & Q RR about five miles northwest of Corydon. Post office, 1887-95. Formerly called Peoria, which see below.
Berea Adair In section 18, Eureka Township, Post office, 1897-1903.
Berkeley Benton In Florence Township, about one mile east of the present town of Norway, as shown on maps of 1863.
Berlin Hardin A busy village in its day on the line between sections 22 and 23, Jackson Township. Post office, 1863-78.
Berlin Scott The name of the post office at the town of Parkhurst, which see below, from 1839 to 1845.
Bernina Mahaska In the northeastern part of Black Oak Township. Post office, 1892-1902.
Berry Henry In the northwestern part of Baltimore Township. Post office, 1897-1900.
Bethel Fayette In section 4, Bethel Township. Post office, 1859-77.
Bethel Washington A post office (1897-1904) on the east side of section 24, Highland Township,
Bethel City Marion A post office in the southern part of Clay Township about two miles west of the present town of Tracy. The name was Bethel City from 1875 to 1883, and was Bethel until it was discontinued in 1884.
Bethlehem Mills The name first given to the village of East Plattsmouth, which see below,
Bethlehem Wayne A town platted in 1853 in the southeast corner of section 24, Union Township, Prosperous in its day. Post office, 1852-1902.
Beulah Benton (Late Potato Hill), in northwestern part of Canton Township. Post office, 1857.
Biddick Montgomery A post office from 1893 to 1902 in the southern part of Pilot Grove Township.
Big Grove Mahaska The name of a post office near or at the location where now stands the town of Fremont, in 1848. The post office of Big Grove was changed to Fremont in January, 1849.
Big Grove Pottawattamie The early name of the hamlet that later became the town of Oakland. Big Grove was the name of the post office from 1856 to 1881.
Big Mound Lee A hamlet at the common corner of sections 19, 20, 29 and 30, Cedar Township. Post office, 1852-1903.
Big Spring Wayne A post office (1875-1901) in section 17, Jefferson Township.
Big Springs Louisa A post office from 1863 to 1869 in the northwest croner of Oakland Township on the Iowa River.
Big Woods Jones Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1847 as a post office in Jones County, and mnetioned in the History of Jama County, by R. M. Corbit, but not found on maps of that period. Thought to have been in Castle Grove Township.
Bigler's Grove Harrison Listed as a post office in 1869, and shown on maps in the eastern part of Magnolia Township.
Binns Page A post office from 1875 to 1878 in the northern part of Fremont Township.
Bismarck Clayton A town in section 6, Farmersburg Township. Platted in 1875. Post office, 1873-1900.
Bismark Union Laid out as a town in 1876 in section 36, Pleasant Township, on Grand River, but never built up.
Black Hawk Davis A post office from 1895 to 1901 in the southern side of section 29, Marion Township.
Black Hawk Louisa The first name of Toolsboro, which see below. Black Hawk was a post office from 1837 to 1841, The government surveyors of 1838 report in their notes of finding this village and that it had six or eight houses.
Black Hawk City Van Buren A village laid out in 1848 in the southwest corner of section 7, Village Township, south of the Des Moines River and opposite Iowaville. It became extinct about 1861.
Black Walnut Palo Alto A post office from 1868 to 1871 and from 1879 to 1881 in the southern part of Walnut Township, near the West Fork of Des Moines River.
Blackmore Ringgold A post office (1880-05) in section 8, Monroe Township.
Bladensburg Wapello A village laid out in 1853 in the southeastern part of section 9 and the northeastern part of section 16, Pleasant Township. Post office, 1855-1906.
Blaine Buena Vista In section 26, Maple Valley Township. Post office, 1877-1900.
Blair Pottawattamie A post office in the early 1860's in the southeastern part of Washington Township on Silver Creek.
Blair City Cherokee About one mile northeast of the business section of the present city of Cherokee. Platted in 1869 in expectation of the Illinois Central depot being located there.
Blairgowrie Palo Alto The name first given, and for a short time only, to the present village of Osgood.
Blakeville Black Hawk In the northeast corner of section 26, Bennington Township. Post office, 1856-97.
Blessing Black Hawk In section 35, Lincoln Township. Post office, 1897-1900.
Bliedorn Clinton In the southeast corner of section 14, Grant Township. Post office, 1900-03.
Bloomfield Jones Shown on maps of the early 1840's as a town laid out in the western part of Jones County on the north bank of the Wapsipinicon River.
Bloomfield Monona The name given the village of Ashton (which see above) when it was first established, but which it retained but a short time.
Blooming Prairie Pocahontas A post office from 1878 to 1882 in section 25, Garfield Township.
Bloomingdale Madison A post office in 1857 and 1858 in section 35, Jefferson Township.
Bloomington Muscatine A former name of the present city of Muscatine. It was platted in 1836 as Newburg, but within a year the name was changed to Bloomington, which it remained until 1849 when it became Muscatine. Bloomington was the name of the post office from 1839 to 1849.
Bloomington Polk A post office (1856-64) near the southwest corner of Elkhart Township.
Bloomington Ringgold A post office from 1875 to 1880 and again from 1888 to 1890 in the northeastern part of section 10, Riley Township.
Bloomington Story A town laid out in 1857 in the central part of section 25, Franklin Township, about two miles north and one east of the business section of the present city of Ames, The first term of the District Court was held there. Its post office (1858-67) was called Camden.
Blue Cut Jones The name first given the present village and railroad station of Amber. The post office was Blue Cut from 1878 to 1878.
Blue Point Jefferson A post office near the northwest corner of Black Hawk Township, as appears on the maps of 1855, 1850 and 1857.
Blue Point Poweshiek A post office (1860-72) in the northern part of section 26, Washington Township.
Bluff Creek Mahaska A post office in the southeastern part of Jefferson Township from 1854, with a few intermissions, until 1866.
Bluff Creek Monroe A post office in the northern part of Bluff Creek Township from 1859 to 1863, and again from 1886 to 1907.
Bluff Dale Des Moines The original name of the post office (1847-53) at the present village of Kingston.
Bluff Point Monona Former name of the present town of Turin.
Boardman Story A railway station on the Northwestern, and a post office from 1878 to 1883 in the southern part of Lafayette Township, about two miles north of Gilbert.
Bois d'Arc Grundy In the southeastern part of Grant Township, as shown on maps from 1863 to 1887.
Boltonville Iowa A post office (1871-73) in the southwest corner of section 26, Iowa Township.
Boomer Grove Pottawattamie A post office from 1863 to 1864 in the central part of Boomer Township.
Boone Dallas According to the maps this post office, which existed under that name from 1853 to 1869, occupied locations in different parts of Boone Township, but finally came to the site of the present village of Booneville.
Boone Springs Clinton In section 5, Deep Creek Township. Post office, 1850-71.
Boone Station Boone First name of the post office at Montana. Post office, 1868-67.
Booneboro Boone The county seat of Boone County. It was located in the northwest quarter of section 29, township 84, range 20, in 1851 and the town laid out. It was a post office from 1853 to 1901. It was included in and became a part of the incorporated city of Boone in 1892.
Booneville Boone In northern part of Section 33, Des Moines Township, just south of the corporate limits of the present city of Boone. A post office was established there in 1859, but on the county seat being established at Booneboro it was removed to the latter place.
Border Plains Webster Platted in 1857 in the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter, and the southwest quarter of section 30, Washington Township. It was a town of importance. Many soldiers of the Union Army were sworn in there. It became extinct after the Civil War.
Borneo Ringgold See Delphi below.
Botany Shelby A post office (1851-71) in the northwestern part of Jackson Township, about six miles east and a little south of Harlan.
Botna Pottawattamie The name of the present town of Avoca in the beginning, 1868 to 1869.
Bottom Monona A post office from 1866 to 1868 in Sherman Township.
Boulder Linn A post office from 1863 to 1865 in the southwestern part of Boulder Township near Buffalo Creek.
Bovina Tama A post office (1868-73) in the northern part of Buckingham Township.
Bowen's Prairie Jones A village in the southwestern part of section 6, Richland Township. Platted in 1853. Post office, 1849-1902.
Box Accord Johnson The name of the post office from 1859 to 1897 at the village of South Liberty, which see below.
Boxelder Mills A post office (1890-1901) in the northwestern part of Anderson Township.
Boyd Chickasaw A prosperous village with railroad station and post office, in southern part of New Hampton Township, started in the early 1880's and abandoned about 1920.
Boyer Pottawattamie Listed as a post office in Pottawattamie County in 1855, and believed to have been in Crescent Township.
Boyer River Crawford The pioneer name of the present town of Deloit.
Boyer Station Van Buren A former station on the C B & Q Railroad about two miles west of Farmington. There was also a post office of the same name there from 1876 for a few years, when it was changed to Boyer, and discontinued in 1884.
Boylan's Grove Butler On the south line of section 14 and the north line of section 23 of Pittsford Township, The post office existed from 1859 to 1875 when it was removed to West Point, nearly two miles east and called Bristow. See West Point below.
Boyleston Henry In the northwestern part of section 25, Jackson Township, on the Skunk River, and later, three fourths of a mile south of that in the northwestern part of section 36. Post office, 1869-93.
Bozaris Ringgold A post office (1873-75) in the eastern part of section 19, Benton Township.
Bracewell Decatur In southern part of Woodland Township.  Post office, 1893-1903.
Bradford Chickasaw In the south part of section 9 and the north part of section 10, Bradford Township, two miles northeast of the present town of Nashua. It was the first county seat of Chickasaw County, holding it from 1854 to 1857. The home of the Little Brown Church, Post office, 1853-94.
Brandy Brook Linn A place in the northern part of Monroe Township, as shown on maps of 1868 and 1869.
Breckenridge Bremer The name of the post office at Jefferson City. It was established in 1857, and in 1863 its name was changed to Denver.
Bremen Monroe The former name of the present town of Lovilia. Its post office was Bremen from 1855 to 1857.
Bremer Bremer In section 9, Dayton Township. Post office, 1858-61.
Bremer Center Bremer Platted in 1857. A small business place existed for a few years. The post office was named Leroy, which see below.
Brick House Cedar Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1867 as a post office in Cedar County, but not found on maps of that period.
Bridgeport Boone Shown on Parker's map of 1850 in the northwest corner of Grant Township.
Bridgeport Jackson A village in the eastern part of section 17, Maquoketa Township, Post office, 1851-73.
Bridgeport Monroe A village near the center of section 1, Pleasant Township, about one mile southwest of the present town of Eddyville, Wapello County, as shown on maps from 1868 to 1881.
Bridgeport Wayne A former station On the C B & Q RR about four miles west of Promise City.
Bridgewater Clay In the southeastern part of Lake Township, as shown on maps from 1873 to 1887.
Briscoe Adams In northern part of section 3, Lincoln Township. Post office, 1881-1903..
Bristol Pottawattamie A place shown on maps of the late 1850's about two miles north of Big Grove, which see above, on the east side of West Nishna-botna River, near what was later Parma, which see below.
Bristol Worth A town platted in 1857 in the southern part of section 3 and the northern part of section 8, Bristol Township. It was the first county seat, 1858 to 1863. Post office, 1857 to 1902.
Broadway Delaware In southeastern part of Hazel Green Township. Post office, 1900.
Broadway Linn A post office from 1886 to 1902 In section 1, Boulder Township, the extreme northeast corner of the county.
Brock Mahaska A post office (1860-65) in the northwestern part of Jefferson Township.
Broken Kettle Plymouth A post office from 1871 to 1876 in the northwestern part of Hancock Township near the mouth of Broken Kettle Creek,
Bromley Marshall A former hamlet and Iowa Central Railway station in section 1, Minerva Township. Post office, 1882-1904.
Brookdale Plymouth Platted in about 1890 in section 31, Ferry Township, as an addition to Sioux City.
Brookfield Clinton Slightly north of the central part of Bloomfield Township. Post office, 1861-73. On the coming of the railroad the name of the village and post office was changed to Delmar.
Brooklin Polk Platted as a town in January, 1846, and "situated on the north bank of the Des Moines River and 112 chains east from the mouth of the Raccoon River at Fort Des Moines." It contended against Fort Des Moines for the county seat in 1846.
Brooklyn Benton On both sides of the line between Benton and Black Hawk counties. Surveyed in 1850 and plat filed in 1857. Not shown on maps. Seems not to have materialized.
Brooklyn Black Hawk On the Black Hawk-Benton county line in Spring Creek Township. Surveyed in 1860, but not built up.
Brooklyn Calhoun In sections 27 and 34, Lake Creek Township. Location selected by commissioners in 1855 for the first county seat, and the town staked off. The people by vote rejected the location, and no town was built, but the place got on the maps of that date.
Brooklyn Madison A town in the southwest quarter of section 14, Walnut Township, laid out in 1855, and prosperous in the late 1850's, Post office, 1857-60.
Brookville Adams The former name of the present town of Brooks.
Brookville Clayton In the northeast corner of Mendon Township, as appears on maps from 1855 to 1862.
Brookvllle Jefferson A village in the central part of Section 11, Locust Grove Township. Post office, 1850-1902.
Brough Dallas In section 9, Lincoln Township. Post office, 1873-97.
Brown Linn The name of the post office at what is now the present town of Springville from 1842 until the office was removed to New Lindon, which see below.
Browning Carroll In section 12, Sheridan Township. Post office, 1871-89.
Brown's Mills Davis A post office in section 10, Soap Creek Township, from 1869 to 1871.
Browns Settlement Woodbury A place in the northeastern part of Lake Port Township, as shown by maps of the 1850's and early 1860's.
Brownsville Poweshiek A village in the southwestern part of section 35, Jackson Township, five miles south and one and one-half west of Montezuma, and just north of the Mahaska County line. The name of its post office (1864-95) was Sherman.
Bruce Wright A post office from 1883 to 1893 and from 1897 to 1901 in section 15, Norway Township.
Bruner Tama A post office (1850-58) and hamlet a short distance southwest of Monticello, which see below.
Brush Creek Fayette The name of the present town of Arlington from the time it was laid out in 1856 until about 1890, when it was changed to its present name. The name of the post office followed the name of the town.
Brushy Taylor A post office (1858-61) in the northeast quarter of section 24, Mason Township.
Brushy Valley Guthrie In the western part of Orange Township, Post office, 1863-67.
Bryson Wapello A post office in 1872 at a location on or near that of the present railway station of Cliffland.
Buchanan Buchanan In southeast quarter of section 24, Buffalo Township. A village on Buffalo Creek, platted in 1857. Its post office was named Buffalo Grove.
Buchanan Taylor A town in the central part of section 8, Polk Township. It was a thriving town in the 1860's and 1870's.
Buchanan Webster Platted as a town in 1856 slightly west of where now stands the village of Burnside. It aspired to be the county seat, but when that went to Fort Dodge in 1859, it declined. Soon the name was changed to Hesperian, which see below, and later to Burnside.
Buck Creek Bremer A post office that had at least two locations in Dayton Township, section 25, and later section 15. Its existence was from 1863 to 1903.
Buck Horn Mahaska A post office (1865-76) in the central part of Adams Township.
Buckeye Benton In Iowa Township, about three miles east of Belle Plaine. Post office, 1862-67.
Buckingham Tama A pioneer town of some importance from about 1856 to 1874 in the southeastern part of section 33, Buckingham Township, and the northeastern part of section 4, Perry Township, or two miles northwest of the present town of Traer. After the abandonment of the town a post office of the same name ran a few years in section 22, Buckingham Township, and later yet the present railroad station and village of Buckingham was established in section 14.
Buckland Allamakee In southern part of section 10, Linton Township, Town laid out in 1858. Plat vacated in 1881, Post office, 1878-92.
Bucyrus Lucas A post office from 1871 to 1880 in the southern part of English Township.
Bucyrus Mahaska A place in the central part of Adams Township, as shown on maps of the 1880's.
Buda Pocahontas A post office from 1873 to 1875 in the northern part of Lizard Township.
Buena Vista Clinton In the eastern part, of the southern section 8, Olive Township. Post office, 1849-1911.
Buena Vista Harrison The town of Whiteboro (which see below) was platted under this name, but name soon changed.
Buenavista Jefferson Laid out as a town in 1851 in section 13, Buchanan Township, but apparently never built up.
Buffalo Madison A hamlet on the southeast side of Middle River about one and one-half miles south of Winterset, Its mill was its main enterprise. It flourished from the 1850's to the 1880's.
Buffalo Fork Kussuth A post office from 1863 to 1899, located first in section 20, Plum Township, and later in Portland Township, section 10, and later in section 13.
Buffalo Grove Buchanan The post office (1855-85) for the village of Buchanan.
Bullock Grove Pottawattamie A settlement on the north half of the northeast quarter of the east section 25 and the South half of the southeast quarter of the east section 24, Lewis Township, found there when the original survey was made in 1852.
Buncombe Dubuque A village on the north line of section 14, Washington Township. Post office, 1853-97.
Bunker Hill Allamakee In southern part of section 24, Linton Township. In 1860 that section was set over into Fairview Township. Post office, 1853-55, when the name was changed to Ion.
Burgess Clinton Name of the post office (1855-85) at the village of Smithstown, which see.
Burke Benton In section 11, Harrison Township. Post office, 1853-89.
Burkhart's Point Des Moines The first post office established in Franklin Township, in 1836.
Burns Calhoun Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide as a post office in Calhoun County in 1897, but not found on the maps.
Burona Emmet In the northwestern part of Jack Creek Township. Post office, 1897-1903.
Burr Oak Mitchell A name applied to the village of Leo in the later years of its existence. See Leo below.
Burr Oak Grove Woodbury A place in section 12, Union Township near the Little Sioux River, as shown on maps of 1868 to 1881.
Burr Oak Springs Winneshiek A post office (1858-64) in the northeastern part of Sumner Township, or the northwestern part of Calmar Township.
Burrell Decatur In northwestern part of Burrell Township. Post office, 1893-1900.
Burrington Delaware The original name of the present city of Manchester, and the one which it carried from when the town was laid out in 1854 until 1857.
Burris Louisa The name of the post office (1858-59) at Burris City, which see below.
Burris City Louisa A town on the Mississippi River at the mouth of the Iowa, immediately north of the confluence. It was platted in 1855, and had a boom because of the anticipated building of the Air Line Railroad. Its population was 600 or 700, had over 5,000 lots in the plat and was doing a big business when the flood of 1858 came and destroyed it,
Burton Wapello A station on the Wabash Railway in the western part of Keokuk Township, about eight miles south of Ottumwa, as shown on maps of 1878 and 1880.
Bush Jasper Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1859 as a post office in Jasper County, and thought to have been in the vicinity of the present railroad station of Metz.
Business Corners Van Buren A village on the north side of section 24, Village Township, established in 1846. Post office, 1849-64.
Busti Howard A post office in the central part of Afton Township, as shown on maps of the early 1860's, but in the later years of that decade and a few years later It is shown as a hamlet on the west line of section 31, Howard Township, about one mile north of the location of the present town of Elma.
Butchanan Fremont Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Fremont County from 1859 to 1861, but not found on the maps of that period.
Butler Center Butler In the northern part of section 18, Jefferson Township. Platted in 1859, it became a town of importance and was the county seat from 1860 to 1881. Post office, 1857-1900.
Butler Hill Emmet In the western part of High Lake Township. Post office, 1861.
Butler Rapids Butler In the northern part of section 9, Beaver Township, on the West Fork of Cedar River. Platted in 1858. Had a busy but brief existence.
Butlerville Tama A town in the northeast corner of section 17, Indian Village Township, on the south side of the Iowa River, about two miles northwest of the present town of Montour. Post office, 1886-1901 It was previously called Indian Town.
Buxton Monroe A coal mining town in section 4, Bluff Creek Township. At one time, about 1910, it had somewhere near 6,000 inhabitants, 5,500 being Negroes. The town was never incorporated.
Byron Humboldt In the southeastern part of Avery Township.  Post office, 1871-77.

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Name County Location
Cadda Scott The name of the post office (1888-1895) at Carlson, which see below.
Calanan Hamilton In the northeastern part of Ellsworth Township, as shown on maps of 1880.
Caldwell City Appanoose In the eastern part of section 32, Caldwell Township, A post office was established in 1857 and the town was laid out in 1873. In 1879 the name of the town and post office was changed to Exline.
Caledonia Dubuque In section 9, Vernon Township, as shown on maps of 1857.
Caledonia Ringgold A small village laid out in 1855 in the western part of section 11, Lot's Creek Township. Post office, 1856-1908. It still has a store, church and school.
Calhoun Appanoose A post office listed In U. S. Official Reegister, 1855-57, but not found on maps of that period.
Calhoun Calhoun In section 22, Union Township. Given on maps from 1880 to 1887. Post office, 1881.
Calhoun Harrison A town platted in 1853 in the southern part of section 19, Calhoun Township, near the west bank of Willow River. Prosperous in the late 1860's. Post office, 1855-1900.
Calhoun Center Calhoun In Section 19, Center Township. It was a village that aspired to be the county seat and appears on the maps in 1880.
Calliope Sioux A town laid out in 1860 on the Big Sioux River and less than one mile north of the business section of the present town of Hawarden. A portion of it is now included within the corporate limits of Hawarden and is still often referred to as Calliope. Calliope was the county Seat from I860 until 1872 when it was changed to Orange City.  Post office, 1862 to 1863, and again from 1869 to 1911.
Caloma Marion A hamlet in the southeast corner of section 19, Franklin Township, Post office, 1858-1907.
Calvin Black Hawk In northwestern part of section 22, Orange Township. Post office, 1897.
Camackville Lee A post office in the southwestern part of section 12, Cedar Township, from 1869 to 1875 when it was changed to White Lane, but was discontinued in 1870.
Camargo Lee The name of the post office of Vincennes from 1852 to 1858 at the village and railway station of Sand Prairie.
Cambria Wayne A former village and station on the C B & Q RR about seven miles northwest of Corydon.
Cambridge Clinton In section 5, Spring Rock Township, as shown on maps of 1856.
Camden Appanoose A post office listed in U. S. Postal Guide of 1881, but not found on maps of that period.
Camden Story See Bloominglon above.
Cameron Cedar A village platted in 1869, but now constituting a part of the eastern portion of the town of West Branch,
Camp Polk A post office in section 10 from 1882 to 1887 in Camp Township.
Campton Delaware In section 19, Richland Township. Post office, 1857-1900.
Cana Buchanan In southeastern part of Cono Township. Post office, 1861-63.
Canaan Adams In section 7, Jasper Township. Post office, 1857-60. Name changed to Simpson in 1860.
Canfield Black Hawk In section 21, Barclay Township. Post office, 1889-93.
Cannonburg Louisa Laid out as a town in the northern part of section 28, Kim Grove Township, but never grew to be more than a small hamlet.
Canoe Winneshiek A post office (1857-1905, including two intermissions) in section 26, Canoe Township, on Canoe Creek.
Capoli Allamakee Two miles southeast of Lansing on the Mississippi. Post office, 1853-67.
Carbon Webster The former name of the present Illinois Central Railroad station of Gypsum.  Carbon was a post office from 1870 to 1872.
Carbon Hill Davis The name of the post office at the railway station of Carbon in 1879.
Carbonado Mahaska A Coal mining village some three miles northeast of Oskaloosa, It had a post office from 1890 to 1897.
Carbondale Adair In the southwestern part of section 33, Summit Township. Plat of the town filed in 1892.
Carbondale Polk A former coal mining town in the western part of Four Mile Township along Four Mile Creek. Carbondale was the name of its post office from 1899 to 1901.
Cardiff Mitchell A post office (1855-1904) at the village of Leo, which see below.
Carlisle Cedar In section 20, Springfield Township. A village laid Out about 1853. Its post office was named Rosette, which see below.
Carlson Scott The name of a former railway station and hamlet one and one-half miles west of the present station of Noels in Winfield Township.
Carney Floyd In section 24, Ulster Township. Post office, 1900.
Carr Jasper The post office from 1851 to 1855 at what later became Vandalia, which see below.
Carroll Tama A place in section 2, Carroll Township, as shown on maps of 1881.
Carroll City Carroll , The name applied to the present city of Carroll from the time of its establishment in 1867 to about 1875.
Carrollport Jackson The name first given (1837) to the present town of Sabula.
Carrollton Carroll In the southeast part of section 36, Pleasant Valley Township, and the northeast part of section 1, Newton Township. It was the first county seat of Carroll County from the county's establishment in 1856 until 1867, and was a town of importance in those days. Post office, 1859-1903.
Carr's Point Montgomery A post office from 1865 to 1870 in section 4, West Township, on Walnut Creek.
Carson Adams A platted village in section 12, Douglas Township, as shown on maps of 1875.
Carson's Point Boone In section 9, Pilot Mound Township. Post office, 1859-63.
Carter Iowa A post office (1881-85) In the southwestern part of Filmore Township, some three miles northeast of the present town of North English.
Cartersville Pottawattamie A village of about 200 people found by the surveyors who ran the original lines in 1851. It was about three miles east of Kanesville, which see below, and just east of Mosquito Creek, and was shown on maps as late as 1869.
Carthage Johnson In the eastern part of Scott Township. Post office, 1853-65.
Carvers Allamakee Shown in northwestern part of Union City Township on maps of 1855-57.
Cary Palo Alto A place in the western part of Highland Township, as shown on maps of 1878.
Casady Webster A post office (1883-90) in the southeastern part of Dayton Township. It is shown on maps as Casady's Corner.
Cash Center Cass In the northeastern part of section 13, Bear Grove Township. Post office, 1875.
Cass Clayton Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Clayton Comity from 1857 to 1859, but not found on maps of that period.
Cass Center Jones A post office from 1862 to 1865 in section 22, Cass Township.
Cassaday's Corners Boone In northern part of section 4, Pilot Mound Township. Post office, 1865-81.
Castana Monona A hamlet, now spoken of as Old Castana, existing from 1865 to about 1885, located about one mile west of the present town of Castana.
Castle Grove Jones A post office from 1861 to 1903, although not continuous, in Castle Grove Township. In its early period it was in the central part of the township, and later in the southern part of section 8.
Castleville Buchanan On north line of section 36, and later on west line of section 34, Buffalo Township. Post office, 1863-97.
Catteese Louisa The name of the hamlet later called Fort Allen, which see below.
Cecilia Howard In the southern part of Afton Township, Post office, 1881-85.
Cedar Cedar In the northwestern part of Massilon Township. Post office, 1855-63.
Cedar Linn A place shown on various maps from 1855 to 1862 at or near the present village of Waubeek.
Cedar City Black Hawk In south half of section 6, Township 89, range 13, northeast of the Cedar River. It was platted in 1850 and was a town of some importance, having a population of about 200, but on the coming of the railroad to Cedar Falls it gave way to that city.
Cedar Creek Greene In central part of Cedar Township. Post office, 1869-81.
Cedar Crossroads Marshall A post office from 1866 to 1868 in section 3, Washington Township.
Cedar Forks Sac Listed as a post office in Sac County from 1857 to 1858, Its location not found, but supposed to have been in Cedar Township.
Cedar Grove Lucas A post office from 1854 to 1868 in the central part of Cedar Township.
Cedar Mines Monroe A coal mining town about three miles west of Albia, A busy place for a few years. Post office, 1872-98.
Cedar River Cedar In the northeastern part of section 33, Cass Township, on the west side of the Cedar River. Post office from 1841 to 1849 when the name was changed to Gower's Ferry, which see below.
Cedar Town Muscatine Laid out as a towm in the southeast quarter of section 34 and the southwest quarter of 35, Goshen Township, on the west bank of the Cedar River, as found at the time of the original survey in 1837.
Cedar Valley Black Hawk In section 33, Cedar Township, about three miles below Washburn. Post office, 1856-81.
Cedar Valley Cedar In the northwest corner of section 19, Gower Township, near the west bank of the Cedar River. A village formerly the location of extensive stone quarries. Post office, 1893 and still running.
Cedarville Pocahontas The name first given to the post office at Fonda and which it carried from 1871 to 1873.
Cedarville Washington A post office from 1860 to 1864, and later from 1866 to 1868 at or near where later was the town of Lexington, which see below.
Center Grove Muscatine A post office in the 1850's in the eastern part of Wilton Township.
Center Hill Washington listed as a post office in Washington County in 1851; and 1852, but the location not found.
Center Valley Allamakee In southern part of Waterloo Township. Post office, 1857.
Centerville Boone In the southeast corner of section 12, Yell Township, on the west bank of the Des Moines River. Laid out in 1855. It was prosperous, but only for a few years.
Centerville Des Moines In eastern part of Danville Township, as shown on maps of 1857.
Centerville Jackson A hamlet in the southeastern part of section 10, Prairie Springs Township, as shown on maps of 1875.
Centre Page A post office (1853-81) in the southern part of Buchanan Township.
Centre Town Dubuque In the northern part of Vernon Township. Post office, 1849-53.
Ceres Clayton A hamlet in the southern part of Garnavillo Township. Post office, 1863-93.
Cerro Gordo Mills A post office (1853-63) on the Missouri River in Saint Mary Township a short distance below the mouth of Mosquito Creek.
Cessford Cedar In section 22, Fairfield Township. Post office, 1867-69.
Chaldea Appanoose The pioneer name of Centerville. Platted in I846. The post office was Chaldea from 1846 to 1847 when the name of the post office and town was changed to Centerville.
Chandler Keokuk A post office from 1858 to 1880 near the northeast corner of section 23, Liberty Township.
Chandler Mahaska A place in section 24, Madison Township, as shown on maps of 1868 and 1869.
Channingsville Dubuque In the southwestern part of Center Township Post office, 1851-59.
Chantry Allamakee In the northeastern part of section 12, Lafayette Township. Platted in 1857. Was an embryo town site on the Mississippi.
Chapin Franklin A village platted in 1858 in sections 30, Richland, and 31, Clinton townships. It was abandoned in the early 1870's on the building of the railroad two miles to the east and the laying out of the present village of Chapin.
Charleston Jackson The name of the present town of Sabula from 1837 for a few years. That was the designation of the post office from 1837 to 1846.
Charlottsville Madison A post office from 1858 to 1881 in section 24, Jackson Township.
Chase Johnson In the southwest corner of section 33, Madison Township. Post office, 1868-1902.
Chatham Buchanan The post office (1851-81) for the town of Littleton, which see below.
Chattanooga Dallas In the south central part of Adams Township. Post office, 1857-67.
Chequest Davis A post office in Lick Creek Township from 1851 to 1871. It seems to have moved from farm house to farm house for several years and then located at the hamlet of Dunnville, sometimes called Noseville, but platted in I851 as Pleasant View, on the north side of section 32, Lick Creek Township. There was another Chequest at a later date, which see below.
Chequest Davis The name of the post office from 1886 to 1905 at the hamlet in section 4, Union Township, previously known as Gandytown, also Noblesvillc, and later Halltown, The post office had just previously been called Hall, which see below. There was another Chequest at an earlier date, which see above.
Cherokee Cherokee The old town of Cherokee in sections 22 and 23, Cherokee Township, about two miles northeast of the business section of the present city of Cherokee. Platted in 1857, The post office was established in 1861 and a block house for protection against the Indians was erected in 1862.
Cherokee Center Cherokee In east part of section 28, Cherokee Township, in the western part of what is now the city of Cherokee. Platted in 1850. It became a town on paper only.
Cherry Mahaska A post office (1857-62) in the northern part of Cedar Township.
Cherry Wood Clinton In the southern part of section 6, Center Township, Post office, 1853-55.
Chester Center Poweshiek A post office (1877-1903) in the southern part of section 10, Chester Township. There is still a store there.
Chesterfield Polk A village that became a part of the town of Gilbert, which see below. Chesterfield had a post office by the same name from 1883 to 1903.
Chicago Dallas Near the southeast corner of Washington Township, as shown on maps of 1862-1878.
Chickasaw Chickasaw In section 21, Chickasaw Township. Platted in 1854 and an important town for several years. Post office, 1855-1903,
Chickasaw Center Chickasaw The original name of the present city of New Hampton.
Chickasaw Station Chickasaw The original name of the present town of Ionia.
Chisholm Monroe A coal mining town in the southern part of Pleasant Township. Post office, 1883-1909.
Christianburg Wapello A hamlet in the northern part of section 27, Polk Township. Post office, 1859-72.
Churchville Scott A post office in the early 1860's in the eastern part of Hickory Grove Township.
Cincinnati Harrison A village platted in 1857, in section 22, Cincinnati Township, on the banks of the Missouri River, and about one mile south of the present village of California Junction.
Circleville Polk A place in section 34, Allen Township, some two miles southeast of the old town of Avon, as shown on maps from 1855 to 1868.
Civil Bend Fremont A settlement made in 1850 in the western part of Benton Township, near the present village of Percival, on the Missouri River bottoms.
Civil Point Audubon In section 23, Audubon Township. Post office, 1879-81.
Clanton Madison A post office from 1859 to 1894 located in various farm houses in Monroe Township, in 1875 being on the north line of section 1.
Clarendon Ida Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide of 1885 as a post office in Ida County, but not found on the maps of that period,
Clark Clay The first name given to the present town of Everly, Platted as Clark in 1884 and listed as Clark in the U. S. Postal Guide from 1885 to 1897.
Clark's Ferry Scott A post office (1838-39) at or near the present town of Buffalo.
Clark's Point Monroe Another name for Clarksville, which see below.
Clarkstown Jackson The former name of the present town of Green Island.
Clarksville Monroe An embryo town three miles west and one and one-half north of the present city of Albia. Competed with Princeton (now Albia) for the county seat in 1845. Clarksville had the first post office in the county, 1840 to 1847.
Clay Mill Jones A village in the southern part of section 10, Clay Township. Post office, 1863-1902.
Clayford Jones A post office, 1861 to 1902, in the eastern part of section 7, Clay Township.
Clay's Grove Lee A post office from 1857 to 1863, and again from 1868 to 1892 in the southeastern part of section 29, Marion Township.
Clayton Pottawattamie The name of the present town of Macedonia for a brief time of its first existence, as shown on maps of 1887.
Clear Creek Allamakee In section 34, Union City Township. Post office, 1857-79.
Clear Lake City Cerro Gordo In the southeastern part of Clear Lake Township, on the southeastern shore of Clear Lake. Post office, 1857-61.
Clearfield Poweshiek A post office from 1869 to 1872 in the northern part of Madison Township.
Cleveland Allamakee On east side of section 1, Post Township. Platted in I860, Post office, 1857-63.
Cleveland Lucas A coal mining town in the 1880's in section 18, White Breast Township, about two miles east of the town of Lucas. A few scattered houses still remain.
Clifton Louisa A former railroad station and village about two miles west of the present town of Columbus Junction. It was laid out in 1858.
Clifton Winneshiek A post office in section 35, Fremont Township, near the location where later stood the village of Plymouth Rock, which see below.
Climax Montgomery A hamlet and post office from 1871 to 1901 in the northern part of section 30, West Township, on Walnut Creek. A store and church still there.
Clinton Center Wayne A hamlet in the southeastern part of section 9 and the southwestern part of section 10, Clinton Township. Post office, 1893-1902.
Clipper Ringgold A post office (1874-88) in the western part of section 29, Middle Fork Township. Post office, 1875-85.
Cloud Marion A hamlet in section 35, Dallas Township. Post office, 1888-1906.
Cluttterville Butler On the south line of section 17, Madison Township. Post office, 1893-97.
Clyde Jasper A village in the central part of section 11, Clear Creek Township. Platted in 1857. Post office, 1859-1903.
Coal Creek Keokuk A town at the intersection of sections 29, 30, 31 and 32, Prairie Township, laid out in 1866. It was prosperous until about 1880. The post office was first located on the north line of section 24 in 1863 but about 1866 was removed to the newly established village and ran until 1903. A few scattered dwellings, two churches and a school house remain.
Coal Valley Boone In section 2, Marcy Township, about a mile northwest of Moingona. Laid out in 1867. A coal mining town.
Coalport Jefferson A village in the central part of section 34, Lockridge Township, about one mile west of the present town of Lockridge.
Coalton Monroe A hamlet in the central part of section 24, Cedar Township. Post office, 1861-90.
Coaltown Boone The original name of the town of Angus.
Cobb Jackson The name of the post office from 1853 to 1860 at the village of Millrock, which see below.
Coe's Grove Montgomery Listed as a post office in Montgomery County from 1858 to 1859, and again from 1868 to 1869, but location not found.
Coffin's Grove Delaware In the central part of Coffin's Grove Township, Post office, 1849-61.
Colbyville Story A post office from 1871 to 1875 in the southeastern part of Palestine Township, a short distance south of the present town of Huxley.
Cold Spring Pottawattamie A post office for a time in the 1850's in the eastern part of Wright Township.
Cold Springs Cass The name of the post office at the town of Iranistan (which see below) from 1851 to 1855.
Cold Water Delaware In the southern part of Honey Creek Township. Post office, 1854-63. Formerly called Orrin Glen.
Coldville Tama A post office (1872-81) In the southwestern part of Section 10, Lincoln Township.
Coldwater Butler A post office removed from Franklin County in 1875 to section 9, Bennezette Township, where it existed until 1885,
Coldwater Cerro Gordo Near the southeast corner of Dougherty Township. Post office, 1889-97.
Coldwater Franklin A post office from 1867 to 1875 in the northeastern part of Westfork Township. In the latter year it was removed over the line into Butler County.
College Farm Story A post office (1862-66) at the location where the state Agricudtural College was established a little later.
Collegeton Story Laid out as a town in 1863 in the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section 9, Washington Township, now included in that part of the present city of Ames south of the State College grounds. It was expected the railway station would be located there instead of where it now is, at Ames.
Collins Center Story A post office (1879-81) in the central part of Collins Township.
Collins Grove Tama A post office from 1857 to 1858 in the southeastern part of Crystal Township.
Coloma Jackson A town laid out in 1856, now included in the southwestern portion of the present town of Monmouth.
Colony Delaware In section 4, Colony Township. Laid out in 1851, and joined Colesburg on the south. Post office, 1840-05.
Columbia Tama The name of the hamlet as appears on the maps where was located the post office of Ola, which see below.
Columbia Wapello A post office from 1846 to 1849, the name being changed to Fountain Spring, which see below, in 1849.
Columbus Allamakee At a landing on the Mississippi at the month of Village Creek, two miles below Lansing, Often called Capoli, which see above. Columbus was the first county seat of Allamakee County, from 1851 to its removal to Waukon in 1853. Platted in 1852.
Columbus Linn The name given to what later became Cedar Rapids when it was first platted in 1838, before the government survey.
Columbus Van Buren A pioneer village in section 27, Washington Township, on the northeast side of the Des Moines River, about two miles above Bentonsport. The government surveyors in 1837 report in their notes its existence.
Comet Mahaska A post office in the 1860 s and 1870's, first in the southwestern part of Monroe Township, and later in the southern part of Adams Township, as shown by the maps of that period.
Commerce Mills Polk The name of the post office at the present village of Commerce from 1870 to 1881.
Communia Clayton In the northwest corner of section 18, Volga Township, Post office, 1855-1900. Still has a store and public hail.
Como Crawford In section 3, Charter Oak Township, as shown on maps from 1878 to 1887.
Competine Wapello The name of the post office (1851-1903) at the town of Marysville, which see below.
Comstock Wapello The early name of the present Kirkville Station. Comstock was also the name of the post office from 1861 to 1877.
Concert Mahaska A post office (1876-82) in the northern part of Cedar Township.
Concord Hancock A village about one mile south of the business section of the present town of Garner. The county seat was located at Concord in 1865, but soon after the coming of the C, M. & St. P. Ry. and the establishment of Garner, Concord declined. It was a post office from 1867 to 1903.
Concord Louisa A post office from 1851 to 1857 near the southeast corner of Concord Township on the Iowa River,
Condit Jones A post office in 1880 to 1882 in section 21, Cass Township.
Confidence Wayne A village in the southeast corner of section 11 and the northeast corner of section 14, Wright Township. Post office, 1859-1903.
Congress Franklin In the northeastern comer of section 30, Hamilton Township, Post office, 1873-75.
Conkling Audubon In section 23, Greeley Township. Post office, 1881-93.
Connell Tama A post office (1872-75) in section 10, Grant Township.
Connor Allamakee In southeastern part of section 7, Union Prairie Township. Post office, 1893-1903.
Cono Iowa A post office (1855-63) in the eastern part of Conn Township.
Conrad Grove Grundy The name of the post office at the present town of Conrad from 1881 to 1885.
Cool Warren A hamlet and a post office (1879-1904) on the line between sections 11 and 12 at the cross roads one-fourth mile north of the south line of the sections, Squaw Township. A church and three or four dwellings remain.
Coon Grove Crawford In the northeast corner of Washington Township. Post office, 1875.
Coon Valley Sac A place in section 18, Coon Valley Township. Post office, 1879-80.
Coonville Mills The pioneer name of the present city of Glenwood, from its beginning in 1848 until 1863.
Cooper Springs Marion A post office from 1872 to 1875 in the southwestern part of Indiana Township.
Coopersville Wapello A post office (1867-75) in the central part of section 30, Polk Township.
Cope Polk A post office (1880-85) in Franklin Township.
Coplin's Grove Carroll Slightly northwest of the central part of Union Township, as shown on maps from 1863 to 1868.
Copper Creek Jackson In the southern part of Van Buren Township. Post office, 1851-53.
Copt Johnson In section 24, Oxford Township. Post office, 1847-68.
Cora Decatur In northwestern part of Fayette Township, as shown on maps of 1887.
Cora Des Moines Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1847 as a post office in Des Moines County, but not found on maps of that period.
Cora Fremont In the north central part of Walnut Township. Post office, 1855-67.
Cora Mitchell The first name (1855-56) of the present city of Osage. The name of the post office was Cora from 1854 to 1857.
Corn Hill Fayette In the northeastern part of Smithfield Township. Post office, 1855-61.
Corn Valley Sioux A post office in the early 1880's in the northeastern part of Washington Township from 1877 to 1883.
Cornelia Ida A post office In the 1880's in central part of Battle Township.
Cory Keokuk The name of the post office (1887-95) at the village of Janetown, which see below.
Corydon Polk A village in the southern part of section 12, Madison Township, one and one-half miles south of Polk City, on the Des Moines River, as appears on maps from 1868 to 1880.
Cory's Grove Polk A place near the southeast corner of Elkhart Township as appears on maps from 1855 to 1868.
Cottage Hardin In the northeastern part of section 32, Ellis Township. Post office, 1863-1900.
Cottage Hill Dubuque A village in the northern part of section 25, Con-Cord Township. Post office, 1854-1903.
Cotton Grove Henry In the southern part of section 21 and later in the northeast corner of section 28, Canaan Township. Post office, 1861-81.
Cottonville Jackson An old village in sections 22 and 27, Richland Township. Post office, 1851-1900.
Coulson Cherokee In the center of Diamond Township. Post office, 1893-97.
Council Bluff. Pottawattamie Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office from 1851 to 1852 when the office was changed to Trader's Point, which see below. This was before the name of Council Bluffs was given the present city of that name.
Council Hill Clayton In the northeast corner of section 11, Giard Township. Post office, 1855-85.
Council Point Pottawattamie A place shown on maps from 1855 to 1868 near the shore of Lake Manawa (southwest quarter of section 15, township 74, range 44), some three miles south of the business Section of Council Bluffs.
Courtwright Lee The name of the post office for a few months in 1881 at the present railroad station of Hamill.
Cousins Linn Listed in 1898 to 1900 as a post office in Linn County, but location not found.
Cox Creek Clayton In the western part of Cox Creek Township. Post office, 1857-75.
Coytown Buchanan In the northeastern part of Hazleton Township. A hamlet and post office mentioned in Williams╞ History of Buchanan County as having started in 1852.
Crab Apple Linn A post office in 1861 to 1862 in the northeastern part of Marion Township.
Crabb's Mills Jackson In the northeastern part of section 14, Brandon Township, on the North Fork of the Maquoketa River. The post office ran from 1873 to 1875, after which until 1889 it was designated as Crabb. The hamlet was known as Crabbtown and existed some time before the establishment of the post office.
Craig's Hollow Webster See Kalo Junction below.
Crain Creek Black Hawk In northeastern part of section 4, Bennington Township. Post office, 1893-1903.
Crandall Calhoun This post office was in section 33, Williams Township.
Crane Creek Howard In the western part of Paris Township. Post office, 1865-67.
Crathorne Plymouth A post office (1887-1905) in section 12, Johnson Township.
Crawford Crawford The pioneer name (1855) of the settlement later called Dowville, and which finally became the present Dow City.
Cream Hill Franklin In section 21. Ingham Township. Post office, 1878.
Creamery Cerro Gordo In central part of Lincoln Township. Post office, 1889-1900.
Creesville Jefferson The name first given the present town of Batavla, It was platted as Creesville in 1840 and the name changed to Batavia in 1853. Creesville was the name of the post office from 1851 to 1853.
Crescent City Pottawattamie About one mile east of the present railroad station and village of Crescent. It was very prosperous in 1857 and was a rival of Council Bluffs, but only for a short time.
Cresco Kussuth A post office in section 27, Cresco Township, from 1850 to 1862.
Cresswell Keokuk A post office from 1869 to 1900 on the north line of section 8, Liberty Township.
Crete Appanoose A post office in Johns Township, 1880-83, as listed in the U. S. Postal Guide, but not found on maps of that period.
Crisp Harrison A post office (1897-1903) in the northwestern part of section 8, Union Township.
Cromwell Center Clay Slightly west of the central part of Summit Township. Post office, 1875-1900.
Crooked Creek Henry The name of the post office from 1843 to 1851 at what later became the village of Marshall, which see below.
Crooks Page A village platted in 1880 in the southwest quarter of section 29, Buchanan Township. It was a station on a branch of the Wabash Railway which was abandoned in 1890.
Crooks Webster The former name of the interurban station of Palm Grove in the eastern part of Clay Township. Crooks was a post office from 1909 to 1914.
Cross Ringgold A post office from 1856 to 1879, except two brief intermissions, in the northeastern part of Athens Township at or near the location of the present town of Kellerton.
Crow Creek. Linn The early name of the present village of Viola.
Crown Point Wright The original name of that portion of the present town of Belmond that is west of the Iowa River, previous to its plating in 1856.
Crozier Buena Vista In western part of section 14, Grant Township. Post office, 1881-1900.
Crystal Tama A town and post office (1857-1902) in section 14, Crystal Township.
Cuba Hancock In Amsterdam Township. Post office, 1897.
Cuba Monroe The name of the post office from 1854 to 1867 at Fairview, which see below.
Cuba City Louisa A prospective town of early territorial times, thonght to have been on the Iowa River and quite near its mouth.
Curtis Johnson In the southern part of section 22, Madison Township, on the south side of the Iowa River, Post office, 1897-1909.
Cynthiann Wapello A post office from 1850 to 1852 near the central part of Polk Township.
Cyreno O'Brien The name first given (1960) to the present village and railroad station of Plessis.

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Name County Location
Dacotah Dubuque The pioneer name of the present village of Centralia.
Daggett Benton In southwestern part of Jackson Township, as shown on maps of 1863.  Post office, 1860.
Dahlonega Wapello This town in the northwest corner of section 9, Dahlonega Township, five miles northeast of Ottumwa is reported in the notes of the government surveyors in 1843.  It was an important town in an early day, had at one time 300 inhabitants, and aspired to be the county seat.  Post office, 1844-1907.
Daieyville Grundy A hamlet in the southwestern part of Fairfield Township. Post office, 1889-1900.
Daily City Boone In section 4, Yell Township, Laid out in 1855, but proved to he a town only on paper.
Dairy Washington A post office (1863-75) in the western part of section 9, Highland Township.
Dairy Grove Jasper In the east section 24 of Elk Creek Township. Post office, 1867.
Dale Chickasaw In the northern part of Utica Township. Post office, 1863.
Daley Allamakee In section 35, Center Township. Post office, 1869-85.
Dalmanutha Guthrie In the central part of section 5, Thompson Township. It was laid out in 1855 and became a business place of importance on a main stage line. Post office, 1863-75.
Dan Taylor A post office (1870-78) in the southeastern part of section 10, Holt Township.
Danforth Johnson In section 3, Monroe Township. Post office, 1858-1901.
Danville Floyd The original name of the present town of Rudd.
Danville Center Des Moines A small village in the geographical center of Danville Township, about one mile south of the present town of Danville.
Darbyville Appanoose An embryo village in section 1, Walnut Township. Post office, 1894-1910,
Darien Kussuth A post office from 1870 to 1874 in section 20, Fenton Township.
Darlington Sioux The name of the post office for a few months in 1875 at what was later the railroad station of Elm Springs, which see below.
Dartmouth Jones The name first given to a town laid out in 1840 on a location which is now a portion of the present city of Anamosa. The plat was never recorded.
Darwin Page A post office from 1880 to 1883 in section 39, Douglas Township.
Dasie Page Listed as a post office in Page County from 1887 to 1902, but the location not found.
Davis Creek Washington A post office (1850-67) near the southwest corner of Iowa Township.
Davison's Page A place in the southern part of Buchanan Township on the east side of Nodaway River, as shown on maps of 1855 to 1861.
Dawson Jasper In section 15, Independence Township, as shown on maps of 1868 and 1869, It was succeeded by Independence Center, which see below.
Dawsonburg Fremont Near the central part of Greene Township. Post office, 1851-57.
Dayton Appanoose Shown on maps of 1862 in northern part of Douglas Township.
Dayton Audubon In southwestern part of section 15, Exira Township. Platted in 1855, it became the first county seat, and remained such until 1861, when Exira won the prize. It contained only two buildings.
Dayton Bremer In section 9, and later in section 6, Dayton Township. Post office, 1861-70.
Dayton Iowa A town laid out in section 1, Cono Township, Post office, 1857-59.
Dayton Page Platted as a village in 1857 in the eastern part of section 1, East River Township, six miles east and one south of Clarinda.
Dayton Story Laid out as a town in 1854 in the northwest quarter of section 9, Indian Creek Township, about one mile west of the town of Iowa Center, which see below.  But little improvement was made there.
Dayton Washington A town laid out in 1854 in the eastern part of section 13 and the western part of the east section 18, Lime Creek Township, about one mile north of the present town of Wellman. A few scattering houses remain.
Dayton Center Chickasaw In Dayton Township. Post office, 1863.
Daytonville Washington The name of the post office from 1875 to 1906, except some intermission, at the town of Dayton, which see above.
De Etta Poweshiek Name of the present post office of Tilton from 1884 to 1887.
De Leon Cherokee In section 10, Silver Township. Post office, 1885.
Deedsville Jefferson The name first given the village of Merrimac (which see below). Deedsville was the name of the post office from 1849 to 1853.
Deep River Poweshiek See Dresden below.
Deer Creek Fremont On the west line of section 15, Riverside Township. Post office, 1871-75.
Deer Creek Worth A village in section 5, Deer Creek Township. There is still a store and creamery located there. Post office, 1890-1907.
Deerfield Chickasaw In section 4, Deerfield Township. Post office, 1857-1903.
Deering Winnebago A post office from 1880 to 1886 and again from 1890 to 1891 in section 7, Newton Township.
Defiance Shelby The post office of Defiance was in existence from 1875 until the establishment of the town of Defiance, which was in 1882, and was in the south part of section 14, Union Township, about one mile west of where the town now stands.
Defiance Story A town laid out in 1856 in the northern part of section 30, Collins Township.
Defiance Wapello A town reported by William Vandever in his survey notes of 1843 as being at the common corners of section 20, 21, 28 and 29 Richland Township, which would make the location about two miles northeast of the present Kirkville Station.
Del Norte Davis Platted as a village in 1851 in the extreme southwest of Grove Township, in the south section 18, Post office, 1851-53.
Delano Winnebago A post office (1890-1902) in section 30, Center Township.
Delanta Hardin The name of the post office from 1859 to 1869 at the town of Zenia, which see below.
Delaware Polk A post office (1854-55) in the eastern part of Delaware Township.
Delaware Center Delaware Post office, 1855. Formerly Acersville, which see above. Delaware Center was also the name applied on some maps of 1875 to 1880 to the present town of Delaware.
Delphi Marion Platted in an early day in the northern part of Swan Township near the Des Moines River, directly south of the present village of Percy. It was never built up.
Delphi Ringgold A place shown on maps of the early 1880's in section 22, Benton Township, at or near the location of the present railroad town of Maloy. Delphi was also called Borneo.
Dennis Appanoose A post office in western part of Douglas Township, 1863-90.
Denson's Ferry Cedar Name first given to what is now the town of Massilon.
Derrinane Dubuque In south central part of Vernon Township. Post office, 1859-69.
Des Moines City Mahaska A place in section 35, Des Moines Township, on the southwest side of the Des Moines River, as appears on maps from 1856 to 1869.
Des Moines City Van Buren A village founded in 1839 and now included in the northeast portion of the present town of Keosauqua.
Des Moines City Wapello Listed as being a post office in Wapello County from 1851 to 1853, but maps of that period show the place to have been in Mahaska County about one mile west of the northwest corner of Wapello County. See Mahaska County list of abandoned towns.
Deseret Pottawattamie Listed as a post office in Pottawattamie County from 1854 to 1855, but the location not found.
Dickey Bremer In section 8, Douglas Township. Post office, 1885-93.
Diff Appanoose Post office listed in U. S. Postal Guide, 1887-1910. Now known as Sedan.
Discord Woodbury A post office (1870-84) in the northern part of section 21, Kedron Township,
Divide Carroll Slightly north of the central part of Wheatland Township, as shown on maps of 1878.
Divide Keokuk A post office from 1864 to 1866 in section 22, Warren Township.
Divide Marion A post office for a few months in 1851 a short distance southeast of the center of Summit Township, as shown on maps of that period.
Dixie Jasper The former name of Turner, which see below.
Dixie Mitchell A post office from 1894 to 1900 in section 29, Rock Township.
Dixonville Marion Laid out in 1856 two miles north of the present town of Hamilton. It never had more than a store building and was soon abandoned.
Doantown Lee Another name for Russelville, which see below.
Dodd Johnson Listed in the 1881 U. S. Official Register as a post office in Johnson County, but not found on maps of that period.
Dodds Woodbury A post office (1877-86) in the northwestern part of section 32, Banner Township.
Dodge Guthrie In western part of Highland Township. Post office, 1859-81.
Dodgeville Des Moines In the southeastern part of section 15, Franklin Township. Laid out in 1837. Post office, 1843-1900. It still has a store and a few buildings.
Dogtown Polk See Andrews.
Dogtown Van Buren An early nickname for the present town of Mount Sterling.
Donelan Dubuque In central part of Prairie Creek Township, Post office, I871-73.
Doran Mitchell A post office (1857-1904) in section 34. Jenkins Township,
Dorrville Warren A hamlet in the northwest quarter of section 32, Virginia Township. It had a post office by the same name from 1855 to 1863.
Douglas Center Clay In section 24, Douglas Township. Post office, 1871-75.
Douglass Fayette Name of the post office at Auburn, from 1851 to 1910. Dover Mills.  In the eastern part of Dover Township. Post office, 1889-93.
Dover Davis See Stringtown below,
Dover Iowa Laid out as a town in 1857 on the South line of section 6, Honey Creek Township, but no town developed, but is shown on maps us late as 1875 as a post office.
Dover Lee See Tuscarora below.
Downards Iowa In the western part of Sumner Township. Post office, 1855-59.
Downersville Jones A village in the western part of section 14, Castle Grove Township, Post office, 1870-72.
Downsville Pottawattamie A hamlet in the northeastern part of section 31, Norwalk Township, on Mosquito Creek. Post office, 1873-90.
Dramen Mitchell A post office from 1877 to 1880 in the southern part of the west section 1, or the northern part of the west section 12, Cedar Township.
Draper Jasper A former mining camp in the east section 34 of Fairview Township, about four miles cast of Monroe, Post office, 1881-87.
Dresden Chickasaw In section 1, Richland Township.  Post office, 1900-03,
Dresden Poweshiek A town laid out in 1856 near the northwest corner of section 10, Deep River Township, about one mile east of the present town of Deep River. The name of the post office was Deep River, The coming of the branch of the Northwestern Railway in 1884 caused the removal of Dresden to the new town of Deep River.
Dresser Ida Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide of 1897 as a post office in Ida County, but not found on the maps of that period.
Drew Wright A post office (1892-1901) in section 16, Norway Township.
Dry Creek Linn A post office (1856-72) in the eastern part of Monroe Township, some eight miles northeast of Marion.
Dry Lake Wright A post office (1871-82) in the northern part of section 16, Vernon Township.
Dryden Tama A post office (1868-81) shown on some maps in Oneida Township near its southeast corner, and on later maps in York Township near its northeast corner.
Duane Hardin A village which was included within the present town of Alden at the time of the latter's incorporation in 1879.
Duane Jones A post office, 1855-01, in section 3, Cass Township.
Dublin Washington The name of the post office kept at a country store at Dutch Creek, which see below, from 1879 to 1905.
Dudley Polk A town of some importance in the 1850's near the southeast corner of Allen Township and on the Des Moines River jnst south of the mouth of North River. It had a post office named Dudley from 1850 to 1852.
Duggan Jackson In section 20, Butler Township, Post office, 1893-1900.
Duke Dubuque In the northeast corner of section 24, Washington Township, Post office, 1873-85.
Duke Jackson A post office in the northwest corner of section 19, Prairie Springs Township, as appears on maps of 1875.
Dunnville Davis See Pleasant View below.
Dureau Mitchell A post office from 1856 to 1858 in section 21, Wayne Township, The name was then changed to Wentworth, which see below.
Durham's Marion A post office from 1848 to 1860 in the north section 32 of Clay Township on the Des Moines River.
Dutch Creek Washington A post office in the northeastern part of section 22, Dutch Creek Township, from 1845 to 1879, when the name was changed to Dublin, which see above.

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Name County Location
Eads Calhoun Located immediately east of the present town of Lohrville. Laid out in 1882 and some improvements made, but lost in the race with Lohrville.
Eads Grove Delaware In Honey Creek Township. Post office, 1849-50.
Eagle Bremer Located first on line between sections 3 and 10, and later in section 22, Franklin Township. Post office, 1865-69.
Eagle City Hardin A small village in the southwest corner of Etna Township, platted in 1878. Post office, 1878-85.
Eagle Grove Wright The post office of Eagle Grove was near the northeast corner of section 20, Eagle Grove Township, two miles north and about two miles west of the present town of Eagle Grove, from 1861 until the founding of the town in 1881.
Eagle Grove Junction Wright The name of the present town of Eagle Grove when it was platted in 1881.
Eagle Lake Kussuth A post office (1893-97) in section 28, Eagle Township.
Eagleville Wright Selected as the county seat and platted as a town in 1855 in the southeast quarter of section 12, Eagle Grove Township. However, the town was never built and the county seat was given in 1851 to Liberty, which see below.
Earle Lucas A post office (1869-72) and railroad station in Union Township, about two miles southwest of Derby.
East Davenport Scott Laid out as a town in 1852 about one mile east of Brady Street, Davenport, and now included within the present city of Davenport.
East Grove Henry A post office from 1849 to 1859 on the north side of the southeast quarter of section 33, .lackson Township. There was a Quaker meeting-house half a mile to the east which was also called East Grove.
East Hampton Cherokee In southern part of Silver Township. Post office, 1871.
East Melrose Monroe The early name of the present town of Melrose. The post office was East Melrose from 1863 to 1878.
East Nodaway Adams In section 21, Nodaway Township. Post office, 1869-1875, then name changed to Rochelle. Soon thereafter changed to Nodaway.
East Orange Sioux The name for a few years of its early existence of the present town of Alton, East Orange was the name of the post office from 1874 to 1882.
East Plattsmouth Mills A village on the banks of the Missouri River, in section 26, Plattville Township, opposite Plattsmouth, Nebraska. The first name given this place was Bethlehem, in 1846. The river is said to have washed away that town site, A little farther back from the river was built Sharpsburg, which was later called Junction City, and finally East Plattsmouth.
Eastport Fremont A village on the east bank of the Missouri River, opposite Nebraska City, Nebraska. Laid out in 1870. Post office, 1867-89.
Eatonville Howard The name of the post office from 1861 to 1869 about two miles west of the present town of Chester.
Eber Humboldt In the southwestern part of section 9, Humboldt Township. Post office, 1859-63.
Echo Harrison A post office (1893-1900) in section II, Raglan Township.
Eden Benton A hamlet in southwest corner of section 1, Eden Township, as shown on maps of 1875.
Eden Fayette A hamlet in the southwestern part of section 24, Eden Township. Post office, 1855-1903.
Edenville Marshall The former name of the present town of Rhodes. Edenville was laid out as a town in 1860 and the post office was in that name from 1860 to 1883.
Edinburg Jones A town laid out in 1810 in the northern part of section 36, Wayne Township. It was the first county seat of Jones County, 1840 to 1847. It never developed much. It had a post office from 1840 to 1847, and the office was revived in 1850, being located a little to the north in section 25, and ran until 1873.
Edinburg Union Laid out as a town in 1875 in section 35, Dodge Township, five miles northeast of Afton, but not built up.
Edna Cass In the central part of Edna Township. Postoffice, 1853-69.
Edom Keokuk This is called Eden on most maps. It was a post office from 1863 to 1866, in the northeast corner of section 30, Liberty Township.
Edwards Black Hawk In eastern part of section 33, Bennington Township. Post office, 1893-1900.
Edwards Lee See Atlee above.
Egan Allamakee In section 2, Linton Township. Post office, 1900-1903.
Ego Madison Former name of the town of Truro. The post office was Ego from 1881 to 1884.
Egypt Mills A pioneer village near the southwest corner of Mills County, about two miles from the Fremont County line.
Eide Winneshiek A post office (1876-81) in section 23, Pleasant Township.
Elba Carroll In the northeast corner of section 16, Eden Township. Post office, 1873-81.
Elbert Monroe A hamlet in the southeastern part of Guilford Township, as shown on maps of 1885 and later.
Elbrick Louisa A town in the southwestern part of section 28, and the southeastern part of 29, Elliott Township, It was laid out in 1891. Its post office was from 1888 to 1924.
Elcho O'Brien A post office from 1875 to 1878 at or near the northwest corner of Grant Township.
Eldergrove Allamakee In section 8, Taylor Township. Post office, 1897-03.
Eldorado Decatur In eastern part of Hamilton Township, as shown on maps of 1885.
Eldorado Harrison Platted as a village in 1857 in the north section 12 of Magnolia Township, but never built up.
Eldorado Monroe Laid out in an early day as a village in section 2, Cedar Township. It only attained to a mere hamlet.
Eleanor Butler A hamlet and station formerly on the C. & N, W, Ry. in central part of Monroe Township.
Elide Franklin Listed in the 1873 U. S. Official Register as a post office in Franklin County, but not found on the maps of that period.
Eliza Black Hawk In the south section 15 of Cedar Township, near where Mud Creek empties into the Cedar Fiver. Post office, 1852-56.
Elizabeth Grundy In the northwest corner of section 12, Colfax Township. Post office, 1873-78.
Elizabeth City Scott The pioneer name of the present town of Princeton.  It appears on maps from 1845 to 1860 as Elizabeth City.
Elizabethtown Appanoose In the southeastern part of section 15 and the northeastern part of section 22, township 68 north, range 10 west. Platted in 1867, but soon thereafter was incorporated into and became a part of the town of Moulton.
Elizabethtown Cedar At a point on the Cedar River a little below where the Cedar Valley stone quarries were later developed. Laid out in 1837 and an aspirant for the county seat.
Elizabethtown Keokuk Laid out as a town in 1845 in section 15, Steady Run Township, but was short-lived.
Elk Decatur In the northeastern part of Bloomington Township. Post office, 1863-1900.
Elk Creek Jasper In the north central part of Elk Creek Township. Post office, 1853.
Elk Creek Worth Listed as a post office in Worth County from 1890 to 1900, but the location not found.
Elk Grove Hancock Listed in the U. S. Official Regester as a post office in Hancock County from 1857 to I860, but not found on maps of that period.
Elk Rapids Boone In northern part of Section 34, Douglas Township, on the east bank of the Des Moines River. A place of importance, having a post office in 1850, and 150 inhabitants in 1855, but soon after that it declined. For a few years afterward Elk Rapids was designated on the west side of the river, as there was a small settlement there.
Elk River Clinton In the eastern part of the east section 13, Elk River Township,  Post office, 1843-71,
Elk Run Black Hawk In section 5, township 88, range 12, near the Cedar River, some three miles southwest from the present town of Raymond. Post office, 1883-58.
Elk Run Sac A post office (1877-79) in the southwestern part of Cook Town ship.
Elkford Jones The original survey of Rome Township was made by Deputy Surveyor W. Barrows from January 13 to February 3, 1838, and he reported finding the town of Elkford "laid out on the northeast and southeast quarter of section 11 and the northwest and southwest quarter of section 12," but that it had no improvements. That was about one mile northwest of the present town of Olin.
Elkhart Polk The original town of Elkhart was laid out in 1853 in section 2, Douglas Township, about two miles southeast of the present town of Elkhart, Its post office was of the same name, but on the decline of the town the post office was removed one mile north to Ottawa, which see below, and later to the present town of Elkhart.
Elkhorn Shelby The post office of Elkhorn was established in 1867 and was located in the northern part of section 15, Clay Township, about three miles southwest of the present town of Elkhorn. It was later removed to the village.
Elkton Buena Vista In western pari of Elk Township. Post office, 1893-1900.
Ellendale Plymouth A post office (1894-1904) in the central part of Liberty Township.
Ellendale Warren A place marked on maps of 1869 as a post office about one mile southeast of the present town of Carlisle.
Ellenton Palo Alto A former railroad station near the northwest corner of Freedom Township, four miles north of Emmetsburg.
Ellington Hancock A hamlet in section 16, Ellington Township. Post office, 1859-97.
Elliott Jasper The name of the present town of Prairie City for the first year or two of its existence. It was platted as Elliott in 1856.
Ellis Hardin In northern part of section 9, and later in section 5, Ellis Township. Post office, 1875-1900.
Ellisdale Pottawattamie A post office from 1856 to 1857 about two miles South of where later stood Crescent City.
Ellsworth Madison A post office from 1867 to 1873 near the center of section 21, Crawford Township.
Elm Grove Calhoun This post office was two miles north and two miles east of the present town of Yetter.
Elm Grove Marion A post office (1846-53) in the eastern part of Liberty Township. The first post office in the county.
Elm Springs Butler Located a short distance south of the present town of Greene and platted in about 1855, Its post office ran from 1857 to 1869 when it was transferred to Greene.
Elm Springs Sioux A station on the Milwaukee railway for several years on sections 14 and 15, Settlers Township,
Elmo Hancock In the western part of Amsterdam Township. Post office, 1881.
Elmont Linn A post office from 1890 to 1900 in section 26, Spring Grove Township.
Ely Marion The name of the post office of the present village of Marysville from 1853 to 1869.
Emepire Wright A post office (1868-83) in section 26, Lincoln Township.
Emert Black Hawk The original name of the present town of Dewar. Platted in 1880.
Eminence Pottawattamie A village laid out in 1875 in the southern part of section 28, Grove Township. see Wheeler's Grove and Wheeler, below.
Emmet Emmet Name of the post office (1861-81) at Emmet Grove.
Emmet Grove Emmet A hamlet in section 22, Emmet Township. Settlement began there in 1850.
Energy Black Hawk In southeastern part of Fox Township. Post office, 1861-63.
Enfield Clayton The name given the railway station at Strawberry Point when the road was built in 1872, but Soon changed to the name of the town on order of the Railroad Commission.
English Settlement Marion A post office (1850-78) in the northern part of section 18, Clay Township.
Enod Taylor A post office (1894-1901) in the southeastern part of Jackson Township.
Enterprise Black Hawk On the west line of section 16, Spring Creek Township. Post office, 1853-81.
Enterprise Mahaska A former name of the present town of Beacon.
Enterprise Polk A former coal mining town in the center of Douglas Township. Post office, 1903-19.
Ephesus Dallas In section 19, Washington Township, as shown on maps of 1887.
Erastus Guthrie In the eastern part of section 20, Orange Township. Post office, 1885-1903.
Erie O'Brien A post office from 1874 to 1881 in the northern part of section 34, Liberty Township.
Erin Buchanan In the northeast corner of section 12, Newton Township. Post office, 1855-63.
Ernest Lyon A post office in 1872 to 1874 in the southern part of section 6, Wheeler Township.
Estella Ringgold A post office (1861-71) in the eastern part of Benton Township.
Ettie Tama Listed as a post office in Tama County from 1869 to 1878, but the location not found.
Eugene Ringgold A village in the northeastern part of section 13, Jefferson Township. Post office, 1858-87. A thriving place until the advent of railroads.
Eureka Adams In section 33, Washington Township. Post office, 1881-1900.
Eureka Greene A hamlet in section 11, Jackson Township, on the North Raccoon River.
Eureka Tama A town in the southeastern part of section 21, Richland Township. Post office, 1855-59.
Eureka Washington Laid out as a town in 1857 in the northwest quarter of section 18, Marion Township, five miles south and one mile west of Washington. It never grew to be more than a hamlet. A few scattering houses remain.
Eveland Mahaska See Eveland Grove below.
Eveland Grove Mahaska A post office in the central part of Jefferson Township from 1860 to 1894. It continued a few years later as Eveland.
Evergreen Dubuque In the southeastern part of section 17, Iowa Township. Post office, 1854-1900. Its previous name was Tivola, which see.
Evergreen Tama A post office (1869-1900) south of the central part of Geneseo Township.
Everist Marion A coal ruining village in section 17, Liberty Township. Post office, 1905-14.
Excelsior Mahaska A coal mining town with a post office from 1879 to 1900 some three miles southwest of Oskaloosa.

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Name County Location
Factoryville Dubuque In eastern part of section 12, Table Mound Township, and western part of section 7, Mosalem Township, as shown on maps of 1863 to 1880.
Fairhaven Tama A post office (1872-91) in the western part of Crystal Township.
Fairland Dallas In section 16, Grant Township, Post office, 1881.
Fairmount Marion A post office from 1874 to 1875 in section 25, township 75, range 20, about three miles south of Knoxville.
Fairview Guthrie The name by which the village of Morrisburg (which see below) was known for the first year or two of its existence.
Fairview Jones A village laid out in 1841 near the center of section 20, Fairview Township, about four miles southwest of Anamosa. Post office, 1843-1904. A few dwelling houses still remain.
Fairview Madison Laid out in 1850 as a town in the northeast part of section 21, South Township, one-fourth mile northeast of the present town of Saint Charles, but never built up.
Fairview Monroe Laid out as a village in 1856. Its post office was Cuba, which see above. The name of the town was later changed to Cuba.
Fairview Story The original name of the present town of Story City. Fairview was laid out in 1865, and the name changed to Story City in 1881.
Fairville Palo Alto A former hamlet and post office (1888-1906) In section 2, Fairfield Township.
Falls Dubuque The pioneer name given to the present town of Cascade, as shown on maps of 1850.
Fan Des Moines In Flint River Township. Post office, 1890-1900.
Fandon Allamakee In the north-central part of Jefferson Township. Post office, 1863-65.
Farm Cheek Jones Another name applied to the village of Clay Mill, which see above.
Farmer Sioux A post office (1871-85) in the southwestern part of section 1, Settlers Township.
Farmer City Fremont In the southwest corner of Monroe Township. Laid out in 1876. Post office, 1878-97,
Farmers Creek Jackson In the northeastern part of Farmer's Creek Township. Post office, 1853-71.
Farmersburg Clayton (See National.)
Farmersville Jasper Platted in 1876 on ground east of and adjacent to the location of the present hamlet and railway station of Metz. It had a post office for a brief time, but was changed to Metz in 1878.
Farmersville Mahaska A post office (1866-71) in the northeastern part of section 24, Madison Township.
Farming Grove Scott Listed as a post office in Scott County in 1843, but its location not found.
Farplay Wapello A town reported by W. Barrows in his survey notes of 1843 as being in the southeast and southwest quarters of section 5 and the northeast and northwest quarters of section 8, Keokuk Township.
Fayette Mills The name of a post office (1856-60) located a short distance southeast of the present railroad station of Balfour. The name was changed to Mount Olive.
Feeeland Lucas A post office from 1854 to 1865, shown on the maps first in the northwestern part of Warren Township, and later in the southern part of White Breast Township.
Felix Warren A post office from 1870 to 1883 in the northeastern part of Belmont Township.
Fenton Kussuth Shown on the maps from 1878 to 1887 as a post office in the southeastern part of Fenton Township. (The present town of Fenton which is in section 18 was not established until 1899.)
Fern Grundy A village in section 32, Beaver Township. Post office, 1903.
Fern Worth A post office from February 18, 1889 to June 28, 1889, at or near the later post office of Polo Station, which see below.
Fern Valley Palo Alto A post office (1862-82) in Fern Valley Township near where now stands the town of Rodman.
Ferry Mahaska A post office (1868-1002) in the northeastern corner of section 2, Jefferson Township, near the Des Moines River.
Fierce Decatur In southeastern part of Long Creek Township. Post office, 1885-98.
Fifteen Mile Tama See Fifteen Mile Grove below.
Fifteen Mile Grove Tama A post office (1867-83) in the southern part of section 6, Lincoln Township. It continued as Fifteen Mile post office until 1900.
Filkin's Grove Black Hawk Given by History of Black Hawk County, Western Historical Co., 1878, as one of the post offices of the county, in operation from June to September, 1858, but not located on maps of that period.
Fine Kussuth Listed as a post office in Kossuth County from 1883 to 1886, but the location not found.
Fiscus Audubon In section 12, Douglas Township. Post office, 1889-1903.
Fisher's Point Boone Shown as another name for Mineral Ridge on maps of 1868 and 1869.
Fisherville Tama A hamlet in the southern part of Carroll Township as shown on maps of 1869.
Flagler Marion Laid out in 1877 in the southwest quarter of the east section 2, Knoxvilie Township. It was a coal mining town. Post office, 1876-1914.
Flemingville Linn A hamlet in the southwestern part of section 13, Otter Creek Township. Post office, 1867-1900.
Fletcher Sac The name first given to the present town of Lake View when it was platted in 1881. Fletcher was the name of the post office from 1880 to 1887.
Flint Mahaska A post office on the north line of section 30, Prairie Township, from 1850 to 1901.
Flint Hills Des Moines The pioneer name of the present city of Burlington.
Flood Cheek Floyd Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Floyd County from 1857 to 1861, but not found on maps of that period.
Flora Montgomery Platted as a town in 1859 near the head of Red Oak Creek (evidently two or three miles northeast of Red Oak), but never developed.
Florence Benton In section 20, Florence Township. Post office, 1863-75. Name changed to Norway.
Florence Decatur The pioneer name of the present town of Van Wert, settled in 1853 when it was named Florence, but was soon changed to Prairie City, then to Prairieville, and finally to Van Wert.
Florence Louisa A territorial town in the west section 20 of Elliott Township on the southwest side of the Iowa River, as found there by the government surveyors in 1838. It was a place of importance, was known once as Keokuk's principal village, and was also once the home of Black Hawk. Post office, 1839-40.
Florence City Black Hawk In section 35, Spring Creek Township, on the Cedar River. Laid out in 1855, but plat not recorded. Town never built up,
Florenceville Howard A town in the northwest portion of section 10, Albion Township, on both sides of the Upper Iowa River, Post office, 1871-1900. Several dwellings remain, but no stores.
Floyd Center Floyd Pioneer name of the present town of Floyd.
Floyd's Bluff. Woodbury A post office for a short time in 1855 in the southern part of what is now Sioux City, near the bank of the Missouri River.
Flushing Ringgold A post office (1871-74) in the central part of Jefferson Township.
Folger Clarke Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide as a post office in Clarke County from 1893 to 1897, but not found on maps of that period.
Fontainbleau Harrison A village in the northeastern part of section 18, Little Sioux Township, on the banks of the Little Sioux River. Platted in 1855, Post office, 1857.
Fontaine Hardin In Etna Township near where now stands the present town of Ackley. Post office, 1859-65.
Fontanelle Worth A town in section 36, Fertile Township, as shown on maps of 1867. This was a town on paper only.
Foote Iowa In the southeastern part of section 35, Fillmore Township, on the Keokuk County line. Post office, 1863-1900.
Forbes Station Greene On the C, M. & St. P. Ry. between Jefferson and Farlin.
Forbush Appanoose A coal mining town about four miles north of Centerville. Post office, 1894-1903.
Ford's Grove Linn A post office from 1856 to 1859 southeast of the central part of Jackson Township.
Forest City Chickasaw A village in the eastern part of Richland Township. It was for a time in 1858 the county seat of the county. Its existence was brief.
Forest Hill Louisa A post office from 1857 to 1864 in the northeastern part of Grand View Township.
Forest Home Poweshiek A village in the northeastern part of section 29, and the southeastern part of section 20, Union Township. Post office, 1858-1902. There is still a store there.
Forest Mills Allamakee (formerly ealled Werhan's Mill). In Section 5, Franklin Township. Post office, 1881-1900.
Foreston Howard A town in the northwest portion of section 14 and the northeast of 15 of Forest City Township and on both sides of the Upper Iowa River. Post office, 1857-71.
Forestville Delaware In the northern part of section 22, Richland Township. Laid out in 1854 and a busy village for many years. Post office, 1851-1900.
Forks Tama A post office (1861-66) in the central part of Geneseo Township.
Forsyth Palo Alto A former railroad station and post office (1890-1905) in the northeast part of Independence Township on the Emmet County line.
Fort Des Moines Polk The name of the present city of Des Moines from the time it was occupied by the dragoons In 1843 until the name was changed to Des Moines in 1857. The military evacuated it in 1846 and it at once became a village and was made the county seat the same year. Its post office was Raccoon River at first, which see below, but was Fort Des Moines from December 31, 1846, to July 30, 1857.
Fort Plain Warren The name of the post office from 1854 to 1870 at the town of Green Bush, which see below.
Fort Plain Warren A place shown on maps of 1868, 1869 and 1878 in section 8, White Breast Township.
Foster Madison A post office from 1879 to 1882 first in Walnut and later in Scott Township.
Fountain Spring Wapello A post office (1849-63) formerly called Columbia, the location being at or near where now stands Kirkville Station.
Four Corners Jefferson At the center of section 22, Lockridge Township. Post office, 1872-1904.
Fox Davis The name of the post office in 1842 or 1843 at what later became Stringtown, which see below. Later there was another post office lamed Fox, which see below.
Fox Davis A post office in Fox River Township from 1859 to 1863 located a short distance east of the present post office of Bunch, perhaps in section 9. For an earlier post office named Fox, see ahove.
Fox Iowa In the southwest part of Iowa Township, as shown on maps of 1887.
Fox Landing Des Moines Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide of 1893 as a post office in Des Moines County, but not found on maps of that period.
Fraker Monroe A coal mining town in the central part of Bluff Creek Township. Its post office was Fraker from 1907 to 1915.
Frankford Clayton Immediately below the junction of the Turkey and Mississippi rivers, as shown by maps of 1854.
Frankfort Montgomery A town in the southwestern part of section 17, Frankfort Township. It was made the county seat in 1854 and continued to be until 1865, during which time it was prosperous. Post office, 1856-78.
Franklin Clayton The original name of the present town of Strawberry Point.
Franklin Decatur A village in the southeast corner of section 2, Center Township. Post office, 1854-75.
Franklin Lee A village in the northeastern part of section 26 and southeastern part of section 23, Franklin Township. It was laid out in 1840, and was intended for the county seat. Its post office, Franklin Center, was from 1843 to 1883 when it was changed to Franklin, and ran until 1920.
Franklin Linn A post office from 1842 to 1846 in Franklin Township. It occupied different locations in the vicinity of the present town of Mount Vernon.
Franklin Center Lee See Franklin above.
Franklin Grove Page Platted as a village in 1860 at the common corners of sections 2, 3, and 10, Pierce Township. Post office, 1864-77.
Franklin Mills Des Moines In the southeastern part of Franklin Township. Post office, 1859-97.
Franklin Prairie Winneshiek A post office from 1857 to 1864 in the northern part of section 18, Canoe Township.
Frankport Webster A place in the northern part of Yell Township, on the south side of the Des Moines River, as shown on maps of 1857 and 1862.
Fredonia Marshall A hamlet in the southwest corner of section 26, Marion Township, five miles east of Marshalltown. Post office, 1853-67.
Fredsville Grundy A hamlet in the southeastern part of Fairfield Township. Post office, 1889-1903.
Freedom Keokuk Listed as a post office in Keokuk County from 1849 to 1852, but the location not found.
Freedom Lucas A village in the southeastern part of section 25, Warren Township, on Wolf Creek, laid out in 1856. Post office, 1855-70.
Freehold Clarke Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1855 as a post office in Clarke County, but not found on maps of that period.
Freel Polk Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Polk County from 1850 to 1859, but the location not found.
Freeman Clay In the northeast corner of section 13, Sioux Township. Post office, 1871-75.
Freeman Floyd In the central part of the present city of Charles City on the southwest side of the Cedar River. Platted April 8, 1854. A post office from 1854 to 1857.
Fremont Benton In 1849 the county seat was removed to a location which is now in the northern part of the present city of Vinton. A town was laid out there and named Fremont. This name was changed to Vinton in 1853.
Fremont Iowa Laid out as a town in 1857 in the northern part of section 23, Fillmore Township, but never materialized.
Fremont Jackson A town platted in 1859, now included in the east portion of the present town of Baldwin.
Fremont City Fremont The same as the present town of Thurman. It began as Fremont City in 1856, and later for some years was called Plum Hollow, the post office being designated Plum Hollow from 1857 to 1885.
French Pottawattamie Listed as a post office in Pottawattamie County from 1896 to 1900, but the location not found.
French Creek Allamakee In section 2, French Creek Township. Post office, 1855-1903.
Frenchtown Black Hawk A name applied to the present town of Gilbertsville in its beginning in 1856.
Frenchtown Clayton A hamlet in Clayton Township on the Mississippi River near where stands the present town of Clayton. It was a landing and shipping point at the beginning of the settlement of that region.
Frenchtown Keokuk Another name often given the town of Baxter, which see above.
Frendale Johnson In the western part of section 32, Hardin Township. Post office, 1895-1902.
Friendlings Tavern Woodbury A place (stage station) in section 30, Sloan Township, near where now stands the town of Sloan, as shown on maps of 1868.
Friends' Grove Warren Listed in the U. S. Postal records as a post office in Warren County from 1864 to 1865, but the location not found.
Frink's Grove Buchanan In section 19, Jefferson Township. A post office from 1854 to 1861 when it was changed to Sunny Side, which see below.
Fryeburg Wright A post office (1856-86) in the northeastern part of section 4, Blaine Township, near where now stands the town of Rowan.
Fuller Mitchell A post office (1892-1904) in section 25, Mitchell Township.
Fuller's Mills Jones In the northeast part of Scotch Grove Township, on the Maquoketa River. Post office, 1859-69.
Fulton Muscatine The former name of the present railroad station and town of Stockton.
Funk's Mills Decatur In the northeastern part of Grand River Township. Post office, 1863-73.
Furray Plymouth A post office (1879-83) in the western part of Johnson Township.

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Gainesborough Van Buren A post office (1854-64) in or near the northeastern part of section 15, Harrisburg Township.
Gainford Mahaska A post office (1885-90) and railway station near the north line of Cedar Township.
Gale Woodbury A post office (1871-88) in the northeastern part of section 7, Miller Township.
Galion Cass In section 27, Bear Grove Township. Post office, 1880-1900.
Galtville Wright The name for a time of the present town of Galt, See Norwich below.  The post office was Galtville from 1882 to 1888.
Galvin Marshall A post office from 1882 to 1902 in the southeast corner of section 3, Marietta Township.
Galway Dallas In the southeastern part of Union Township, as shown on maps of 1857.
Gamble Grove Fayette In the southwestern part of Windsor Township. Post office, 1851-52.
Gambril Scott The name of the post office (1884-1919) at Martin's Station, Boiler Township.
Gamet Harrison A post office in 1897 in the northwestern part of Allen Township.
Garden Boone On south line of section 4, Garden Township, Post office, 1875-81.
Garden Grove Boone Same location as Garden. Post office, 1873-75.
Garfield Jones The name of the post office at the town of Oxford Junction from 1880 to 1884.
Garibaldi Keokuk A town laid out in 1858 in the northeastern part of the south section 15, German Township. Post office, 1861-81.
Garlock Pocahontas A post office on the east shore of the main part of Swan Lake from 1877 to 1883.
Garry Owen Jackson In the southern part of section 3, Butler Township. Post office, 1847-1900.
Gaston Fremont The former name of the present village of Percival. Gaston was a post office from 1853 to 1869.
Gatesville Buchanan In Section 18, Liberty Township, Post office, 1889-1900.
Gaunytown Davis See Chequest above.
Gear Madison A post office from 1879 to 1903 located in two or more places in Monroe Township, part of the time being in section 24.
Geeenvale Dallas In the northern part of Linn Township. Post office, 1859-97.
Gem Clayton In section 2, Marion Township. Post office, 1859-85.
Geneseo Cerro Gordo In the northern part of Geneseo Township. Post office, 1861-69.
Geneseo Tama A post office from 1888 to 1895 in Geneseo Township.
Geneva Benton A hamlet in western part of section 3, Big Grove Township, as shown on maps of 1862-75.
Geneva Muscatine A pioneer town of pretentions laid out in 1837 near the southwest corner of Sweetland Township, on the bank of the Mississippi, about three miles northeast of Muscatine. It came near being the first county seat. Post office, 1838 to 1841.
Genoa Wayne A village laid out in 1855 in the southwestern part of section 13, Monroe Township. Post office, 1850-1904.
Genoa Bluffs Iowa A town in the southeastern part of section 32 and southwestern of 33, Sumner Township. It was laid out in 1855 and in its early life was prosperous, at one time aspiring to he the county seat. Post office, 1859-1900. A garage is all that remains.
Georgetown Butler In the corners of West Point, Jackson, Ripley and Jefferson townships in the geographic center of the county. It was platted in 1857 and was intended to he the county seat, but never got beyond being a town on paper.
Georgetown Dubuque The pioneer name of the present hamlet of Holy Cross.
Georgetown Hardin A village in the southern part of the west section 14, of Hardin Township, or about one and one-half miles west of the business section of the city of Iowa Falls. Platted in 1856.
Georgetown Monroe A village in section 22, Guilford Township. Post office, 1852-1908.
German City Woodbury A hamlet and post office (1886-1903) in the eastern part of Willow Township. A church and a few houses still remain.
Giard Clayton A town in the northwestern part of section 35, Giard Township. Platted in 1871. The post office was established in 1854. The coming of the nearby railroad created another village to the north now called by the same name. A few residences remain in the old town.
Gibraltar Lyon A post office in 1869 to 1871 in the northwest corner of Sioux Township, the northwest corner of the state.
Gilbert Polk A town incorporated in 1882, occupying all of section 12, Township 78, Range 24, north of the Des Moines River, now included in the southeastern part of the city of Des Moines.
Gilbert Scott The name of the village from the 1850's to the 1890's which occupied the site of the present city of Bettendorf.
Gilberttown Scott A name commonly applied to the village of Gilbert, which see above.
Gilead Adair In section 36, Washington Township. Post office, 1900.
Gillespie Benton In Eldorado Township. Post office, 1889-93.
Gilmantown Floyd A post office in 1855 to 1857 in the northwestern part of Floyd Township.
Gilpin Madison A post office from 1885 to 1888 in section 1, Union Township.
Glade Worth A former railroad station and post office, previously called, Polo Station, which see below. Glade was the name of the post office from 1900 to 1904.
Glassnevin Dubuque In section 14, Liberty Township, Post office, 1855-59.
Glen Dale Muscatine A post office in Muscatine County from 1850 to 1851, but the location not found.
Glen Roy Howard A pioneer village on the Upper Iowa River about two miles northwest of the present town of Lime Springs. On the establishment of the railroad station of Lime Springs in 1868 its post office for a few years was called Glen Roy to distinguish it from the old town.
Glendale Scott The name of a post office from 1839 to 1841 at or near the present town of Buffalo.
Glenmary Worth Laid out as a town in 1857 in the northeast quarter of section 24 Brookfield Township. Never had but one house.
Glenn's Clarke In the southeastern part of Franklin Township. Post office, 1851-65.
Goddard Jasper A station on the former Newton & Northwestern Railroad in the northeast corner of section 29, Sherman Township.
Godfrey Wapello A post office from 1872 to 1874 in the southern part of Richland Township, at or near the later place called Keb, which see below.
Golden Prairie Delaware In section 5, Hazel Green Township. Post office, 1870-81.
Gomersal Benton In northern part of Big Grove Township. Post office, 1858-64.
Gopher Osceola A post office from 1872 to 1895 shown on the maps to have been part of the time in the northwestern part of Baker Township and part of the time in the northeastern part of Goewey Township.
Gopher Station Guthrie See Wilmington below.
Goshen Ringgold A village in the northeastern part of Grant Township, and for a while a station on the Humeston branch of the C B & Q Railroad. Diagonal grew up about a mile east of Goshen, causing Goshen's decline. Post office, 1872-89.
Goshen Story A post office (1854-58) in the northeastern part of section 21, Indian Creek Township.
Gosport Marion Laid out in 1853 as New Town, but name changed a few years later to Gosport. It was in the center of Washington Township, and for some years was a busy village. Post office, 1854-1905.
Gowando Marshall A post office in 1860 and 1861 in the southeastern part of Marion Township.
Gower's Ferry Cedar A post office formerly called Cedar River, which see above. It had the name of Gowcr's Ferry from 1849 to 1859 when it was removed to the east side of the river and the name changed to Cedar Bluff.
Grace Hill Washington A village in the northwestern part of section 31, Franklin Township. Post office, 1889-1904.
Graceville Guthrie In the northwestern part of Baker Township, as shown on maps of 1887.
Graham Johnson The former name of the present railroad station of Digby on the C R I & P branch between Iowa City and Elmira.
Grainville Wayne The former name of the present village of Harvard. Grainville was also the name of the post office from 1876 to 1882.
Grand Gulf Benton In the Southeast quarter of section 17, Taylor Township. Surveyed in 1854. Now included in the northwestern part of the city of Vinton.
Grand Meadow Clayton The former name of the present railroad station and village of Ridley.
Grand River Wayne A post office (1851-72) in the southwestern part of Grand River Township, at or near the location of the present town of Lineville.
Grand View Madison Laid out as a town in 1855 in section 22, Monroe Towmship. It never had but two small buildings, and soon was abandoned. Two years later, or in 1857, another town named Grand View was laid out in the north part of section 27, Lee Township. It was ambitiously planned, but died before building began.
Grange Woodbury A post office (1877-78) in section 5, Grange Township.
Grant Wright The name first given to the present city of Clarion when it was made the county seat in 1855 and until 1868, when it became Clarion.
Grantville Allamakee In the eastern part of Ludlow Township. Post office, 1860.
Granville Mahaska A town in the southwestern part of section 1, Richland Township. Post office, 1853-83.
Gravity Taylor A country post office by this name existed a mile or two west of the present town of Gravity, except two short intermissions, from 1855 until the coming of the railroad in 1882 and the establishment of the town.
Gray's Creek Monroe A post office in the southwestern part of Pleasant Township from 1851 to 1859.
Great Oak Palo Alto A post office (1866-76) in the southwest corner of section 35, Emmetsburg Township, on the west side of the West Fork of Des Moines River.
Greeley's Grove Buchanan In section 11, Hazleton Township. Post office, 1854-57,
Green Wapello A past office (1851-59) slightly north of the center of Green Township.
Green Bay Clarke A village on the south line of section 30 and the north line of section 31, Green Bay Township. Post office, 1863-93.
Green Bay Lee A post office in the southeastern part of section 9, Green Bay Township. It ran for a few months in 1861, and again from 1834 to 1859.
Green Bush Warren A village in the southeast corner of section 31, Greenfield Township, and in the northeast corner of the west section 6 of Washington Township, or about one mile northwest of the present town of Spring Hill. The post office of Green Bush ran from 1850 to 1854 when the name was changed to Fort Plain, which see above.
Green Castle Greene In the southwestern part of Washington Township near the North Raccoon River, as shown on maps of 1857 to 1862.
Green Castle Johnson A village in the southwest corner of section 31 and the northwest corner of section 6, Madison Township. It was platted in 1856.
Green Castle Marshall A village laid out in 1857 in section 8, Green Castle Township, about one mile southeast of the present town of Ferguson.
Green Hill Delaware In Delhi Township. Post office, 1854-57.
Green Mountain Marshall Platted as a village in 1855 in the northwest corner of section 16, Marion Township, On the coming of the Great Western Railroad in 1883 the village was removed about one mile north to its present location.
Green Tree Scott See Green Tree Tavern below.
Green Tree Tavern Scott A post office (1878-83) in the northern part of the west section 4, Davenport Township, five miles north and one mile west of the city of Davenport. It continued as Green Tree from 1883 to 1903.
Green Valley Decatur In the southeast corner of section 12, Richland Township. Post office, 1871-89.
Greencastle Jasper A town in the northern part of section 14, Poweshiek Township, platted in 1855, and prosperous in its day. Post office, 1857-1900. A few houses still there.
Greene Center Iowa In the south central part of Greene Township. Post office, 1889-1900.
Greenops Greene Near the central part of Kendrick Township, as shown on maps of 1855 to 1857.
Greensides Webster A post office from 1869 to 1873 in the northern part of Elkhorn Township, about five miles south and one mile west of Fort J Judge.
Greenville Black Hawk An ephemeral town in Spring Creek Township.
Greenville Lucas A post office from 1853 to 1861 in the eastern part of Washington Township.
Greenville Poweshiek A town laid out in 1849. It was a rival of the original town of Brooklyn and adjacent to it on the west. Both went into the discard when the Rock Island railway came through.
Greenwood Chickasaw In the northwestern part of Bradford Township, as shown on maps of 1868 and 1869,
Greenwood Grundy In the northeastern part of Clay Township. Post office, 1871.
Greenwood Polk A hamlet and post office in the southeast corner of section 32, Douglas Township, as shown on maps of 1861 to 1886.
Greenwood Center Kussuth A post office in the southern part of section 21, Greenwood Township, from 1870 to 1881.
Greenwood Park Polk A town incorporated in 1881 occupying the south half of section 8, all of 7 and all of 18 north of the Raccoon River, all in township 78, range 24, but now included in the southwestern part of the city of Des Moines.
Gregg Johnson In the eastern part of section 14, Monroe Township. Post office, 1879-99.
Gresham Black Hawk On north line of section 12, Bennington Township. Post office, 1885-89.
Greys Greene In central part of Cedar Township, as shown on maps of 1868 and 1869.
Griffin Boone In the western part of section 8, Harrison Township. Post office, 1897-1900.
Griffinsville Appanoose An embryo village in southern part of section 23, Independence Township. Postoffice, 1869-1900.
Grove Audubon In southeastern part of Exira Township. Post office, 1873-85.
Grove Humboldt The name of the present village of Arnold previous to 1900. Grove was a post office from 1893-1900.
Grove Taylor Listed as a post office in Taylor County from 1855 to 1856, but the location not found.
Grove Woodbury A place near the northwest corner of Willow Township, as shown on maps of 1878.
Grove City Cass In the southwestern part of section 11, Grove Township, about three miles east of the present city of Atlantic. Platted in 1856. The coming of the railroad and the making of a station where the city of Atlantic now stands, ended Grove City's career. Post office, 1865-69. Its first post office was called Turkey Grove, which see below.
Grove Creek Delaware In section 33, Union Township. Post office, 1854. Soon after removed into Jones County.
Grove Creek Jones A post office from 1850 to 1880 on the north line of section 4, Castle Grove Township.
Grove Hill Bremer In section 15, Franklin Township. Post office, 1859-1903.
Groveland Adair In section 28, Grove Township. Post office, 1870-85.
Grunwald Lucas The name of the post office from 1915 to 1923 at the present town of Williamson.
Grytte Winnebago A post office from 1897 to 1900 in the southwest corner of sectioo 36, Logan Township.
Guinnville Benton In the southeastern part of the northeast quarter of section 30, Iowa Township. Plaited in 1850. Post office, 1856-61. On the laying out of Belle Plaine in 1860 this village declined.
Gurley Cass In section 5, Pymosa Township. Post office, 1865-69.
Guss Taylor A post office (1883-1907) in section 14, Nodaway Township.
Guthrie Guthrie The name of the post office at Menlo for the first few months of its existence.

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Hackberry Floyd Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Floyd County from 1869 to 1871, but not found on maps of that period.
Hackney's Grove Warren A post office (1852-53) at or near the later post office of Handsome View, which see below.
Hagerty Dickinson In the northern part of Westport Township. Post office, 1893-1903.
Hale Kussuth See Saint Joseph below.
Hale City Jones The name by which the present village of Hale is shown on the maps of the early 1880's.
Hale Village Jones The name of the post office at the present village of Hale from 1872 to 1883.
Halfway Prairie Monroe A post office in the western part of Pleasant Township from 1849 to 1875.
Hall Davis The name of the post office at Chequest for a brief period around 1885.
Hall Creek Monona A post office from 1872 to 1874 in section 29, Spring Valley Township.
Hamaker's Marion A post office in the southern part of section 2, Liberty Township, as appears on maps of 1868 and 1869.
Hamerville Buchanan In section 33, Homer Township, Post office, 1897-1900.
Hamlin Audubon In sections 1 and 2, Hamlin Township. Laid out in 1872. It was beautifully located, had a hotel, several stores, residences, etc., was defeated for the county seat in 1873 and soon declined.
Hamlin Woodbury A post office (1867-69) in Sloan Township.
Hamlin Grove Audubon In southeastern part of Exira Township. Post office, 1855-71,
Hammondsburgh Warren A hamlet on the line between sections 11 and 14, Otter Township, a little west of the midway part of the line, and about two and one-half miles northwest of the present town of Milo. Post office, 1851-79.
Hancock Center Hancock The local pioneer name of the village of Concord.
Handsome View Warren A post office (1853-59) slightly east of the center of Squaw Township. See Hackney's Grove above.
Hanover Allamakee In section 31, Hanover Township. Post office, 1875-85.
Hanover Polk Listed in Index Plat Directory to Towns, etc., in Polk County, by George A. McVicker, 1884, as an obsolete town in Polk County, but its location not found.
Happy Corners Plymouth The local name in the 1880's of the hamlet now known as Neptune, in the southern part of Stanton Township.
Happy Hollow Wapello A post office (1870-77) at or near the location where later appeared Shock's Station, which see below.
Happy Hollow Wayne A hamlet about two miles east of Harvard in the years around 1900, principally occupied by coal miners.
Harbor Davis A post office from 1857 to 1863 in section 35, Soap Creek Township, about one mile northwest of the present village of Belknap.
Harbor Station Guthrie In the southeastern part of Jackson Township on the overland stage route in the late 1850's and early I860's.
Harder's Corner Page Listed in the U. S. Official Register from 1856 to 1860 as a post office in Page County, but the location not found.
Hardin Allamakee In the extreme southwest corner of Franklin Township and partly in Clayton County, on the military road from McGregor to Fort Atkinson. A town of importance. Began to be settled in 1848 and was platted in 1854. Post office, 1851-05.
Hardin Clayton In the northwest comer of section 6, Monona Township. Partly in Allamakee County, which See.
Hardin Greene A post office and the virtual county seat for a year or two before Jefferson was established in 1855, as William Phillips had become both postmaster and county judge there and held court there. It was located four miles southeast of the present site of Jefferson in the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 22, Grant Township, near Hardin Creek.
Hardin City Hardin A town inside the big bend of the Iowa River in section 7, Clay Township. It was platted in 1854 and for several years was the most prosperous place in the county. Post office, 1855-81.
Harmon's Switch Boone The present town of Jordan was called by this name for a while.
Harmony Jefferson In the northern part of Cedar Township. Post office, 1852-59.
Harmony Taylor Listed from 1868 to 1871 as a post office in Taylor County, but the location not found.
Harpersville Davis See Stringtown below.
Harris Grove Harrison A post office (1863-67) first in Section 14, LaGrange Township, and later moved to one or more locations in the township before it was discontinued.
Harrisburg Mahaska Laid out as a town in 1843 on the same site as later appeared the town of Rochester, which see below. Harrisburg was never developed.
Harrisburg Van Buren A hamlet of brief existence established about 1840 in Harrisburg Township, and thought to have been near the center of the township,
Harrisburg Van Buren Another hamlet by this name in a very early day was laid out on the opposite side of the Des Moines River from Farmington, but its existence was brief.
Harrisburg Washington A town laid out in 1855 in section 14, Highland Township. It proved short-lived.
Harrison Guthrie In the southwestern part of Union Township, as appears on maps of 1878.
Harrison Harrison In the central part of Harrison Township. Post office, 1867-69.
Harrison Louisa A town started in about 1837 in the south section 23, Port Louisa Township, on the east bank of the Iowa River and about a mile and a half northeast of Wapello. It was expected by its builders that it would be the county seat. It still has a few dwellings. Post office, 1840-57.
Harrison Madison A post office from 1900 to 1905 near the center of Webster Township.
Harrison Pottawattamie A post office (1879-81) near the southwest corner of Boomer Township.
Harrisonville Marion Laid out In 1864 in the southeast quarter of the, north section 32, Clay Township, about one mile north of the present village of Durham, but never built up.
Hartford Des Moines In central part of Danville Township, Post office, 1841-51.
Hartland Marshall A post office from 1890 to 1900 three miles south of Marietta.
Hartland Worth A post office which occupied, during its existence, from 1860 to 1875, two or three different locations in the northwestern part of Hartland Township. There is still a Hartland store and creamery in that township.
Hartwick Delaware A village in the northwestern part of section 30, Delhi Township, Laid out in 1858. Post office, 1853-61.
Harvard Wayne A former village and station on the C R I & P Ry about five miles east of Allerton.
Harvev's Point Polk A post office (1850-52) in Clay Township.
Harvey Mills Dallas A post office in Linn Township in 1881.
Harvey's Mills Jefferson In the northern part of section 20, Penn Township. Post office, 1868-73.
Harwell Cedar In section 4, Springfield Township. Post office, 1854-63.
Haskalia Webster A proposed town on the Illinois Central near the present town of Judd.
Hatch Kussuth A post office in the southwestern part of section 32, Lott Creek Township, from 1871 to 1875.
Hatton Polk See Polk County list, Vol. XVIII, p. 61. Hatton was the name of the post office at the village and railroad station of Kelsey, for which see same page.
Hauntown Clinton The name of the village where was located Elk River Post Office. For years the village maintained a store, mill, distillery, etc.
Havanna Greene In the northwestern part of Kendrick Township, near the North Raccoon River, as shown on maps of 1857 to 1862.
Haven Tama The name of the village and post office (1870-1903) previously known as Eureka, which see above.
Hawkeye Des Moines In western part, of Huron Township. Post office, 1845-63.
Hawkeye City Union Laid out in section 11, Douglas Township, as told by Colby's Atlas of 1876, but never built up.
Hawthorne Montgomery A former village and C., B. & Q. railroad station about one-half mile south of the present village of McPherson. Hawthorn was the name of its post office from 1871 to 1892, when it was changed to Hawthorne, and was discontinued in 1908 after the railroad was located farther to the north.
Hayes Adams In section 15, Lincoln Township. Post office, 1881-1903,
Hazard Cherokee The former name of the present town of Meriden. Post office, 1869-75.
Hazel Dubuque In section 7, White Water Township, Post office, 1885.
Hazel Green Delaware In section 12, Hazel Green Township. Post office, 1856-1900.
Hazel Green Hardin A town platted in 1855 in section 5, Clay Township, but never got beyond a town on paper.
Hazen Lee A station on the old Chicago, Fort Madison & Des Moines (now the C B & Q) Railroad, in section 17, Washington Township.
Hazleton Buchanan This village began in 1853 in the southwestern part of section 11, Hazlcton Township, and flourished there until 1873 when the B. C. R. & N. was built one mile west of it. Soon thereafter the town was removed to the railroad.
Heath Tama A post office (1859-01) in the southwestern part of Carlton Township.
Heaton Madison A post office from 1858 to 186l in section 33, Lee Township.
Hedge Iowa A post office (1881-1900) in the north central part of Dayton Township.
Hedge's Grove Cass In section 10, Union Township. Post office, 1859.
Hedrolante Van Buren A hamlet in existence in 1840 in or near section 22, Des Moines Township, about five miles southwest of Keosauqua.
Helena Tama A town in the southeast corner of section 9 and the southwest corner of section 10, Richland Township.  Post office, 1850-90.
Hempstead Dubuque The common name in earlier times of the present village and railroad station of Fillmore. The post office of the village was Fillmore from the start, I851, until its discontinuance in 1903.
Henderson Lucas A post office from 1860 to 1872 in section 20, Warren Township.
Henderson Prairie Clayton In the northwestern part of Grand Meadow Township. Post office, 1865-69.
Henn Monroe Listed as a post office in Monroe County from July 16, 1856, to October 6, 1856, but its location not found.
Hennes Mahaska Listed as a post office in Mahaska County from 1884 to 1887, but the location not found.
Henshaw Taylor A post office (1899-1903) on the south line of section 17, Nodaway Township.
Henton Mills The former name of the present railroad station and village of Folsom.
Hentonville Mills The name of the post office (1879-86) at Henton, which see above.
Herdland Clay In section 14, Herdland Township. Post office, 1881-97.
Hesperian Webster The name of the post office at what is now Burnside from 1858 to 1882, also see Buchanan above.
Hiawatha Monona A post office from 1882 to 1885, and from 1892 to 1894 in Jordan Township.
Hibbsville Appanoose Near the northeast corner of Franklin Township. It was laid out in 1852 and prospered as a village until the coming of nearby railroads. Post office, 1854-1900.
Hickory Van Buren The name of the post office (1858-82) at the village of Independent, which see below.
Hickory Grove Clarke In the northern part of Liberty Township, as shown on maps from 1855 to 1862.
Hickory Grove Jackson In the western part of section 32, Bellevue Township, Post office, 1851-67.
Hickory Grove Monroe The name of the post office from 1876 to 1883 at what is now the village and railroad station of Hickory.
Hickory Grove Scott A post office (1839-45) in the central part of Hickory Grove Township.
Hickory Point Clarke In the northwestern part of Liberty Township, as shown on maps from 1855 to 1856.
Higginsport Dubuque In the southeastern part of Washington Township. A post office existed there for a time in the 1830's, according to Goodspeed's History of Dubuque County, page 489.
Higginsport Jackson In the western part of Van Buren Township. Post office, 1853-89.
High Creek Fremont In section 30, Locust Township. Post office, 1871-1900.
High Grove Clayton Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Clayton County from 1855 to 1860, but not found on maps of that period.
High Lake Emmet A town in the northwest quarter of section 20, High Lake Township. Laid out in 1881. Post office, 1869-97.
Highbrier Decatur In the southern part of Eden Township, as shown on maps of 1887.
Highland Clayton A small hamlet near the western part of Highland Township. Post office, 1855-1900.
Highland Union Laid out in 1855 in section 25, Highland Township, near the center of the county. It grew rapidly, contested for the county seat, but when Afton won it in 1857, it was soon deserted.
Highland City Pocahontas One of the names by which the town of Old Rolfe, which see below, was known in its early existence.
Highland Grove Jones A post office in section 30, Fairview Township, from 1852 to 1875.
Highland Park Sioux . A place in section 12, Eagle Township as appears on maps of 1900.
Hillsboro Louisa About three-fourths of a mile north of the business section of the present town of Columbus Junction and now embraced within the limits of that town. It was on the west bank of the Iowa River, was laid out in 1842 and was quite a shipping point. It was sometimes called Toddville. Its post office (1857-59) was Altona.
Hillsdale Mills A former railroad station and village four miles east and two miles south of Glenwood. It still contains a few houses.
Hilltown Appanoose In the southern part of section 10, Wells Township, one-half mile from the state line. A former hamlet dependent on milling and coal mining. Known on the records as Pleasant View, with a post office named Wells Mills.
Hilton Monroe A coal mining town in the northeastern part of Monroe Township. Post office, 1880-1907.
Hinkletown Iowa Name of the hamlet at the location of the post office of Foote, which see ahove.
Hires Grove Buena Vista In the northwest corner of Grant Township. Post office, 1875.
Hirondelle Worth A post office (1880-1900) in the eastern part of Section 33 Danville Township, about one mile east of the present town of Hanlontown.
Hitesville Butler In section 19, Ripley Township. Post office, 1871-1900.
Hobart Kussuth The former name of the present village and railroad station of Hobarton. Hobart was the name of the post office from 1892 to 1903.
Hodge Wayne A station on the C R I & P Ry between Allerton and Clio. Post office, 1884-98.
Hogansville Dubuque The pioneer name of the post office (1847-65) at the location where later grew up the present town of Epworth,
Hohenzollern Crawford In section 23, Morgan Township. Post office, 1893-97.
Holaday's Adair In section 27, Jefferson Township. Post office, 1855-97.
Hollandale Winnebago A post office from 1897 to 1902 in section 24, Grant Township.
Hollenback Linn A post office in Linn County in 1848 as evidenced by correspondence quoted in History of Linn County, by L. A. Brewer and B. L. Wick, Vol. I, pp. 82-3. Believed to have been at the present location of the town of Palo.
Holley Plymouth A post office (1879-85) in the eastern part of Johnson Township, formerly named Rosbach, which see below.
Hollidaysberg Monroe An embryo village in Urbana Township in pioneer times.
Holman Osceola Former name of the present village and railroad station of Allendorf. Holman was the name of the post office from 1879 to 1884.
Holmstad Montgomery The name by which the present town of Stanton was first known when it was established in 1870, but which it retained but a short time.
Holt Taylor A post office from 1860 to 1892 and again from 1898 to 1903 in the northwestern part of section 33, Holt Township.
Homan Tama A place in the central part of Howard Township, as shown on maps of 1868 and 1869.
Home Van Buren A post office (1849-82) on the east side of the southeast quarter of section 20, Des Moines Township.
Homes Hamilton A town in the southwestern part of section 6, Webster Township, on the Webster County line. In 1853 it was made the county seat of the then Webster County, which embraced what is now both Webster and Hamilton counties. The town was platted in 1854 and became a post office the same year. It grew rapidly and for a short time was the most important town in that section of the state. The post office was discontinued in 1915. Still a neighborhood center.
Honey Creek Clayton In the northern part of Ledomillo Township. Post office, 1857-63.
Honey Grove Cedar Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Cedar County from 1855 to 1859, bat not found on maps of that period, but thought to have been in Gower Township.
Hook's Point Hamilton A hamlet in the northeastern part of section 6, Marion Township. Post office, 1865-75.
Hoosier Grove Linn A post office from 1849 to 1857 at or near where the present town of Ely is located.
Hoosier Mills Linn The name by which the village of Troy Mills was first known.
Hoosier Point Benton In the northeast quarter of section 34, Polk Township. Later called Marysville, which see below.
Hope Farm Louisa A hamlet a short distance east of the later village of Cairo, which see above. Post office, 1840-55.
Hopewell Mahaska A post office (1851-77) in the northeast comer of section 34, Monroe Township, on the west side of North Skunk River and a short distance north of the mouth of Middle Creek. Maps of 1855 and 1856 locate a place called Mount Vernon at or near this point.
Hopkins Grove Polk A post office (1850-56) in the central part of Madison Township.
Hoprig Emmet A hamlet in the southern part of Jack Creek Township. Post office, 1885-1914.
Horace Audubon In section 17, Greeley Township. Post office, 1879-93.
Horn Jasper In section 23, Malaka Township. Post office, 1869-89.
Hornbuckles Point Boone On west bank of Des Moines River about three miles above Elk Point. Shown on maps from 1862 to 1868.
Horton Bremer In sections 20 and 27, Polk Township. Platted in 1856, Quite prosperous until after the nearby railroad was built. Post office, 1857-1903.
Hoskins Woodbury A post office from 1875 to 1886 and from 1891 to 1902 in section 33, Concord Township.
Hotona Tama A post office in the southeast Comer of section 4, Richland Township, on the south side of the Iowa River, as shown on maps of 1875.
Howard Howard Given on maps from 1875 to the early 1880's in connection witli Busti as Howard Busti Post Office, about one mile north of the location of the present town of Elma, but later given in the eastern part of Howard Township.
Howard Tama A post office during 1868 in section 2, Howard Township.
Howard Center Allamakee In section 18, Lafayette Township. Platted in 1854, adjoining Milton on the north.
Howard Center Howard A village platted in 1850 located in the southwest corner of section 24, Howard Center Township. It was the county seat from 1857 to 1858. Post office, 1857-93.
Howardville Floyd In the western part of Cedar Township, on the Little Cedar River. Post office, 1859-69.
Howsier Harrison Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1857 as a post office in Harrison County, but not found on the maps of that period.
Hoyt Adams In section 27, Douglas Township. Post office, 1889-1900,
Hudsen Muscatine A place shown on maps from 1845 to 1857 at or near the present town of Atalissa.
Hugo Jackson In section 7, Butler Township. Post office, 1900.
Hull Boone On the east line of section 19, Colfax Township, some two miles northeast of the present town of Luther. Post office, 1873-75.
Humboldt Humboldt A post office established in 1864 in the southwestern part of section 7, Avery Township, southwest of the Des Moines River. The name was changed to Park Grove, which see below.
Humbug Town Poweshiek See Ottawa City below.
Hummaconna Monroe A post office (1874-99) in the central part of section 22, Urbarnna Township.
Hungarian Settlement Decatur A village in the northeastern part of New Buda Township. See maps of 1855-57.
Huntsville Polk A town in very early times in sections 36, Jefferson Township, about one and one-half miles west of the Des Moines River, as stated in McVicker╞s Index Plat Directory to Towns, etc., in Polk County, 1884.
Huron Des Moines In the east section 10 of Huron Township, located on Huron Chute of the Mississippi River. It was started in 1847, grew and had good prospects, but was obliterated by a flood in 1851.
Hurston Johnson In the northern part of Jefferson Township, as shown on maps of 1856 and 1857.
Husam Scott A post office in Blue Grass Township, from 1882 to 1883.
Hustons Keokuk In section 10, Lafayette Township, as shown on maps of 1867.
Hyde Winneshiek A post office (1886-89) in section 19, Frankville Township.
Hynes Monroe A coal mining town three miles southeast of the present village of Avery. Post office, 1899-1910.

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Icaria Adams In section 31, Prescott Township, A village two miles east of the present city of Corning. Post office, 1855-57.
Iconium Appanoose At the center of section 5, Chariton Township. Platted in 1854 and a prosperous village until railroads came nearby. Post office, 1853-1903,
Ida Ida The pioneer name of the present city of Ida Grove. The post office was Ida from 1859 to 1878.
Idaho Hardin A post office in section 17, Grant Township, from 1876 to 1880.
Idlewild Buchanan A post office from 1889 to 1893 in the northeast corner of section 29, Westburg Township.
Illinois Grove Marshall A post office (1867-81) in section 8, Liberty Township.
Illyria Fayette In section 4, Illyria Township. Post office, 1851-1900.
Incline Boone In section 23, Yell Township, on the Des Moines River. A coal mining village. Post office, 1893-1900.
Independence Decatur The first name given the present city of Leon, in 1833. The name was soon changed to South Independence, and to Leon in 1855.
Independence Madison The name for a short time in 1849 of the post office at the location that soon became Winterset.
Independence Center Jasper A post office in 1871 near the center of Independence Township, the successor of Dawson (see ahove) and the predecessor of Baxter, which see ahove.
Independent Van Buren The pioneer name of the present village and railway station of Selma. Independent was laid out in 1851.
Indian Creek Mills A post office from 1854 to 1859 in the eastern part of Indian Creek Township, a short distance northeast of the present village of Emerson.
Indian Prairie Van Buren The name of the post office (1843-53) at what later became the present village of Lebanon.
Indian Town Tama The earlier name of the village of Butlerville, which see above. Indian Town was also the name of the post office from 1854 to 1850.
Indian Village Johnson In the western part of Fremont Township near the east bank of the Iowa River, as shown on maps of 1868 and 1869.
Indiana Marion In the eastern part of Indiana Township, two miles south of the present village of Attica, as shown on maps of 1900.
Indianapolis Mahaska A village in the southeastern part of section 11, Monroe Township, laid out in 1845 and prosperous until the coining of nearby railroads in the 1870's. A few dwellings and a school house and church remain. Post office, 1850-1902.
Indiantown Cass Slightly northeast of the center of section 9, Cass Township, and about one mile west of the present town of Lewis. Settled by the Mormons in 1846.
Indiantown Chickasaw In the northern part of Richland Township, as shown on maps from 1856 to 1862.
Ingarts Ringgold See Ingart's Grove below.
Ingart's Grove Ringgold A post offiice (1860-83) in the southwestern part of section 3, Middle Fork Township. It continued as Ingarts until 1894.
Ingham Franklin In the northwestern part of section Hi, West Fork Township, Post office, 1867-75.
Ingleville Clay In the northern part of Clay Township. Post office, 1873.
Ingraham Mills A post office in Mills County from 1854 to 1859, but location not found.
Inland Cedar In the northeastern part of Inland Township. A trading village of some importance.  Post office, 1853-85.
Ioka Keokuk A town along the line between sections 28 and 33, Jackson Township, laid out in 1856. Post office, 1858-1902.
Iola Marion A hamlet in the southeastern part of the north section 31, Clay Township. Post office, 1854-81.
Iola Pottawattamie Laid out as a town in 1856 in the southwest corner of Valley Township and northwest corner of Center Township, but never built up.
Ione Iowa In the northern part of Greene Township. Listed as a post office in U. S. Official Register in 1854 and shown on maps as late as 1869.
Iowa Muscatine A place shown on maps from 1838 to 1856 on the bank of the Mississippi and on the east side of the mouth of Pine Creek.
Iowa Center Story A town laid out in 1855 in the southeastern part of section 9, and the southwestern part of section 10, Indian Creek Township, three miles north and one mile west of the present town of Maxwell. It was a prosperous town, the second largest in the county, until after the coming of nearby railroads. Occupying the geographical center of the state, it had aspirations for the state capital. A store and a few dwellings remain.  Post office, 1858-1913.
Iowa City Van Buren A place referred to on pages 427, 433, 434, Acts of the Legislative Assembly of Iowa Territory, session of 1838-39, evidently meaning what was soon after known as Iowaville, which see below.
Iowa Lake Emmet In section 13, Iowa Lake Township. Post office, 1873-97.
Iowa Town Louisa A trading point as early as 1837, found by the government surveyors in 1838 in section 28, township 73, range 2, just west of the Iowa Slough and on the south bank of the Iowa River.
Iowaville Van Buren A village on the west side of section 7, Village Township, and the north side of the Des Moines River, about one mile northwest of the present village of Selma. At one time in the 1860's it was prosperous, having some 200 inhabitants.
Iranistan Cass In the central part of section 8, Cass Township, about two miles west of the present town of Lewis. Laid out in 1853, being the first platted town of the county. Post office, 1855-57. Its post office for a while was called Cold Springs.
Irene Sioux A post office (1870-80) in the southern part of section 36, Sioux Township.
Irish Grove Lucas Listed in the 1852-53 U. S. Official Register as a post office in Lucas County, but not found on maps of that period.
Irish Grove Warren Another name for Dorrville, which see above.
Iron Hill Jackson A village in section 30, Farmer's Creek Township, platted in 1869. Post office, 1851-1910.
Irving Benton In the northwest quarter of section 6, Iowa Township. Established about 1860. A part of this busy village was over the county line to the west, in Tama County. The original village has disappeared. See Annals of Iowa, Vol. XV, pp. 530-41,
Irving Tama A village in the northeast corner of section 1, Salt Creek Township. A portion of the village was on the east side of the Benton County line. The original village is gone, although there is now a railway station and a village grown up near by, and also a post office, all bearing the name of Irving.
Irvington Kussuth The original town of this name was located about a half mile north of the present village and railroad station of Irvington. It was platted in 1850 and was a rival of Algona, bat declined shortly after the Civil War.
Irwin Audubon In southern part of section 1, Leroy Township. Post office, 1871-75.
Isabel Jackson Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Jackson County from 1859 to 1867, but not found on the maps of that period.
Isabell Jones A village at the intersection of sections 13, 14, 23 and 24, Jackson Township.  Post office, 1857-07.
Island Grove Butler In section 35, Madison Township. Post office, 1858-68.
Island Grove Emmet In the eastern part of Jack Creek Township. Post office, 1873.
Isted Winneshiek Listed as a post office in Winneshiek County from 1890 to 1895, but its location not found.
Iten Shelby An embryo town staked out some time in the early 1850's In section 4, Center Township, about three miles northeast of Harlan, on the West Nishnabotna River. It attained to one store, was a competitor for the county seat, but when that was settled in Harlan's favor in 1859, Iten vanished,
Iuka Lyon The former name of the present village and railroad station of Granite.
Iuka Tama The name by which the present city of Tama was known from its beginning in 1862 for a few years. Iuka was also the name of the post office from 1863 to 1860.
Ivanhoe Linn Laid out as a town in 1838, and found and noted by the government surveyors in 1841 on the line between sections 29 and 30, Franklin Township, on the north bank of the Cedar River. It was on the old Dubuque and Iowa City road and had a post office from 1845 to 1849.
Ives Johnson A post office at the railroad station of Elmira from 1892 to 1903.
Ives Palo Alto The name first given by the B C R & N Railroad to the station at West Bend, but name changed before the building of the town began.
Ivester Grundy In the southwest corner of section 15, Melrose Township. Post office, 1893-1903.
Ivevville Adams In section 31, Jasper Township. Post office, 1885-1903.

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Name County Location
Jack Creek Clarke Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide of 1893 as a post office in Clarke County, but not found on maps of that period.
Jackson Adair In section 5, Jackson Township. Post office, 1869-85.
Jackson Center Webster A post office (1879-89) a short way south of the center of Jackson Township.
Jackson Point Bremer Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1855 as a post office, but not found on maps of that period.
Jacksonville Chickasaw A village of importance in section 24, Jacksonville Township. Post office, 1857-85.
Jacksonville Clarke A village in the southeast corner of section 24, Liberty Township, as shown on maps of 1873.
Jacksonville Clayton The former name of the present town of Garnavillo. It was laid out in 1844, and the name changed to Garnavillo in 1846.
Jacksonville Des Moines A post office in the vicinity of Yellow Springs from 1839 to 1841.
Jacobs Poweshiek A switch for some years on the Montezuma branch of the Iowa Central railway in section 12, Washington Township. It had a post office from 1896 for several years and a store until about 1928.
Jamestown Howard A post office (1857-61) in the northwestern part of Jamestown Township near the present town of Riceville, which is on the west side of the county line.
Jamestown Scott A hamlet in the southeastern part of section 3, Buffalo. Township.  Post office, 1889-1904.
Jamestown Winneshiek See Trout River below.
Janesville Tama A place in the eastern part of Otter Creek Township about six miles east of Toledo, as shown on maps of 1850.
Janetown Keokuk A town in the southeastern part of section 33, Prairie Township, laid out in about 1885. Largely populated by coal miners' families.
Jasper Carroll In section 17, Jasper Township, on the North Coon River. The U. S. Official Register lists it as a post office in 1861 and it is carried on the maps from I860 to 1881.
Jasper City Jasper The name first given to what is now the town of Kellogg. It was platted in 1865 and the name changed to Kellogg in 1873.
Jeddo City Harrison A town platted in 1850, in section 12, Jefferson Township. A thriving village for a few years. Post office, 1856-67. It was revived again as Ojedo for a brief time in the early 1880's,
Jefferson Clayton The former name of a village in section 30, Millville Township, laid out in 1852, now appearing on maps as Graham,
Jefferson Dubuque In the southwestern part of Jefferson Township. Post office, 1857-67.
Jefferson Fayette The name of the post office at Otsego (which see below) in 1857 for a short time, after which the name of the post office followed the name of the town.
Jefferson Henry In section 22, Jefferson Township, as shown on maps of 1854 and 1857.
Jefferson City Bremer Pioneer name of the present town of Denver. Laid out in 1855. The post office at that place was named Breckenridge, which see above.
Jeffersonville Lee A village in the northwestern part of section Jefferson Townhip, on the C B & Q RR It was laid out in 1887, but failed to build up owing to its nearness to Viele. The post office, established before the village was platted, ran from 1850 with the exception of two short intermissions, until 1876.
Jehu Boone This post office is listed in the U. S. Postal Guide for 1885 as being in the county, but is not shown on maps.
Jenkins Center Mitchell A hamlet in the geographical center of Jenkins Township. Its post office was North Bend.
Jenks Taylor Another name in an early day for the present town of Conway. Jenks was the name of the post office from 1867 to 1870.
Jerico Chickasaw In the southwest corner of section 24, Jacksonville Township. Post office, 1889-1933.
Jerico Polk A place in the Southeastern part of Beaver Township, slightly west of Apple Grove post office, which see above, as shown on maps from 1855 to 1868.
Jeromeville Marshall Laid out in 1857 in section 26, township 84, range 18, but now included in the northeastern portion of the city of Marshalltown.
Jerusalem Grundy A hamlet in the southern part of section 34, Clay Township, near where the town of Beaman is now located, its post office being Wadaloup.
Jewell Mills A post office from 1874 to 1877 six miles east and one mile north of Glenwood.
Jobes Audubon In section 1, Audubon Township, Post office, 1877-1903.
Johns Post Office Appanoose Shown on maps 1856 in western part of the county.
Johnson Jones A village at the intersection of sections 23, 24, 25 and 20, Scotch Grove Township. A busy village in its day. Post office, 1833-80.
Johnson Settlement Kussuth Listed as a post office in Kossuth County in 1856, but the location not found.
Johnson's Grove Story A post office from 1877 to 1880 in the eastern part of Richland Township.
Johnsonsport Allamakee At the point of an important landing on the Mississippi. A town was laid out on the river front of the north half of section 15, Fairvicw Township, in 1850.
Johnsontown Jones The name most often given the village of Johnson, which see above.
Johnsonville Crawford In the southwestern part of Stockholm Township. Post office, 1900-03.
Johnston Post Office Appanoose In Southwestern part of Johns Township. Post office, 1859-63.
Jollyville Lee A village laid out in 1856 in the central part of section 7, Green Bay Township. Post office, 1859-73.
Jones Iowa A post office (1857-69) in section 5, Greene Township.
Jonesville Jones The name of the post office for a few mouths in 1840 at what afterward became Edinburg.
Joy Plymouth The name of a railroad station for a few years in the 1870's in the western part of Sioux Township.
Juan Washington A post office (1844-50) in the northwestern part of Marion Township, about five miles south of Washington.
Jubilee Black Hawk In southwestern part of section 26, Fox Township. Post office, 1881-1910.
Junction City Mills The name of the post office from 1870 to 1872 and of the village which later became East Plattsmouth, which see above.

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Kalo Junction Webster A station and hamlet on the main line and spur of the M & St L Railroad which extended to the town of Kalo and the coal mines about a mile distant. The neighboring community was also called Craig's Hollow.
Kane Pottawattamie The name of the post office at Kanesville, which see below, from 1818 to 1852, when it was changed to Council Bluffs.
Kanesville Pottawattamie The name from 1848 to 1853 of the present city of Council Bluffs. Also see Miller's Hollow below.
Kars Tama A post office from 1877 to 1880 in the southeastern part of Carlton Township.
Kasson Madison A post office from 1861 to 1905 in the southwestern part of Monroe Township.
Keb Wapello A place in section 34, Richland Township having a post office from 1891 to 1905.
Keeleroy Clayton In the northeastern part of Clayton Township on the Mississippi River about two miles ahove Clayton. Platted in 1848.
Keen Polk The name of the post office (1898-1905) at the old village of Saylorville.
Keensburg Keokuk Laid out as a town in section 4, Van Buren Township, in pioneer times, but never developed.
Keg Creek Pottawattamie Listed as a post office, in Pottawattamie County from 1874 to 1899, with some omissions, but its location not found.
Kelsey Polk A village and station on the C M & St P RR in section 31, Jefferson Township, about two miles north of Granger.
Kemigala Appanoose In Wells Township. Post office, 1903.
Kemling Pottawattamie A post office (1894-1901) in the southeastern part of Grove Township.
Kendrick Greene Near the central part of Kendrick Towship. Post office, 1863-67.
Kentner Carroll In section 21, Sheridan Township. A small village. Post office, 1893-1903.
Kentucky Grove Hamilton Listed as a post office in Risley (now Hamilton) County in the U. S. Official Register of 1851, but not found on the maps.
Keown Pottawattamie A post office (1890-1902) in the western part of York Township on Keg Creek.
Kerr Scott Listed as a post office in Seott County from 1881 to 1882, but its location not found.
Kesho Webster The former name of the present town of Calender. Kesho was the name of the post office from 1873 to 1877.
Kew Ringgold A former station and hamlet on the Humeston branch of the C B & Q Railroad about four miles east of Diagonal. It had a post office from 1882 to 1889.
Key Bremer In section 19, Franklin Township. Post office, 1877-97.
Kier Buchanan In section 22, Fairbank Township. Post office, 1867-1900.
Kimball Jasper The name of the post office at Jasper City (which see ahove) from 1866 to 1869, when the name was changed to Kellogg.
King Dubuque In the southern part of Section 21, Mosalem Township. Post office, 1861-1900.
Kings Union Listed us a post office in Union County from 1855 to 1860, but the location not found.
Kingsbury Grundy In the central part of Grant Township. Post office, 1880-85.
Kingston Linn The former name of what is now that portion of the city of Cedar Rapids west of the Cedar River.
Kingston City Linn The name of the post office at Kingston, which see above, from 1858 to 1866.
Kinisaw Tama A post office (1854-64) shown on the earlier maps in the western part of Salt Creek Township on the north side of the Iowa River about one mile southwest of the present town of Chelsea, but on later maps on the south side of the river and about two miles southeast of Chelsea.
Kirkwood Appanoose In central part of Sharon Township. Post office, 1873-1900.
Kirkwood Polk A post office (1858-64) in the eastern part of Webster Township, between Beaver Creek and the Des Moines River, and a mile or two northwest from their junction.
Kiron Crawford In the northwest corner of section 7, Stockholm Township. Founded about 1867. The coming of the railroad to that vicinity in 1899 caused the building of the present town of Kiron one mile west of the first Kiron, which eventually ended the life of the old village.
Kissemmee Calhoun This post office was near the north end of North Twin Lake.
Kline Des Moines In the southeastern part of Franklin Township, Post office, 1893-1900.
Klinger Bremer In the northeast corner of Section 35, Maxfield Township. Postoffice, 1889-1903.
Kniffin Wayne First, a country post office, and after the building of the railway in 1871, a station on the C R I & P in section 18, Walnut Township.  Post office, 1858-1903.
Knittel Bremer In section 10, Fremont Township, on Rand, McNally & Co.'s map of 1887, and in section 9, Maxfield Township, on Iowa Publishing Co.'s map of 1905. Post office, 1889-1903,
Knowlton Ringgold A town and railroad station about one and one-half miles northeast of the present town of Diagonal. Post office 1888-1919,  It still has a store and school.
Knox Black Hawk The name of the post office at Gilbertsville for a short time in 1855.
Knox Fremont A country post office from 1885 to 1903, located about four miles southwest of Sidney.
Kossuth Des Moines In the eastern section 30 of Yellow Springs Township, about a mile and a half east of the present town of Mediapolis. Previously called Yellow Springs, which see below.
Kossuth Center Kussuth A post office from 1858 to 1877 in the southwest corner of Section 4, Plum Township.
Krogness Lyon A hamlet and post office in section 9, Richland Township, as shown on maps of 1887.
Krum Jefferson The name of the post office from 1896 to 1899 at the village of Whitefield, which see below.

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Name County Location
La Grange Lucas A town in the southeastern part of section 25 and the northeastern part of 36, Cedar Township. It was laid out in 1852, was on the main line of the Western Stage Company and was a prosperous town until the railroad came through a mile to the south in 1866. Post office, 1855-82. A few scattered dwellings still remain.
La Grange Monroe A post office in the southwestern part of Wayne Township from 1851 to 1882. Site was changed to Lucas County in 1855.
La Harpe Clarke Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Clarke County in 1877 and 1878, but not found on maps of that period.
La Hoyt Henry The name of the post office (1881-1903) at the former C B & Q railroad station of Keteham between Mount Pleasant and Rome.
La Vega Des Moines In the central part of Washington Township. Post office, 1859-75.
La Yuba Hardin In the southeastern part of Etna Township near the site of the present village of Cleves. Post office, 1859-63.
Lacey Muscatine A post office (1860-71) in the eastern part of Pike Township.
Lackawana Webster A coal mining town laid out in 1876 on the east bank of the Des Moines River opposite where now stands the town of Lehigh.
Laconia Hancock In the central part of Erin Township, as shown on maps from 1863 to 1878.
Lactin Cedar In eastern part of Sugar Creek Township. Post office, 1853-57.
Lafayette Allamakee In the northern part of Section 2, Lafayette Township, on the Mississippi River about a mile above Chantry. It had a boat landing, sawmill and stores.
Lafayette Keokuk The name first given, but only for a short time, to the town of Lancaster, which see below.
Lafayette Linn A post office in section 28, Otter Creek Township, from 1846 to 1902.
Lafayette Louisa The name of the southern portion of Hillsboro, which see above. It was laid out in 1850, but now is included within the limits of the town of Columbus Junction.
Lafayette Marshall The former name of the present town of Albion. Lafayette was platted in 1852 and name changed to Albion in 1858. The post office was Albion from the Start.
Lafayette Polk A town in sections 3 and 10, Camp Township, on the north bank of the Des Moines River. A town of importance in 1849 and 1850.
Lahart Monroe A Coal mining town in the southern part of Union Township, shown on maps about 1910.
Lake Washington A post office (1860-65) in the northeastern part of Marion Township.
Lake Center Hamilton In the central part of Clear Lake Township. Post office, 1881.
Lake Prairie Marion A post office (1845-47) in the southern part of Lake Prairie Township, in the vicinity of the village of Amsterdam of the same date.
Lake View Palo Alto A post office (1872-83) in the western part of section 21, Silver Lake Township.
Lakeport Woodbury A post office from 1837 to 1838 and from 1889 to 1903 in section 21, Lake Fork Township.
Lakeside Emmet In the northeastern part of Emmet Township. Post office, 1881-93.
Lakevllle Dickinson A hamlet, business center and post office in the southwestern part of Lakeville Township. The hamlet was in existence from about 1870 to 1890.
Lanbrud Worth A hamlet and post office (1899-1902) in section 21, Silver Lake Township.
Lancaster Henry The name first given to the present village of Trenton when it was laid out In 1839, but which it kept only a year when it was changed to Trenton.
Lancaster Keokuk A town in the northeast portion of the east section 30, Lancaster Township, about six miles southeast of Sigourney. It was laid out in 1810 and in 1847 it became the county seat, retaining it until 1850, during which time it became a town of importance. It now has only a country store and a few scattered residences. Its post office ran from 1849 to 1904.
Landis Taylor A post office (1899-1902) in the southwest quarter of section 11, Polk Township.
Laneville Appanoose In southeastern part of section 29, Bellair Township. A coal mining town.
Langeitt Dallas Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide of 1893 as a post office in Dallas County, but not found on maps of that period.
Laporte Clarke In section 2, Madison Township. Post office, 1853-69.
Laredo Mahaska A post office (1857-65) in the eastern part of Black Oak Township.
Lark Allamakee In Taylor Township. Post office, 1881-89
Lark Worth A post office from 1884 to 1887 and again from 1889 to 1903 in the northern part of section 8, Fertile Township.
Larkin's Grove Hamilton In the northwestern part of section 24, Lyon Township, Post office, 1859-75,
Larland Audubon In eastern part of Melville Township.  Post office, 1893-1900.
Last Chance Lucas A post office from 1865 to 1888 in the western part of Union Township.
Latham Webster A place slightly northeast from the center of Deer Creek Township and on the west side of the Des Moines River, as shown on maps of 1878.  Post office, 1875 to 1879.
Latimer Warren A post office (1861-64) in the western part of Jackson Township.
Lattimer's Grove Poweshiek A stage station and settlement made in 1848 near the southwest comer of Grinnell township and about four miles southwest of the present city of Grinnell, The name was changed to Westfield about 1855. The place had a post office a few years.
Lavega Madison Laid out as a town in 1855 in the northwestern part of section 15, Grand River Township, adjacent to where the present town of Macksburg was later built, Lavega never materialized further than the platting.
Lawrence Fremont A post office in 1871 in the extreme northeast corner of Fisher Township.
Lawrence Mills The name by which the present railroad station of White Cloud was known for some time in the 1880's.
Lawrenceburg Warren A village located about midway of the north line of section 7, Virginia Township. Post office, 1857-79.
Le Claire Center Scott A post office from 1855 to 1856 in Le Claire Township.
Leabville Guthrie A post office in the southern part of Valley Township, established in 1879 but discontinued when the village of Montieth was started.
Lear Grundy In section 9, Beaver Township. Post office, 1900-03.
Learned Pocahontas A post office (1879-82) in section 36, Grant Township.
Leath City Adair In sections 20 and 21, Union Township. Plat filed in 1902.
Lebanon Appanoose In section 5, Lincoln Township, as shown on maps of 1857.
Lee Ringgold A post office (1898-1908) in section 20, Riley Township.
Lee Union A post office (1881-85) in the northeastern part of Lincoln Township.
Leetown Appanoose A coal mining town near Brazil.
Lefever Madison A post office from 1892 to 1894 in the southwestern part of section 31, Grand River Township.
Lelandsburgh Winnebago The name of the present village of Leland for a time. The post office was also Lelandsburgh from 1881 to 1885. On the founding of the place in 1880 it was called Benson Grove Station, but the name was soon changed to Lelandsburgh, and finally to Leland.
Lemont Adair In the southwestern part of section 31, Grove Township, as shown on maps of 1875-80, It never got farther than a town on paper.
Leo Fayette In the northern part of Illyria Township. Post office, 1855-09.
Leo Mitchell A village laid out in 1856 in the northeastern part of section 9 and the northwestern part of section 10, Burr Oak Township. The name of the post office was Cardiff.
Leona Appanoose Near the central part of section 2, Wells Township. Platted in 1858, but never built up.
Leona Johnson Listed in the 1857 U. S. Official Register as a post office in Johnson County, but not found on maps of that period.
Leonard Taylor A post office (1883-1903) in the southwest corner of section 11, Holt Township.
Leoni Butler Listed in U. S. Official Register as a post office in Butler County from 1855 to 1861, but not found on the maps.
Leota Sac A village platted in 1900 in section 10, Viola Township. Post office, 1890 to 1900l, except one brief intermission.
Leroy Bremer In section 13, Leroy Township. The post office for the village of Bremer Center, which see above. Post office, 1861-75.
Leroyville Audubon Sometimes called Le Roy Post Office. In northwestern part of section 24, Leroy Township. Post office, 1871-75.
Lerrdam Marion Laid out as a town in 1858 in the northeast quarter of the north section 23, Lake Prairie Township, on the south side of South Skunk River, four miles north of Pella. Never built up.
Lesan Ringgold A former railroad station on the C B & Q Railroad about five miles east of Mount Ayr. Post office, 1884-99, There is still a school, church and cemetery, and the place goes by the name of Lesanville
Lester Black Hawk In southwestern part of section 16, Lester Township, Post office, 1856-85.
Lewis City Mills A former name of the present village of Mineola, as appears on maps of 1881.
Lewisburg Wayne A village in the center of section 20, Clay Township. Post office, 1857-1902.
Lewiston Davis A post office for a period around 1845 at the cross roads about two miles north of Bloomfield on the Belknap road, on the southeast corner of the intersection in section 13, township 69 north, rangd 14 west.
Lewiston Winneshiek A town in the northeastern part of section 28, Washington Township, or about one mile north of Old Mission (which see below). It contended for the county seat in 1851, but failing in that, its existence was brief.
Lexington Jones The original name of the southwestern portion of the present city of Anamosa, later called Dublin.
Lexington Osceola A village platted in the early 1890's in section 8, Harrison Township.
Lexington Taylor A village in the southwestern part of Marshall Township, about five miles northeast of the town of Bedford. It was an aspirant for the county seat in the early 1860's,  Post office, 1857-64.
Lexington Van Buren A village established in 1838 in section 21, Washington Township, on the north side of the Des Moines River, about four miles above Bentonsport.
Lexington Washington A town laid out in 1865 in the southern part of section 8, Cedar Township. Post office, 1868-1905. It still has a ehurch and a few scattering houses.
Liberty Marshall Laid out in 1857 in section 27, Liberty Township. Post office, 1857-64.
Liberty Wright The former name of the present town of Goldfield, Liberty was platted in 1855. It was the county seat from 1858 to 1865.
Lick Creek Van Buren The name of the post office at Philadelphia, which see below, from 1849 to 1855.
Lightville Fayette The pioneer name of the present village of Lima. When it was platted in 1850 the name was changed to Volga City, but soon changed to Lima.
Likens Benton A post office in section 16, Polk Township, as shown on plat book of 1885.
Lilly Pocahontas A post office from 1897 to 1902 in section 11, Dover Township.
Lima Pottawattamie The former name of the present railroad station of Chautauqua some three miles east of Council Bluffs, as shown on maps of 1881.
Lime City Cedar In eastern part of section 16, Sugar Creek Township. A town created because of the lime industry. Post office, 1897-1903.
Lime Creek Cerro Gordo Listed in U. S. Official Register as a post office in Cerro Gordo County from 1869 to 1871, but not found on maps of that period.
Lime Creek City Winnebago See Mount Valley below.
Lime Springs Howard The original town of Lime Springs was a little over one mile north of the preseot town of that name, and was on both sides of the Upper Iowa River. A mill still operates there.
Limestone Des Moines Listed in U. S. Official Register as a post office in Des Moines County from 1854 to 1860, but not found on maps of that period.
Lincoln Grundy In the eastern part of Lincoln Township. Post office, 1889-1900.
Lincoln Polk See Andrews above.
Lincoln Center Grundy In the central part of Lincoln Township. Post office, 1869-75.
Lincoln Center Mitchell A post office from 1866 to 1867 in the central part of Lincoln Township.
Lindon Linn The name of the post office at New Lindon, which see below, from 1854 to 1861.
Lindville Monroe Listed as a post office in Monroe County in 1850, but location not found.
Link Hardin Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide of 1881 as a post office in Hardin County, but not found on the maps of that period.
Linn Cerro Gordo In the northern part of Geneseo Township. Post office, 1861.
Linn Dallas A post office in Linn Township in 1881.
Linn Lucas A post office in the early 1850's at or near the later town of La Grange.
Linn Grove Scott A post office (1853-59) in the central part of Sheridan Township.
Linnburg Webster A former village, principally occupied by coal miners, on the C & N W Ry about three miles east of the present town of Dayton.
Linndale Woodbury A post office (1863-64) a little southwest of the center of Liberty Township.
Linton Des Moines The early name of the present railroad station of Garland. Linton was a post office from 1847 to 1903.
Linwood Adair In section 3, Summit Township, as shown on maps of 1905.
Linwood Benton In southwestern part of Florence Township. Post office, 1850-63.
Linwood Scott A hamlet in section 24, Buffalo Township, Post office, 1880-89.
Listonville Woodbury A hamlet and post office (1872-77) a short distance north of the present town of Danbury.
Litchfield Taylor A post office (1858-72) in section 20, Grant Township.
Lithgow Cedar In section 22, Springfield Township.  Post office, 1851.
Lithopoilis Hardin The name of the post office at the present town of Steamboat Rock from 1856 to 1869.
Little River Decatur In the southern part of Eden Township. Post office, 1875-85.
Little Turkey Chickasaw In section 23, Utica Township. Post office, 1867-1903.
Littleton Buchanan In sections 9 and 10, Perry Township. A busy village on the Wapsipinicon River founded in 1856. Its post office was named Chatham from 1851 to about 1881 when it was changed to Littleton, but was finally discontinued about 1910.
Living Spring Pottawattamie A village in the southwestern part of Silver Creek Township. Post office, 1875-1908, except some suspensions.
Livingstone Appanoose In central part of Franklin Township. Post office, 1858-1900.
Livonia Cerro Gordo In section 18, Lake Township. This location, a short distance east of the east end of Clear Lake, was made the county seat in 1857, and a town began to grow up, but the county seat was taken away the next year.
Lizard Cedar In the northwestern part of section 20, Springfield Township, as shown on maps of 1857.
Lizard Pocahontas A post office (1868-72) which occupied two or three different locations in the central and northern part of Lizard Township.
Lockridge Jefferson A town laid out in 1837 at the common corner of Cedar, Round Prairie, Lockridge and Buchanan townships. It flourished as a business place for a time. It had a post office from 1852 to 1859.
Locust Hill Clayton Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Clayton County in 1859, but the name is not found on maps of that period.
Locust Lane Winneshiek The same as the present village of Locust. Locust Lane was the name of the post office from 1857 to 1883.
Lodo Mello Delaware A post office in the northeastern part of Honey Creek Township, as shown on maps of 1856.
Lodomillo Clayton Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Clayton County from 1853 to 1855, but the name not found on maps of that period.
Logansport Boone In section 14, Yell Township, on Des Moines River. Shown on maps of 1905.
Lombard Pocahontas Platted in 1872 as a village in section 32, Marshall Township, near the east side of Clear Lake. But little improvement was ever made there.
London Benton In southern part of Fremont Township. Post office, 1861-64. Name changed to Robin.
Lone Office Taylor A post office from 1857 to 1853. in Platte Township.
Long Creek Decatur In the southern part of Long Creek Township. Post office, 1871-75.
Long Creek Station Louisa The former name of the present railroad station of Bard.
Longview Van Buren A former railroad station and a post office in the 1880's in section 14, Union Township, about two miles west of Stockport.
Lore Dubuque In section 14, Center Township. Post office, 1885-97.
Loretto Warren Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide as a post office in Warren County in 1889, but the location not found.
Loring Polk A village and station on the former Newton & Northern Railroad in the north part of Washington Township. There is still a store there. Post office, 1905-10.
Losh's Mills Pottawattamie A hamlet on the West Nishnabotna River near the present town of Carson. Post office, 1871-75 and from 1878 to 1880.
Lossing Monona The name of the post office at the hamlet of Badger Lake (see above) from 1884 to 1901.
Lost Creek Mahaska A coal mining town in the western part of Harrison Township. Post office, 1896-1907.
Lost Island Palo Alto A post office (1871-79) near the southwest corner of section 30, Lost Island Township.
Lotts Humboldt A post office on the east line of section 13, Delana Township, as shown on maps of 1875. It Is shown on maps of 1857 as Lotts Creek.
Louden Mills A village for a few years in the period before the Civil War one-half mile north of where later stood the village of Hillsdale, which see above.
Louisa Center Louisa A post office (1863-65) on the road between Wapello and Columbus City, not far from the present railroad station of Bard.
Louise Black Hawk In southwestern part of section 19, Big Creek Township. Post office, 1893-1900.
Louisville Audubon In section 17, Exira Township. Platted in 1860 and for a few years was the busiest village in the county. Declined about 1874. Post office, 1873-75.
Louisville Fayette In the northern part of Bethel Township. Post office, 1851.
Louisville Wapello The name given Ottumwa when it was laid out in 1844, but which it kept but a brief time.
Lovington Polk Laid out in 1854 in the southeastern part of section 18, Webster Township, near the mouth of Beaver Creek. It had great expectations, but was short-lived.
Lowell Butler In section 28, Butler Township, on the Shell Rock River. Shown on the maps from 1881 to 1887,
Lowell Jackson A town platted in the 1810s one mile north of the business section of the present city of Maquoketa. Its existence was brief.
Lowther Station Howard Former name of the present village of Acme.
Loy Page A post office from 1883 to 1884 at or near the present town of York town.
Lozier Woodbury Listed as a post office from 1880 to 1882 in Woodbury County, but its location not found.
Lucas Muscatine A place shown on maps of 1845 in the southeastern part of Goshen Township, on the west bank of Cedar River.
Lucas Grove Marion A hamlet in the northwestern part of section 21, Union Township, about three miles north of the present railroad station of Donley. Post office, 1874-82.
Lucerne Wayne A post office (1860-67) in the eastern part of Riehman Township.
Lucky Valley Woodbury A settlement in sections 2 and 3, Grant Township, with a post office (1882-1903) by the same name.
Ludlow Allamakee In section 10, Ludlow Township. Post office, 1869-76
Luella Pocahontas A post office (1877-81) in the southwestern part of Cummins Township.
Luni Wright A post office (1858-88) at the center of Boone Township.
Lunsford Davis A post office from 1901 to 1908 at a coal mine in the south section 14, Wyaconda Township, near the Missouri line.
Lunus Webster A railroad station and village a short distance northeast of the center of Washington Township.
Lura Cass In the southern part of Grant Township. Post office, 1855-65.
Lutra Fayette The original name of the western or newer part of the present town of Elgin, Lutra was laid out in 1871 on the building of the railroad near the older portion of Elgin.
Lybrand Allamakee In section 15, Post Township. The village was platted in 1851, and was prosperous for a time. Post office, 1853-67.
Lydia Crawford The former name of the post office at the present town of Arion.
Lyndale Allamakee In the northwestern part of section 23, Center Township, Post office, 1900-1903.
Lynn Warren A post office (1855-72) in the southwest corner of section 3, Jefferson Township.
Lyons Clinton A village platted in 1837, which grew into a city, and in 1894 was included in the northern portion of the city of Clinton.
Lytle City Iowa A town in the central part of section 1, Fillmore Township. It was laid out in 1857, After the establishment of Parnell on the new C M & St P, Ry. in 1881, Lytle City's existence soon ended.

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Macedonia Pottawattamie The original hamlet of Macedonia was on the banks of the West Nishnabotna River, about three-quarters of a mile west of the present town of that name. It existed from about 1851 to 1880.
Maceville Lucas Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1859-61 as a post office in Lucas County, but not found on maps of that period.
Mackey Boone A hamlet in the northwest corner of section 22, Harrison Township. Post office, 1878-1903.
Mackey's Grove Boone Same as above. Post office, 1871-78,
Macks Carroll In section 16, Pleasant Valley Township. Post office, 1869-71.
Macksville Guthrie A post office from 1862 to 1868 about two miles east of the present town of Stuart.
Madison Jones A village in sections 20 and 21, Madison Township, laid out in 1850. Post office, 1855-73.
Madison Lee Lieut. Albert M. Lea in his ⌠Notes on Wisconsin Territory÷, 1836, and also on his map, gives the name Madison to what very soon after that date became Fort Madison.
Mahaska Mahaska The name of a post office at or near the present city of Oskaloosa in 1844. Mahaska post office was changed to Oskaloosa in that year.
Mahern Johnson In the northern part of Monroe Township. Post office, 1861-65.
Maida Guthrie In the western part of Seeley Township. Post office, 1863-65.
Makee Allamakee In section 18, Makee Township. Post office, 1853-67.
Mallory Shelby A village established in the 1870's in section 6, Greeley Township. After the coming of the Milwaukee Railway in 1882 it had a post office and a railway station for a few years, when they were both discontinued.
Malta Marshall A hamlet and station on the Iowa Central Railway in section 25, State Center Township. Post office, 1883-94.
Malton Plymouth A post office from 1870 to 1873 in the western part of Sioux Township, near the Big Sioux River.
Mammen Plymouth A post office (1898-1906) in section 29, Grant Township.
Manat Poweshiek A post office for a short time in 1884 at or near the location of the present railway station of Carnforth.
Manatheka Benton In sections 20 and 35, Polk Township. It was platted in 1857, was adjoining Marysville on the east and was considered an addition to that town.
Manchester Adair In section 3, Harrison Township.  Plat filed in 1855.
Manchester Allamakee Sometimes called Manchester Mills. In section 6, Franklin Township. The town was close to the Post Township line and to its sister town of Cleveland. The two towns made a milling center on the Yellow River. Platted in 1859.
Mangoldville Delaware In Hazel Green Township, Post office, 1864-60.
Manhattan Keokuk A post office from 1860 to 1900, in the Southeastern part of the east section 3, Lancaster Township, on the north side of South Skunk River.
Mansfield Lucas A hamlet or place shown on maps of 1868 and 1869 in the northern part of White Breast Township.
Manteno Shelby A village platted in 1856 in the northeastern part of section 18, Grove Township, on Mill Creek.  Post office, 1856-58.
Manti Fremont On the line of Fisher and Walnut Townships, and about two miles west of the Page County line. Post office, 1855-73.
Mantua Monroe A post office in the central part of Mantua Township from 1852 to 1854.
Maple Cherokee In the northern part of Afton Township, as shown on maps of 1878.
Maple Grove Madison A post office in the southern part of Jackson Township from 1874 to 1889, and the northern part of Webster Township from 1889 to 1903.
Mapleton Monona A village now spoken of as Old Mapleton, laid out in 1857, one mile west of the present town of Mapleton.
Mapleville Chickasaw Somewhat northeast of the center of Stapleton Township. Post office, 1857-59.
Marathon Shelby The name first given to the present town of Earling when it was platted in 1882, and which it kept a few years.
Marcellus Washington A post office (1850-59) in the western part of Marion Township.
Marcy Boone In section 13, Marcy Township, about three miles southwest of Moingona. Post office, 1863-67.
Mardensville Appanoose Post office listed in U. S. Postal Guide of 1894, but not found on maps of that period.
Marena Ringgold A post office (1872-85) in the western part of section 22, Lincoln Township.
Marietta Marshall Platted in 1851 in the eastern part of section 13, township 84, range 19, and the western part of section 18, township 84, range 18. It was made the county seat the same year and continued to be until January 1, 1860, when it lost to Marshall. Post office, 1852-1900. A railroad siding is about all that remains.
Mariner's Hope Allamakee In the northern part of Iowa Township. Post office, 1861-63.
Marion Hamilton In the northwestern part of Marion Township, as it appears on the maps from 1856 to 1863.
Marion Wapello A town reported by William Vandever in his survey notes of 1843 as being in the southeast quarter of section 15, and the west half of section 14, Columbia Township, on the north bank of the Des Moines River.
Marshall Henry The name first given the present town of Wayland, It was laid out as Marshall In 1851. The name of its post office which had been Crooked Creek (see above) was Marshall from 1851 to 1875.
Marshall Marshall The original name of the present city of Marshalltown from the time it was platted in 1853 to 1863.
Marshall Ringgold A hamlet in the northern part of section 5, Rice Township, on the east side of the West Fork of Grand River, about five miles west of Mount Ayr, as shown on maps from 1875 to 1880. Sometimes called Marshalltown.
Marshalltown Ringgold See Marshall above,
Marshfield Dubuque A village in the northern part of section 3, Dubuque Township, as shown on maps of 1875-80.
Marshfield Jones The name first given to the post office at the town of Wyoming, which was in 1854. It was changed to Wyoming in 1855.
Marten's Ranch Harrison Listed in the U. S. Official Register from 1857 to 1867 as a post office in Harrison County, but not found on maps of that period.
Martinsburg Bremer The pioneer name of the village of Tripoli, which see below.
Martinsburg Davis Platted as a town in 1856 where the present village of Mark now stands. It was later replatted as Martinsville.
Martinsville Davis See Marthinburg above.
Marvin Pocahontas The name which was given to the present town of Fonda in its beginning in 1871 and which it retained until 1874.
Marysville Benton In the northeast quarter of section 34, Polk Township (See Hoosier Point). Marysville was platted in 1847, the first town laid out in the county. Post office, 1848 to 1857, when the name of the post office and town was changed to Urbana.
Marysville Wapello A village in the southern part of section 15, Competine Township.  Its post office was Competine, which see above.
Marysville Winneshiek The pioneer name of the present town of Calmar.
Masonic Grove Cerro Gordo The pioneer name of Mason City.
Massilon Fayette A village in the western part of section 20, Auburn Township, adjoining West Auburn on the west
Mauch Chunk Mahaska A post office (1872-1900) in section 17, Monroe Township.
Maudville Butler In the southeastern part of West Point Township and about one-half mile west of the present town of Allison, Post office, 1873.
Maulsby Marshall A place shown on maps of 1900 first in the northern part of Taylor Township and later in the southern part of Liscomb Township.
Maurice Sioux The name first given the present village and railroad station of Matlock In Grant Township when it was established in 1888, but the name was soon changed because of a larger town of the same name in Sioux County.
Maxfield Bremer In the northeast corner of section 19, Maxfield Township. Post office, 1865-1900.
May Bell Sioux A post office (1877-86) in the southwestern part of Lincoln Township,
May City Osceola The name of the post office (1889-1904) at the village of Lexington, which see above.
Mayfield Linn A town platted in an early day on the west side of the Cedar River in Section 34, Rapids Township, below the present city of Cedar Rapids.
Maysville Franklin In section 27, Reeve Township, It was the first town platted in the county, being laid out in 1850. It was prosperous and came near getting the county seat. Post office, 1857-89.
Mayview Buena Vista In northeastern part of Poland Township. Post office, 1881.
McBride Madison A post office in the southern part of Jefferson Township from 1889 to 1901.
McCants Dubuque In Vernon Township. Post office, 1881-85.
McCares Henry Near the center of Canaan Township, as shown on maps of 1855, 1856 and 1857.
McCarverstown Henry The pioneer name of the present village of Powell, prior to 1843.
McDevitt's Grove Polk A post office (1879-84) a short distance north of the present town of Urbandale.
McDill Cass In the central part of Victoria Township. Post office, 1877.
McDill Union A place in section 12, Dodge Township, as appears on maps of 1881 to 1889.
McGonigle Linn The former name of the present town of Center Point.
McGregor's Landing Clayton The original name of the present, town of McGregor.
McGuire Webster A post office in the late 1890's in the southeastern part of Webster County, sometimes called McGuire's Bend.
McKay Dallas A post office from 1851 to 1855 when the name was changed to Wiscotta, which see.
McKinley Adair Listed in U. S. Postal Guide of 1900 as a post office in Adair County, but not found on maps of that period.
McKissick's Grove Fremont In the southwest part of Madison Township. Post office, 1851-69.
McKnights Point Humboldt In the northwestern part of Waeousta Township. Post office, 1871-81. It was later listed as McKnight as late as 1885.
McLaughlin's Creek Webster A place in the southwestern part of Douglas Township near where Tara now is, as shown on maps of 1868 and 1869.
McPherson Madison A post office from 1870 to 1900 in the northwestern part of Monroe Township.
McVeigh Van Buren A former railroad station and post office (1882-1901) near the southwest corner of section 21, Cedar Township, about three miles east of Stockport. See Zanesville below.
Mead Clinton The name of a post office from 1874 to 1875 at the present railroad station of Midland Junction.
Meade Page A post office from 1863 to 1864 in Valley Township, a short distance northeast of the present town of Hepburn.
Mechanicsburg Wapello A town reported by W. Vandever in his survey notes of 1843 as being in the south half of section 24 and the north half of section 25, Columbia Township, on the north bank of the Des Moines River,
Mechnicsburg Van Buren A pioneer place and a post office in the early I850's m the southwestern part of Chequest Township,
Medford Warren A post office (1890-1903) in the southwestern part of White Oak Township.
Meek's Mills Van Buren The original name of the place that later became the present town of Bonaparte.
Meirotto Lee A village and station on the old Chicago, Fort Madison & Des Moines (now the C B & Q) Railroad, in section 25, Marion Township.
Melbourne Plymouth Platted in 1860 in the southeast quarter of section 31, Plymouth Township, about three miles northeast of the present town of Hinton. It was the county seat from 1860 until 1872 when it lost to Le Mars. Post office, 1862-63.
Melpine Muscatine A post office in the northeastern part of Sweetland Township from 1847 to 1879.
Melrose Grundy On the north side of Section 10, Melrose Township. Post office, 1873-79.
Melrose Harrison A village platted in 1860, in section 2, Taylor Township. It was a station on the stage line between Council Bluffs and Sioux City.
Melrose Lee A station on the old Des Moines Valley Railroad in section 1, Des Moines Township. The road having been relocated the station was taken over by Connables.
Melville Audubon In central part of Melville Township. Post office, 1878-89.
Memory Taylor A post office (1857-82) in the southwest corner of section 81, Dallas Township.
Memphis Appanoose In central part of Johns Township. Post office, 1857-67.
Mennon Marion A post office (1856-67) at or near the present town of Swan.
Menoti Buena Vista In section 34, Lee Township, Post office, 1871-85.
Mentor Bremer In section 1, Leroy Township. Post office, 1863-1900.
Menzie Franklin In section 10, Ingham Township, Post office, 1871-70.
Mercer Adams In section 10, Mercer Township, Post office, 1893-1900.
Mercer Sac A C & N W Railway station in the central part of Viola Township, about one mile west of the present village of Carnarvon. Post office, 1876-78.
Merrill Marion The name of the present village of Durham when it was first laid out in 1875.
Merrimac Jefferson A village in section 36, Walnut Township, on the east side of the Skunk River, Post office, 1866-1906.
Miami Monroe A coal mining town about 1910 southwest and near Buxton, which see above.
Mid Prairie Louisa A post office in the northwestern part of Morning Sun Township from 1863 to 1877.
Middle River Madison The name of the post office from 1855 to 1903 at the town of Webster, which see below.
Middleburg Washington A post office (1870-82) in the eastern part of section 9, English River Township.
Middlefield Buchanan In the southwestern part of Middlefield Township. Post office, 1885-1900.
Middleport Clarke Listed in the U. S. Portal Guide, of 1889 as a post office in Clarke County, but not found on maps of that period.
Middletown Mahaska Laid out as a town, but name later changed to Union Mills, still a village in the central part of Union Township.
Middletown Scott Laid out as a town in 1851 between Parkhurst and Le Claire, and later included within the town of Le Claire.
Midland Hardin In the southern part of Providence Township. Post office, 1871-75.
Midland Tama A post office (1888-1902) in section 8, Geneseo Township.
Midlothian Wapello A town reported by W. Vandever in his survey notes of 1843 as being in the west part of section 15, Columbia Township, on the north side of the Des Moines River.
Midway Boone The name given at first to the present town of Jordan.
Midway Polk A post office (1855-57) in the central part of Camp Township about three miles northeast of Adelphi.
Midway Woodbury A post office (1890-1907) in section 10, Morgan Township.
Mikesville Hancock A post office in 1897 as shown in the U. S. Postal Guide. It was in section 3, Amsterdam Township.
Milan Keokuk Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide as a post office in Keokuk County from 1897 to 1902, but not found on maps of that period.
Milan Lucas A post office in the southern part of Benton Township from 1870 to 1881.
Milford Clarke In the northwestern part of Troy Township, Post office, 1835-69.
Milford Decatur In section 28, Richland Township, Laid out in 1854, but abandoned in a few years in favor of Westerville.
Milford Dickinson A town in the north central part of section 18, Milford Township. Post office established in 1869. On the coming of the nearby railroad in 1882 the town of North Milford (the name later changed to Milford) was established three-fourths of a mile to the northwest, which caused abandonment of the original town.
Milford Montgomery The former name of the present town of Grant for many years. Milford was platted in 1858. Grant was the name of the post office, and finally the town's name was changed to agree with that of the post office.
Mill Fayette In the northeast corner of section 21, Fremont Township. Post office, 1869-85.
Mill Grove Fayette In the northern part of Putnam Township. Post office, 1855-59.
Mill Grove Poweshiek A village in the northern part of section 35, Sugar Creek Township, on the north bank of North Skunk River, and one-half mile southwest of the present railroad station of Moore. Post office, 1856-72.
Millard Post Office Appanoose Shown on Henn-Williams map of 1855 in east part of Caldwell Township.
Milledgeville Appanoose Near center of section 30, Independence Township. The village was founded in 1857 and prospered until the coming of nearby railroads. Post office, 1857-1900.
Milleray Dubuque In the southern part of section II, Prairie Creek Township. Post office, 1855-1900.
Miller's Creek Black Hawk In southwest corner of section 26, Eagle Township. Post office, 1870-75.
Miller's Hollow Pottawattamie The name of the hamlet which a little later became Kanesville, which see above.
Miller's Post Office Dubuque In the southwestern part of Table Mound Township, as shown on maps of 1856-57.
Millheim Delaware In section 3, Delaware Township. A village laid out in 1858.
Millrock Jackson A village, platted in 1854, in the northwestern part of section 27, Monmouth Township, about one mile south of the present town of Baldwin, Post office, 1861-71.
Mills Washington Another name, as appears on maps of 1854, of Wassonville, which see below.
Milo Delaware In the central part of Milo Township. Post office, 1868-72.
Milton Allamakee In section 18, Lafayette Township. Laid out in 1854, This was a milling center on Village Creek, with Howard Center adjoining on the north and the village of Village Creek adjoining on the east.
Milton Jefferson Laid out as a town in 1855 in sections 8 and 9, Des Moines Township, but apparently never built up.
Milton Pocahontas One of the names by which the town of Old Rolfe, which see below, was known in its early existence.
Milton Station Mills The early name by which the present town of Malvern was known.
Mineral Cheek Jones A place in section 34, Scotch Grove Township, according to maps of 1868.
Mineral Ridge Boone The name of the post office (1854-1903) at the village of Ridgeport, which see below,
Minerstown Monroe A village laid out in 1890 one-half mile west of the present village of Foster, but was never developed beyond a house or two.
Minerva Marshall A post office in section 2, Minerva Township, from 1858 to 1882. The present railroad station of Minerva was established later at a point some four miles east.
Minkler Bremer Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide as a post office from 1889 to 1903, but not shown on the maps of those dates.
Minnabrook Plymouth A place in the eastern part of Liberty Township, as appears on maps of 1885.
Minnie Dickinson Name of the post office from 1885 to 1893 at the present town of Orleans.
Mitchell Polk A town in the southern part of Beaver Township, as shown on maps of 1856 and 1857, and referred to in McVicker's Index Plat Directory to Towns, etc., in Polk County, 1884, as an obsolete town.
Moffttt's Grove Guthrie In the northern part of Victory Township. Post office, 1858-83.
Mondieu Linn A post office from 1854 to 1862 in the eastern central part of Clinton Township, on the west side of the Cedar River, and about five miles northwest of Cedar Rapids.
Moneek Winneshiek An important village on both sides of the line between sections 1 and 2, Bloomfield Township, and about midway of that line as to north and south. Post office, 1851-64. It was an aspirant for the county seat in 1851.
Mongan Valley Marion A hamlet in the northwestern part of section 9, Perry Township, on the south side of the Des Moines River. Post office, 1891-1903.
Monmouth Butler In section 17, Butler Township, about one mile east of Clarksville, as shown on maps of 1869.
Monroe Jefferson Laid out as a town in 1840, and thought to have been near the center of Des Moines Township, but it got no farther than a town on paper.
Monroe Johnson A town laid out in 1839 in the southeastern part of Monroe Township near the line between sections 25 and 26. It never materialized.
Monroe City Jasper Located about midway between the towns of Monroe and Prairie City, partly in Des Moines and partly in Fairview Townships, and is now penetrated by the Des Moines Valley branch of the C R I & P Ry. It was platted in 1847, the intention being to make it the capital of the state.
Montacute Polk The name of the post office at Polk City from 1849 to 1852.
Montana Boone The first name of the present city of Boone. It was laid out in 1865 and the name was changed to Boone in 1871.
Montgomery Wright A post office from May 5, 1864, to December 12 of the same year, on the Boone River a short distance north of the present town of Goldfield.
Monti Buchanan In section 3, Newton Township. Post office, 1885-1900.
Monticello Tama A village in the southeast corner of section 33, Howard Township, three miles north and one mile west of Toledo, as shown on maps from 1856 to 1885.
Montpelier Madison The name of the first post office in the county, 1848 to 1819, in section 26, Union Township, at Tileville, which see below. It was moved in 1849 to the center of the county where Winterset now is, and the name changed to Independence, which see ahove.
Montpelier Muscatine A town on the bank of the Mississippi and a short way west of the mouth of Fine Creek as shown on the Judson Black Hawk Purchase map. This location is about three miles west of the present village of Montpelier.
Montpelier Warren A post office (1853-60) in the northwestern part of Jefferson Township.
Mooreville Tama A village in the eastern part of section 24, Geneseo Township. Post office, 1871-1900,
Morgan Crawford In the southwestern part of Otter Creek Township, Post office, 1877-93.
Morgan Decatur In the central part of Morgan Township. Post office, 1900.
Morgan Winneshiek A post office (1857-66) in section 8, Orleans Township.
Morhain Wright A post office (1897-1902) in section 4, Wall Lake Township.
Moriah Iowa A post office (1873-76) in the southwestern part of Honey Creek Township.
Mormon Hill Marshall A post office from 1850 to 1859 in the northeastern part of Bangor Township.
Mormontown Taylor The name by which the present town of Blockton was known in its early existence. Mormontown was begun in 1861 and the post office went by that name from 1872 until 1887.
Morpordsville Johnson A village in the southwestern part of section 24, Pleasant Valley Township, platted in 1855. Post office, 1856-57; 1876-94.
Morris Woodbury A post office (1857-64) in the eastern central part of Liston Township.
Morrisburg Guthrie A village of some pretensions in sections 4 and 5, Jackson Township. Laid out in 1855. Post office, 1857-65.
Morristown Jasper Listed in the 1855 U. S. Official Register as a post office in Jasper County, and thought to have been in the vicinity of the later station of Oswalt, which see below, but not found on the maps of that period.
Morsman Page Platted as a town in 1880 in section 17, Buchanan Township. Post office, 1881-90, It was a station on a branch of the Wabash Railwray which was abandoned in 1890.
Mortimer Ringgold A post office (1883-1901) In section 7, Jefferson Township.
Morton Pottawattamie Listed as a post office in Pottawattamie County from 1889 to 1898, but the location not found.
Mosalem Dubuque In the northeastern part of Mosalem Township near the bank of the Mississippi River. Post office, 1851-63.
Moscow Wright A place in the northwestern part of Dayton Township as shown on maps from 1857 to 1878.
Mosley Calhoun Former name of the present town of Sherwood.
Motor Warren A hamlet at the corners of sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, Belmont Township, Post office, 1890-1902. A church, schoolhouse and a few scattered dwellings remain.
Mount Algor Jackson In section 19, Iowa Township. Post office, 1857-73.
Mount Auburn Polk Listed in the Index Plat Directory to Towns, etc., in Folk County, by George A. McVicker, 1884, as an absolete town in Polk County, but location not found.
Mount Calvary Davis A post office from 1853 to 1863 near the southeast quarter of section 19, Fox River Township.
Mount Gilead Post Office Appanoose Shown on maps from 1857 to 1862. In central part of Independence Township.
Mount Hope Delaware In the southeastern part of Richland Township. Post office, 1851-71.
Mount Hope Sac A post office from 1875 to 1882 in the central part of Eureka Township.
Mount Norris Harrison Shown in the northern part of Union Township on maps of 1873 to 1878.
Mount Olive Mills A post office from 1860 to 1867 a short distance southeast of the present railroad station of Balfour.
Mount Pisgah Union See Pisgah below.
Mount Sterling Jefferson A plat was filed in 1837 for a village with this name at the terminus of a territorial road running from Burlington to Trenton, Henry County, and to a point near the northeast corner of Penn Township, Only a village on paper. (See History of Jefferson County, by C. J. Fulton, p. 202.)
Mount Sterling Louisa A name often applied to Sterling, which see below.
Mount Valley Winnebago A post office (1877-97) in the southeastern part of section 11 and the northeastern part of section 14, Mount Valley Township.  It was called Lime Creek City on maps of 1857.
Mount Vernon Mahaska See Hopewell above.
Mt. Washington Adams In section 25, Washington Township. Post office, 1863-67.
Muchachinock Mahaska A coal mining town about one mile east of the present railway station of Givin, or about five miles south of Oskaloosa, in existence from 1872 until the 1890's. It reached a population of 2,000 at one time. Post office, 1874-1904.
Muddy Calhoun In section 3, Cedar Township. It grew to a small village. Post office, 1893-97. The coming of the railroads to Somers ended Muddy's career,
Mudville Buchanan The local name applied, in an early day, to the village of Buchanan.
Mullarky's Grove Black Hawk The original name of the present town of Raymond, Post office, 1858-61.
Munn Cedar The early name applied to Lime City, which see above. Post office, 1883-93.
Munterville Wapello A hamlet and post office (1870-1905) in the western part of section 17, Polk Township.
Muscatine Keokuk A thriving coal mining town in the 1880's on both sides of the northern part of the line between sections 4 and 5, Washington Township.
Musquaka Iowa A post office (1875-93) in the northeastern part of section 29, Dayton Township.
Myers Union Listed as a post office in Union County from 1858 to 1860, but the location not found.
Myron Allamakee In section 3, Post Township. Village platted in 1873. Post office, 1869-93.
Myrtle Muscatine A post office (1892-99) in the northern part of Cedar Township near the Cedar River.

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Nanisee Wapello Listed as a post office in Wapello County in 1854 and 1855, but the location not found.
Nanito Adair In suction 10, Grand River Township. Post office, 1900-03.
Nansen Chickasaw In section 10, Jacksonville Township. Post office, 1897-1903.
Nanson Pottawattamie Listed as a post office in Pottawattamie County from 1888 to 1895, but the location not found.
Nantville Black Hawk In eastern part of section 3, Mount Vernon Township. Post office, 1851-75.
Napoleon Johnson In section 22, Lucas Township, about two miles south of the business section of Iowa City and east of the Iowa River. It was laid out in 1837 and in 1838 legally became the county seat, but failed to become so actually, and never became a town only on paper.
Napoleon Van Buren A projected early village on the south side of the Des Moines River opposite Bonaparte.  Never built up.
Narrows Madison see Tileville below.
Nasheim Winnebago The name of the post office at the present hamlet of Vinje from 1889 to 1891.
Nashville Lee The former name of the present village and railroad station of Galland. Nashville was laid out in 1841, It had a post office a part of the year 1843 when it was discontinued.
Nassau Keokuk The name first given to the present town of Gibson from its founding in 1880 until the name was changed in 1904. Post office, 1882-1903.
Navarre Des Moines A post office in the neighborhood of Dodgeville from 1849 to 1851.
Nebraska Pottawattamie Listed as a post office in Pottawattamie County from 1849 to 1850, but the location not found. The office was changed in 1850 to Council Bluffs, which see above.
Nebraska Webster Listed as a post office from September 29, 1851, to November 29 of the same year in Yell County, which was the same as the present Webster County, without its north tier of townships, but its location not found.
Necot Linn A post office from 1851 to 1867 in the southeastern part of Buffalo Township.
Needmore Harrison A post office in section 17, Cass Township, during the 1880's.
Nekimi Sioux A place in the southwestern part of Garfield Township on the Big Sioux River, as shown on maps from 1861 to 1878.
Nelson Guthrie In the southwestern part of Union Township. Post office, 1885-1903.
Nelson Mitchell A post office (1856-68) in section 15, Douglas Township.
Nemora Johnson The name of the post office from 1865 to 1869 at the present town of Oxford,
Neptune Plymouth A post office (1883-1905) located in different farm homes in the southern part of Stanton Township, in its later time being at Happy Corners, which see above.
Neutral Bremer In the southeastern part of Jefferson Township. The first post office in the county, and ran from 1849 to 1877.
Nevada Iowa The name of the present town of North English during its early existence.
New Alba Winneshiek A post office (1861-81) in the northern part of section 20, Jackson Township, It ran as Alba a few months in 1861 previous to the change of the name to New Alba.
New Albany Sac Platted as a town in 1857 in the northeast quarter of section 1, Wall Lake Township, about three miles South and one mile east of Sac City, but never developed.
New Albany Story A town laid out in 1835 in the west half of the southeast quarter of section 18, New Albany Township, about two rniles southwest of the present town of Colo. It vanished after the coming of the nearby railway.
New Albion Butler Located at the corners of sections 3 and 4, Albion Township, and sections 33 and 34, Jefferson Township. Platted about 1856. It had several business enterprises. Its post office was named Swanton, which see below.
New Bergen Emmet In Section 6, High Lake Township. Post office, 1873-81.
New Buda Decatur A village of about 100 population in 1868, in section 14, New Buda Township. Pest office, 1851-75.
New Buffalo Linn Platted in an early day in Buffalo Township, but never built up.
New Buffalo Scott Surveyors making the original survey in 1837 recorded in their notes that they found this town, and the description shows it on the same location as the present town of Buffalo.
New Buffalo Woodbury A movable country post office (1856-78) which was in the neighborhood where later was built the present town of Salix.
New Castle Jackson A post office in section 23, Farmers Creek Township, in 1851.
New Castle Johnson In the northwestern part of Madison Township on the soutli side of the Iowa River, as shown on maps of 1881 to 1887.
New Castle Marion Some maps show it as Newark Castle, about two miles southeast of Otley, as shown on maps from 1856 to 1869.
New Cherokee Cherokee The original name of the present city of Cherokee. Platted in 1870.
New Chicago Marion A hamlet established in 1867 in the northwestern part of section 17, Dallas Township.
New Chicago Ringgold Name of a hamlet near Cross, which (see above) had a store, blacksmith shop, two doctors, etc.
New Galena Allamakee In section 1, Hanover Township, on the Upper Iowa River, Platted in 1857, but never recorded. At that time thought to have rich lead ore deposits. Post office, 1859-63.
New Hamburg Scott A post office 1869 to 1872 in the northern part of Hickory Grove Township.
New Haven Jefferson A platted village in the northern part of section 1, Loekridge Township, as shown in the original surveys made in 1837, That is the only evidence remaining of its existence.
New Haven Washington A post office (1857-66) in the eastern part of Dutch Creek Township, about one mile east of Dutch Creek, which see above.
New Hope Appanoose In the east part of section 28, Caldwell Township. A town was laid out in 1857, but never materialized.
New Hope Union A post office from 1856 to 1880 in the western part of New Hope Township.
New Ireland Dallas A name applied in an early day to the present town of Redfleld.
New Jefferson Greene The early name given the present city of Jefferson. New Jefferson was the name of the post office from 1859 to 1867.
New Jerusalem Butler The name first given Butler Rapids, which see above.
New Lexington Van Buren A town and post office from 1837 to 1842 one mile West of the present town of Bonaparte.
New Lindon Linn A town laid out in 1853 about one mile east of the present town of Springville, as a rival of Springville, and the removal of the post office from Springville to that place was secured for a few years. See Lindon above.
New Market Van Buren The name by which Black Hawk City, which see above, was known during a few of the later years of its existence.
New Market Van Buren The name of the post office there from 1851 to 1865.
New Munich Sac Laid out as a town in the southwestern part of section 10, Cedar Township, about one mile east of the present city of Sac City, and shown on maps of the I850's at least two years earlier than any other piace in the county. However, it was never built up. Sac City was laid out in 1855.
New Oregon Howard The first established and for some years the leading town in the county. It was in the north parts of sections 2 and 3, New Oregon Township, on both sides of the Turkey River, and two miles south of where stands the present city of Cresco. Post office, 1855-75. A few residences still remain.
New Philadelphia Story A town laid out in 1856 in the east half of the northeast quarter of section 6, and three blocks in the northwest part of section 5, Washington Township. Post office, 1859-69. It prospered as a town until the coming of the Northwestern railway in 1864 when a station was located about one-half mile to its north, and the town of Ontario was built up there. It is now embraced in the southern part of the village of Ontario.  Post office, 1858-68.
New Plains Post Office Appanoose Shown on maps of 1856 in central part of Washington Township.
New Port Ringgold A hamlet in the northwestern part of section 11, Middle Fork Township, as shown on maps from 1875 to 1880.
New Saint Johns Harrison The name first applied, but only for a brief period, to the present city of Missouri Valley.
New Stand Clayton In the eastern part of Elk Creek Township. Post office, 1853-63.
New Town Marion The name first given the town of Gosport, which see above.
New Town Pottawattamie Laid out in about 1850 in the southeast quarter of section 21, Knox Township, just east of and adjacent to Wooster, which see below. Post office, 1850-65. A prosperous place in its day.
New Vine Dubuque The name of the post office at the present village of New Vienna from 1849 to 1855.
New York Clinton The pioneer name of the present city of Clinton. It appears as New York on maps from 1834 to 1854.
New York Wayne A village platted in 1855 in the northern part of section 22, Union Township. Post office, 1856-1903.
Newark Linn Platted in 1844 on the same ground as was Westport, which see below.
Newark Marion A post office (1857-68) occupying two or more locations in the northern part of Summit Township, part of the time being about two miles northwest of the present village of Otley,
Newark Webster A post office (1875-87) in section 23, Newark Township.
Newburg Mitchell A village laid out in 1855 in the southwestern part of section 14, Newburg Township, on the west side of the Cedar River and about one mile northwest of the present town of St. Ansgar. A busy town in its day. Post office, 1857-72.
Newburg Muscatine See Bloomington above,
Newlon's Grove Cass In the southwest corner of Union Township. Post office, 1873-75.
Newport Jones A town platted in 1840, in the northern part of section 33, Jackson Township, just north of the Wapsipinicon River, It was selected as the county seat in 1847, but never so used.
Newport Center Johnson Near the east line of Newport Township. Post office, 1853-80.
Newton Keokuk Another name for Western City, which see below.
Newton City Jasper The original name of the present city of Newton. It was platted in 1816 and the name changed to Newton in 1847.
Newtonville Buchanan In section 16, Newton Township, Post office, 1871-1900.
Nezeka Allamakee In section 34, Fairview Township. On the Mississippi just south of the mouth of the Yellow River. Laid out in 1850. Post office, 1859-63.
Niles Floyd In the central part of Niles Township. Post office, 1885-97. Ran a short time later as Nilesville.
Niles Van Buren A village in the southeastern part of the south section Des Moines Township.  The village was laid out in 1855 and the post office was from 1860 to 1874.
Niles' Grove Carroll In southeastern part of section 22, Union Township, as shown on maps of 1868.
Niles Post Office Appanoose Listed in U. S. Postal Guide of 1851, but not found on maps of that period.
Nine Eagles Decatur In the western part of Hamilton Township. Post office, 1851-69.
Nine Mile Mahaska A post office (1854-66) in the northern part of Black Oak Township.
Nishna Pottawattamie A hamlet on the West Nishnahotna River near New Town, which see above. Post office, 1860-69.
Noblesville Davis See Chequest above.
Nobleton Polk Name of a former station on the Keokuk branch of the Rock Island Railway about two miles south of M itchellville. Post office, 1872-78.
Nodaway Page A post office from 1851 to 1854 in the northwestern part of East River Township, about two miles south of the present city of Clarinda, and near the Nodaway River. It was discontinued on the establishment of the post office at Clarinda.
Nodaway Fork Page A post office from 1857 to 1861 in the northwestern part of Buchanan Township, at or near the forks of the two Nodaway rivers.
Nodaway Mills Page A post office (1870-80) in the southeastern part of section 36, Harlan Township, on the Nodaway River.
Noebla Kussuth A post office in 1874 and 1875 on the east line of Burt Township, and midway as to north and south.
Nora Humboldt In the western part of Delana Township. Post office, 1875-81.
Nordyke Dallas In the southeastern part of Boone Township. Post office, 1869-75.
Norman Winnebago A former station and town on the M & St L RR a short distance south of the present station of Emmons.
Norris Clarke In the northwestern part of Troy Township, as shown On maps of 1855.
Norris Marshall A post office (1865-69) in the northeastern part of Bangor Township.
Norrland Worth A post office (1879-1901) first in section 8 and later in section 2, Fertile Township.
North Madison A post office from 1861 to 1869 in the northern part of section 32, Madison Township, at or near the hamlet of Worthington, which see below.
North  Bentonsport. Van Buren The name by which the  present town of Bentonsport was known from its founding in 1839 until 1852, while the portion of the town South of the Des Moines River was called South Bentonsport until 1852 when it was changed to Vernon.
North Bend Mitchell A post office (1857-62) at Jenkins Center, which see above.
North Branch Madison A post office from 1853 to I860 in Section 26, Madison Township.
North Capoli Allamakee On the Mississippi about a mile northwest of Columbus and just south of Lansing, and now within the corporate limits of that town. Platted in 1858.
North Des Moines Polk A town incorporated in 1880, occupying the southeast quarter of section 33, and the south half of 34, township 79, range 24, now all being in the north central part of the city of Des Moines. Post office, 1888-89.
North Grove Page A post office from 1875 to 1880 in the western part of Douglas Township.
North Maquoketa Jackson A town of brief existence about 1840 north of the present city of Maquoketa and on the North Fork of the Maquoketa River.
North McGregor Clayton Former name, previous to 1915, of the present town of Marquette.
North Mills Page A post office (1871-73) in the northeast corner of Nodaway Township on the east side of Nodaway River.
North River Madison A post office in the western part of section 5, Jackson Township, from 1872 to 1876.
North Skunk Poweshiek The name of the station on the Iowa Central Railroad in 1887 at the location of the present station of Moore, as shown on maps of that period.
North Skunk River Jasper A post office in section 4, Richland Township (1855-59), near the stream of the same name.
Northam Buena Vista Listed in U. S. Postal Guide of 1900 as a post office in Buena Vista County, but not found on maps.
Northfield Des Moines A village in the northeastern part of Yellow Springs Township, laid out in 1866, and a post office from 1855 to 1900.
Northport Benton The original county seat, selected and named in 1846. Plat was not filed until 1848 when the name was changed to Vinton. Now included in the eastern part of the present city of Vinton.
Northville Greene First in the northern part of Kendrick Township and later in the southern part of Cedar Township. Post office, 1865-81.
Nortonville Clarke A village in the southwestern part of section 13, Fremont Township. Post office, 1871-75.
Norway Fayette A short distance northeast of the town of Clermont, as shown on maps of 1868-69.
Norwich Jones In section 32, Fairview Township, as shown on maps of 1856.
Norwich Wright The first name given the present town of Galt. Norwich was platted in 1881, The name was soon changed to Galtville, and later to Galt.
Noseville Davis See Chequest above.
Nottingham Davis A post office in Marion Township from 1851 to 1859. See Adamsville above.
Nottingham Delaware The original name of the present town of Earlville.
Nugent's Grove Linn A post office and hamlet in the southern part of section 3, Jackson Township, on Buffalo Creek and near the location of the present town of Coggon. As a post office it existed as Nugent's Grove from 1850 to 1883, and as Nugent from 1883 to 1888.
Nunda Fremont Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1885 as a post office in Fremont County, but not found on maps of that date.

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Name County Location
Oak Marion A post office (1871-75) in the northeast corner of section 18, Red Rock Township.
Oak Grove Linn A post office from 1850 to 1853 in the western part of Fayette Township.
Oak Point Van Buren A post office (1849-80) in the northeastern part of the north section 5, Jackson Township.
Oak Spring Davis A post office in the eastern part of Marion Township from 1851 to 1859. It probably moved from farm house to farm house, but at least part of the time was in section 23.
Oakfield Audubon In southwest part of section 20, Exira Township, It was platted about 1855, soon had mills, stores and was a thriving town until 1868 when it began to decline. Post office, 1859-75.
Oakland Clarke Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1869 as a post office in Clarke County, but not found on maps of that period.
Oakland Delaware A post office in the eastern part of Colony Township, as shown on maps of 1856.
Oakland Dubuque Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Dubuque County from 1853 to 1859, but not found on the maps.
Oakland Louisa A town laid out in 1854 in the southern part of section 25 and the northern part of 36, Oakland Township. Its post office, called Port Allen, was from 1854 to 1861. See Port Allen below.
Oakland Van Buren A town laid out in 1857 southeast of and adjacent to Bentonsport.
Oakland Valley Franklin A village in the northeastern part of section 28, Oakland Township, near the south bank of the Iowa River. It was platted in 1857 and was prosperous for a time. Post office, 1862-97.
Oakvale Worth A post office in 1859 near the Minnesota state line, but the exact location not found.
Oakwood Polk A hamlet and station on the Rock Island Railway near the northwest corner of Four Mile Township, about two miles west of Rising Sun. Post office, 1885-91.
Oakwood Tama A post office for a part of 1868 in the southern part of Lincoln Township.
O'Brien O'Brien A village established in 1860 in the western part of section 30, Waterman Township. It was the County seat from 1860 to 1872. Post office, 1862-82.
Ocheyedan Osceola A post office in section 34, Horton Township, as shown on maps from 1875 to 1884. This location was about two miles northwest of the present town of Ocheyedan, and before the establishment of that town.
Odd Woodbury A post office (1879-82) in section 18, West Fork Township.
Odessa Louisa A town laid out in 1861 in the northern part of the south section 18, Port Louisa Township, on the west side of the main channel of a lake extending from the Mississippi River. It was about five miles northeast of Wapello.
Ogden Dubuque In the Central part of Prairie Creek Township, Post office, 1861-69.
Ohio Madison A post office from 1862 to 1889 in the eastern part of Walnut Township.
Ohio Marion The name first given the present village of Dallas.
Ohmanville Wapello A once busy town in the northwestern part of section 33, Green Township. Post office, 1869-1903.
Ojedo Harrison see Jeddo City above.
Ola Lucas A post office from 1867 to 1902 in section 10, Cedar Township.
Ola Tama A post office (1854-63) in the northern part of Columbia Township, and about two miles south of the present city of Tama. See Columbia above.
Old Mission Winneshiek A post office (1850-82) in the northwestern part of section 34, Washington Township, about five miles southeast of Fort Atkinson and on the west bank of the Turkey River. The noted Winnebago Indian school and mission was located in the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section 33, just a short way southwest of the Old Mission post office.
Old Otranto Mitchell See Otranto below.
Old Rolfe Pocahontas See Rolfe below.
Old Saint Johns Harrison The name applied to Saint Johns (which see below) in the later years of its existence.
Old Town Palo Alto The name popularly given to the hamlet which began in 1858 on the east bank of the West Fork of Des Moines River, one and one-half miles west of the present city of Emmetsburg. It grew into a prosperous business village, but in 1874 yielded to the newly laid out railroad town of Emmetsburg.
Oldfield Polk A post office (1880-1900) on the east side of Section 25, Washington Township.
Olean Keokuk A post office from 1854 to 1858, near the center of Jackson Township.
O'Leary Plymouth A post office (1889-1902) in section 8, Union Township.
Olio Union A post office (1856-64) slightly northeast of the center of Pleasant Township.
Oliver Sac A post office in the northwestern part of Levey Township from 1876 to 1878.
Olivet Union A post office (1871-74) near the center of Sand Creek Township, about two miles cast of the present town of Arispe.
Olmitz Lucas A coal mining town in section 28, Pleasant Township. Post office, 1888-1905.
Olmstead Harrison A village in section 27, Harrison Township, platted in 1857, three miles south of the present town of Dunlap. Post office, 1859.
Olympus Harrison A post office (1882-97), first in section 5, Lincoln Township, and later in section 12, Allen Township.
Onawa City Monona The name originally applied to the present town of Onawa. Onawa City was the name of the post office from 1858 to 1883.
Oneska Mahaska This post office was in section 34, Pleasant Grove Township.
Onion Grove Cedar In the northern part of section 11, Dayton Township. Post office, 1857-61. From 1858 to 1861 the post office was in the present town of Clarence, which was then called Onion Grove. Previously called Union Grove, which see below.
Ononwa Louisa The former name of the present town of Letts. The post office was also Ononwa from 1857 to 1867.
Opposition Wapello A town reported by W. Vendever in his survey notes of 1843 as being in the southern part of section 8 and the northern Part of section 17, Columbia Township, on the north side of the Des Moines River.
Oradell Marion A hamlet in steam boating days on what is now the "Old Bed" of the Des Moines River, in section 81, Union Township.
Oran Fayette A post office in the southeastern part of section 23, Oran Township, as shown on maps of 1875, also in Census Report of 1880.
Orange Clinton In the southwestern part of Orange Township. Post office, 1881-75.
Ord Madison A post office from 1888 to 1905 in section 34, Lincoln Township.
Orford Tama The former name of the present town of Montour. Orford was also the name of the post office from 1865 to 1871.
Orion Fayette In Westfield Township. Post office, 1850.
Orlando Wayne A post office (1860-62) somewhat southwest of the center of Benton Township, or about five miles west of Corydon.
Orleans Appanoose In southeastern corner of section 35, Washington Township. The village was laid out in 1851 and flourished until about 1870. Post office, 1860-87.
Orleans Winneshiek Listed as a post office in Winneshiek County from 1854 to 1857, but its location not found.
Ornbaum Mahaska A post office from 1875 to 1876 at or near the later town of Rose Dill.
Oro Montgomery A post office from 1856 to 1858 two miles north of the present city of Red Oak.
Orono Muscatine A post office (1861-70) in the north central part of Orono Township.
Orrin Glen Delaware A post office in Honey Creek Township from 1851 to 1854, when the name was changed to Cold Water, which see above.
Orrinden Delaware A post office in the southern part of Elk Township, as shown on maps of 1855,
Orrville Mitchell The name of the post office from 1855 to 1857 at the town of Otranto, which see below,
Orsland Buena Vista Listed in U. S. Postal, Guide of 1900 as a post office in Buena Vista County, but not found on maps.
Orville Appanoose A mining town in Walnut Township established in 1892 with a post office named Clarkdale.
Orville Keokuk The name by which was known that portion of What Cheer in the northwest part of section 10, Washington Township, during tiie Coal mining period of the city.
Osage Fremont In the northwestern part of Scott Township. Post office, 1851-59.
Osborn Howard In the central part and later in the southeastern part, of Albion Township, as shown on the maps of the period of its existence, 1859 to 1867.
Oshkosh Sioux A post office (1872-83) In the southeastern part of section 2, Reading Township.
Oskaloosa Junction Mahaska The name of the post office in 1860 at or near the present town of Beacon.
Osprey Dallas Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide of 1881 as a post office in Dallas County, but not found on maps of that period.
Osprey Monroe A town laid out in 1858 in the southwestern part of Jackson Township, Post office, 1855-71.
Oswalt Jasper A station on the former Colfax & Northern Railroad, in section 33, Poweshiek Township. Post office, 1889-93,
Oswego Warren Listed in the U, S. postal records as a post office in Warren County from 1864 to 1869 (with short interims), but the location not found.
Otho Webster The original post office of Otho was located in section 28, township 88, range 29, in the C. B. Andrews home.  The town itself was located on each side of the public highway north of District No. 1 school house.
Otisville Franklin A hamlet in sections 30 and 31, Morgan Township, Franklin County, and sections 25 and 36, Blaine Township, Wright County, near where the town of Dows now stands. When the railroad came the name was changed to Dows. The post office was Otisville from 1857 to 1880.
Otisville Wright The name of the post office at the town of Dows from 1858 to 1880.
Otranto Mitchell A town laid out in 1856 in the northeastern part of section 7 and northwestern part of section 8, Otranto Township, on the west bank of Cedar River, and some three miles northwest of the present Otranto Station. A prosperous town for some years. Post office, 1857-99. Called Old Otranto in its later years.
Otsego Fayette A village in the northwest corner of section 31, Jefferson Township, laid out in 1856. Post office, 1857-73.
Otsego Wright Platted as a town in 1855 in sections 2 and 3, Eagle Grove Township.
Ottawa Black Hawk Located northwest and adjacent to the present La Porte City. Plat filed in 1854, It was finally absorbed by La Porte City, although the latter's plat was not filed until 1855.
Ottawa Clarke In the eastern part of Jackson Township. Post office, 1855-73.
Ottawa Polk A village laid out in 1856 at the corners of sections 26, 34, and 35, Elkhart Township, about one and one-half miles east of the present town of Elkhart. The name of Ottawa's post office was Elkhart, which see above.
Ottawa City Poweshiek Platted as a town in 1859 on the west half of section 1 and the north half of the northwest quarter of section 12, Sheridan Township and exploited, but never built up. Referred to as Humbug Town. Sheridan
Otter Creek Crawford In section 31, Otter Creek Township, as shown on maps of 1881.
Otter Creek Jackson A village in the southwestern part of section 24, Otter Creek Township. Post office, 1853-1900.
Otter Creek Linn A post office in Otter Creek Township from 1844 to 1846.
Otter Creek Tama Another name for the present town of Chelsea, as appears by maps of 1863.
Otterville Buchanan In northeast part of section 19, Washington township, on Otter Creek. Platted in 1857. Sawmills and gristmills flourished there. Post office, 1867-1900.
Overman's Ferry Muscatine A post office from 1844 to 1856 In the southeastern part of section 24, Goshen Township, on the Cedar River. It was formerly called Powasheek, which see below.
Overton Lee The former name of the present railroad station and post office of Pilot Grove.
Ovid Taylor A post office in the southeastern part of Ross Township from 1861 to 1864, and again from 1868 to 1871.
Ovid Wayne A post office (1891-1902) in section 19, Union Township.
Owen Cerro Gordo In central portion of Owen Township. Post office, 1889-1900.
Owen's Grove Cerro Gordo Near the southwest corner of Portland Township. Post office, 1857-71.
Owlake Humboldt In the eastern part of Lake Township. Post office, 1900.
Oxford Mahaska A village in section 20, White Oak Township, in the 1850's. Later the post office of White Oak was established there.
Ozark Jackson A village in the western part of section 5, Brandon Township, on the North Fork of Maquoketa River. Post office, 1855-97.

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Pace City Page Platted as a town in 1858 in the central part of section 7, Harlan Township. It was about one-half mile northwest of the present village and railroad station of Page Center. Post office, 1859-82. In its beginning Page City aspired to be the county seat.
Pacific Pottawattamie The name the old settlers called Avoca for a short time when it was established in 1868.
Pacific City Mills A post office from 1857 to 1903 and a town about two miles north of the present railroad station of Pacific Junction. It stilt contains a few houses.
Paddington Linn Laid out in 1855 as a separate town on land south of and adjacent to Waubeek, but later included as a portion of that village.
Paduca Greene In the southeastern part of Washington Township near the North Raccoon River, as shown on maps from 1857 to 1868.
Paducah Boone In section 34, Union Township, as shown on maps of 1868-69.
Paint Creek Valley Allamakee Post office, 1855. Name changed to Waterville.
Paint Rock Allamakee In the southern part of Taylor Township. Post office, 1853-57.
Palermo Grundy In the northwestern part of Palermo Township. Post office, 1873-75.
Palestine Johnson In section 18, Fremont Township. Post office, 1855-78.
Palestine Story A town laid out in 1857 in section 14, Palestine Township.
Palestine Van Buren The government surveyors of 1837 describe in their notes that they found this town in sections 10 and 17, Bonaparte Township, which would be on the south side of the Des Moines River opposite Bonaparte.
Palestine Wapello A place near the center of Columbia Township on the north side of the Des Moines River some four miles southeast of Eddyville, as appears on maps of 1857.
Palmer Polk A post office (1871-85) in the southeastern part of section 21, Lincoln Township.
Palmyra Jasper In the northern part of Independence Township, as found on maps of 1856 to 1862.
Palo Alto Louisa A post office in Elliott Township from 1848 to 1874. It was located according to the maps part of the time in section 26 and part of the time in 24, south and east of the Iowa River.
Palsville Wright A former station on the Great Western Railroad and a post office (1898-1902) in section 10, Pleasant Township. A farmers' elevator still operates there.
Pamaho Jones A post office established in 1840, located about one mile west of the village of Fairview, but a few months later removed to Fairview, but retained its name until 1843 when it was changed to Fairview.
Pameko Van Buren The name of the post office from 1854 to 1857 at or near; where stands the present village of Selma.
Panther Dallas In the northern part of Colfax Township, Post office, 1885 to 1903. Previous to 1885 it had run a few years as Panther Creek.
Panther Creek Clayton Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Clayton County from 1853 to 1861, but the name is not found On maps of that period.
Paoli Palo Alto Laid out in 1859 for a town in the northern part of section 6, Nevada Township, about two miles south of the present city of Emmetsburg. It was the nominal county seat from 1859 until 1875, although it never contained more buildings than an almost worthless court house and a small school house, and the county business was transacted in rented rooms, principally at Old Town. Post office, February 5, 1859, to December 27, 1859.
Paradise Crawford In section 5, Union Township. Post office, 1863.
Paran City Marion A post office (1848-52) in the northwestern part of Union Township, at or near the location of Oradell, which see above.
Paris Decatur In central part of High Point Township, as shown on maps of 1850.
Paris Hamilton On the west line of section 18, Marion Township, as it appears on the maps from 1856 to 1868.
Paris Washington A town laid out in 1846 in the southern part of section 30, Dutch Creek Township. Its post office was Valley, One store, a church and a few scattered dwellings remain.
Park Lyon Former name of the present village of Alvord.
Park Grove Humboldt A post office from 1873 to 1875. Previously called Humboldt, which see above.
Parkersburg Boone In the northwest quarter of section 2, Worth Township. Laid out in 1852. It never developed much beyond a Country hotel.
Parkersburg Jasper In the north central part of Mound Prairie Township and near the south side of South Skunk River. Post office, 1851-59.
Parkersville Van Buren The government surveyors of 1837 set out in their notes that they found this town in the northwestern part of section 17, Union Township, which would he about one mile southeast of the present village of Birmingham.
Parkhurst Scott Surveyors making the original survey in 1837 record finding this town in section 35, Le Claire Township, and said it was prospering. It is now included in tiie northern portion of the town of Le Claire.
Parma Pottawattamie A hamlet formerly called Bristol, which see ahove. Parma was also the name of the post office from 1873 to 1882. See Wooster below.
Parrish Des Moines In the southern part of Danville Township. Post office, 1849-97.
Parrish City Harrison A town platted in 1858 in sections 21 and 22, Cincinnati Township, adjacent to and a rival of the town of Cincinnati, which see above.
Parsonville Jefferson A post office from 1858 to 1863 and a railway station where Beck with is now located.
Parvin Pocahontas The name given in 1882 to the town of Old Rolfe, which see above. The post office was Parvin from 1883 to 1884.
Patriot Decatur In the northwest corner of section 17, Franklin Township. Post office, 1871-81.
Patriot Union A post office (1861-66) about one mile south of the center of Jones Township.
Pattersonville Sioux The name first given to the present town of Hull. It was soon changed to Winland, and later to Hull. Pattersonville was the name of the post office from 1878 to 1886.
Paul Benton In southwest corner of section 6, Homer Township, Post office, 1857-65,
Peach Buena Vista In southwestern part of section 26, Grant Township. Post office, 1881-97.
Pearl City Appanoose A hamlet with a coal mine in section 22, Pleasant Township. Post office, 1894-1903.
Pearl Rock Chickasaw A prosperous town in the 1810's in section 31, Bradford Township, on the west side of the Cedar River.
Peck's Keokuk A post office from 1860 to 1863, in section 25, Prairie Township.
Peck's Ferry Clayton Near the north boundary of Malfory Township, on the Turkey River. Post office, 1857-59.
Pedee Cedar In section 4, Iowa Township. A hamlet about midway between Springdale and Rochester.  Post office, 1861-89.
Peioro Woodbury A hamlet and a post office (1877-1904) in section 29, Grant Township.
Pekay Mahaska A coal mining village in the western part of Harrison Township. Post office, 1892-1908.
Pelton Polk The former name of the present village and railway Station of Crocker.
Penn Fayette In the northwestern part of Oran Township. Post office, 1863.
Pennington Lyon A post office (1883-80) in the northern part of Richland Township.
Pennsburg Guthrie Slightly east of where the present town of Stuart now stands, as shown on the maps of 1855 to 1857.
Penoach Dallas The name given to the site selected in 1847 for the county Seat of Dallas County, a location in the eastern portion of the present town of Adel. It was a village for two years before the name was changed to Adel, and was listed as a post office in 1849 as Penoach.
Peoria Wayne Platted as a town in 1853 on the south line of section 10, and the north line of section 15, Benton Township, midway as to east and west of that line and about five miles northwest of Corydon. In the late 1880's the name was changed to Bentonville, which see above.
Peoria City Polk Laid out in 1856 in the northwest corner of section 1, Wasfiington Township. A prosperous town for many years. Post office, 1856-83.
Peoria City Story A portion of this important pioneer town was in the south edge of section 35, Indian Creek Township, See Polk County list.
Perryville Marion A town laid out In 1848 in the northern part of section 9, Perry Township, on the north side of the Des Moines River a short distance east of where the village of Morgan Valley was located later. It had but a brief existence.
Peru Dubuque In section 35, Peru Township, about five miles north of the present city of Dubuque and near where now is located the railroad station of Edmore. The town of Peru was founded in 1833, even before what is now Iowa was attached to Michigan Territory. It was of importance in its day, was a rival of Dubuque, and a post office until 1843.
Peru Madison Peru, now called Old Peru, was laid out in 1855 near the center of section 3, Walnut Township, about one mile northwest of the present town of Peru. It was prosperous until the coming of the nearby railroad.  Post office, 1853-1903.
Petersburg Keokuk A town laid out in 1865 and later included in the southeastern portion of the present town of What Cheer.
Petersburg Polk A hamlet in the northeastern part of Douglas Township some two miles southeast of the town of Ottawa, which see above, and existing for a time in the 1850's or 1860's.
Petersville Union A town settled by the Mormons in 1847 in the northern part of section 30, Jones Township, north of Grand River. It was the first county seat, 1853 to 1855, losing to Afton in the latter year. The town was vacated about 1860. Post office, 1856 to 1858.
Pettis Sac A post office from 1898 to 1902 in section 5, Coon Valley Township.
Phalanx Mahaska A Fourier Association laid out this place in 1843 in the southern part of section 28, Scott Township, on the north side of the Des Moines River, about one mile west of where Rochester, which see below, was later laid out.
Philadelphia Van Buren The pioneer name of the present village of Kilbourn when it was laid out in 1839 and for several years. Philadelphia was also the name of the post office from 1841 to 1849.
Philby O'Brien A post office from 1898 to 1904 in section 11, Baker Township.
Phillips Wapello The former name of Rutledge, a station on the Milwaukee Railway some three miles north of Ottumwa.
Phillipston Bremer In section 25, Douglas Township. Post office, 1880-81.
Philo Sac A post office from 1875 to 1877 in the central part of Clinton Township.
Philo Union A post office (1856-64) in the southwestern part of Richland Township, about four miles southwest of Afton.
Pickaway Benton In southwestern part of Union Township.  Post office, 1857-05.
Pickwicke Wapello The name by which South Ottumwa was known during the first several years of its existence.
Pierce Jones A post office from 1853 to 1857 in section 22. Wyoming Township.
Pierce Point Dallas In the western part of Sugar Grove Township. Post office, 1859-69.
Pigeon Pottawattamie A post office (1889-1932) in the Central part of Boomer Township.
Pike Muscatine A post office (1852-71) in the central part of Pike Township, a short way south of the present town of Nichols.
Pilgrim's Grove Hardin In the northwestern part of Ellis Township, as shown on maps of 1862, and in the northeastern part of Buckeye Township, as shown on maps of 1863 to 1868.
Pilot Rock Cherokee In section 16, Pilot Township, but soon removed to section 33. Platted in 1859. Post office, 1867-85.
Pilotburg Washington A hamlet in the northeastern part of the east section 33, Lime Creek Township, two miles south and three miles east of the present town of Wellman. Post office, 1891-1903.
Pin Oak Dubuque Name of the post office at the present village of Holy Cross from 1845 to 1897.
Pinchey Marion Local name of the hamlet of Oradell, which see above.
Pine Buchanan In the northern part of Liberty Township. Post office, 1855-59.
Pine Mills Muscatine A post office from 1870 to 1901, with some intermissions in the southwestern part of Montpelier Township, on Pine Creek, about three miles northeast of Fairport, and now within the Wild Cat Den State Park.
Pinhook Linn A name applied to Mount Vernon in an early day. Prospect Hill. A post office from 1854 to 1872 in section 12, Linn Township.
Pinnacle Point Scott The name by which the present town of Princeton was first known.
Pioneer Grove Cedar In section 11, Pioneer Township. Post office, 1847-59.
Pisgah Union A populous village of huts settled by the Mormons in 1847 in section 8, Jones Township, about one miie northeast of the present railroad village of Talmage. It existed only about four years. Sometimes called Mount Pisgah. Post oflfice, 1851-54.
Pittsburg Louisa A prospective town in territorial times located somewhere in Louisa County, on the Iowa River, but the exact place not found.
Pitzer Madison A post office from 1889 to 1906 in the central part of Jackson Township.
Plainview Scott A hamlet at the common corners of sections 1 and 12, Cleona Township, and 6 and 7, Hickory Grove Township. Post office, 1873-1902.
Planeville Warren Listed in the U. S. postal records as a post office in Warren County from 1855 to 1859, but the location not found.
Platt Clay Listed in the U. S. Postel Guide as a post office in Clay County from 1893 to 1897, but not found on maps of that period.
Platte Taylor A post office (1868-72) in Polk Township. (See Census of Iowa, 1870.)
Platteville Taylor A village in the southern part of section 32, Gay Township,  Post office, 1856-1903.
Plattville Mills A town shown on maps from 1854 to the late 1860's a short distance south of East Portsmouth, which see above.
Pleasant Corners Monroe A village at the corner of sections 22, 23, 26 and 27 Pleasant Township, about one mile north of the present village of Fredric. A prosperous place along in the 1870's.
Pleasant Grove Des Moines A village in section 11, Pleasant Grove Township. Post office, 1851-1903. It still has a store and a few buildings.
Pleasant Grove Jefferson Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Jefferson County from 1840 to 1845, but not found on maps of that period.
Pleasant Grove Keokuk Listed as a post office in Keokuk County from 1849 to 1850, but the location not found found.
Pleasant Hill Cedar In section 10, Sugar Creek Township. Post office, 1861-81.
Pleasant Hill Keokuk In the northeastern part of section 6, Richland Township, as shown on maps of 1868 and 1869.
Pleasant Hill Van Buren A village across the river and South from Keosauqua, in section 36, Van Buren Township. It was founded in 1850 and had a post office by the same name from 1853 to 1855. A few residences still remain. It is now a part of Keosauqua and is sometimes Called South Keosauqua.
Pleasant Lane Wapello A post office in 1854 and 1855 at or near where later was located the village of Bladensburg, which see above.
Pleasant Plain Decatur The name first given to the present town of Pleasanton. It was laid out in 1854 as Pleasant Plain and the name changed to Pleasanton in about 1869.
Pleasant View Appanoose Same as Hilltown.
Pleasant View Davis Platted as a village in 1851 in the northern part of section 32, Lick Creek Township. See Chequest above.
Pleasant View Humboldt In the eastern part of Avery Township, on the C & N W Ry. Post office, 1881.
Pleasant View Jasper In section 35, Kellogg Township. Post office, 1859-63.
Pleasant View Madison A post office from 1870 to 1876 in the eastern part of Webster Township.
Pleasantville Appanoose Another name for Pleasant View. See Parker's map, 1856.
Plow Hamilton A post office in the southwestern part of Webster Township, as shown on the maps of 1868-69.
Plum Buena Vista Listed in U. S. Postal Guide of 1897 as a post office in Buena. Vista County, but not found on maps.
Plum Creek Delaware In the western part of North Fork Township. Post office, 1857-59,
Plum Creek Dubuque In Concord Township, platted in 1856. Never developed much.
Plum Hollow Fremont (See Fremont City above.)
Plum Spring Delaware In Elk Township. Post office, 1854, but name changed to Greeley in 1863.
Plymouth Plymouth A platted village in the northeast corner of Plymouth Township, on the Floyd River, and a short distance northeast of the present town of Merrill, as shown on maps from 1863 to 1873.
Plymouth Van Buren A village in the northern part of Section 35, Farmington Township, adjacent to the town of Farmington on the north. Founded in 1842.
Plymouth Center Plymouth The name of the post office at Plymouth, which see above, from 1869 to 1873.
Plymouth City Plymouth Platted in 1857 in section 6, Stanton Township, with the intention of making it the county seat, but it was never developed.
Plymouth Rock Winneshiek A village platted in 1855 in the southern part of I section 35, Fremont Township, on the south side of the Upper Iowa River. Post office, 1856-1907.
Pocahontas Center Pocahontas The name first given the present town of Pocahontas. The name of the post office was Pocahontas Center from 1871 to 1882.
Point Isabel Wapello A village in the northwestern part of section 27, Green Township. Post office, 1851-68.
Point Palestine Story A post office (1861-69) at the town of Palestine, which see above.
Point Pleasant Hardin In the western part of section 18, Pleasant Township, and the eastern part of section 13, Tipton Township. It was platted In 1865, and was prosperous for several years. In 1858 it came near being made the county seat.
Point Pleasant Scott A village laid out in 1839 in sections 4 and 5, Winfield Township, on the south bank of the Wapsipinicon River. Its life was brief. Post office, 1840-44.
Poland's Grove Hamilton A post office in the northern part of section 26, Independence Township, about one mile north of the present town of Kamrar, as appears on the maps of 1875.
Polen Ringgold A post office (1891-1901) in section 3, Lincoln Township.
Polk Bremer First on the east side of the Cedar River, and later on the west side in Polk Township. Post office, 1854-61.
Polk Lucas The name first given the newly established county seat of Lucas County, but soon changed to Chariton.
Polk Mahaska A post office near the central part of Scott Township in 1849.
Polo Station Worth A former C & Gt W RR station in Lincoln Township about four miles northeast of the present town of Manly. Its post office was Polo Station from 1889 to 1900 when it was changed to Glade, which see above.
Pomo Shelby Listed as a post office in Shelby County from 1881 to 1883, but the location not found.
Pond Valley Howard In section 36, Paris Township. Post office, 1869-71.
Ponona Plymouth A post office (1861-76) in the north central part of Johnson Township.
Pony Bremer In Douglas Township. Post office, 1885.
Poplar Audubon In section 6, Sharon Township, Post office, 1893-1903.
Poplar Grove Hamilton In the southwest corner of section 23, Freedom Township. Post office, 1893-97.
Poplar Grove Marion Listed as a post office in Marion County from 1856 to 1857, but not located on the maps.
Poplar Grove Palo Alto A post office (1872-73) in the western part of West Bend Township.
Port Allen Louisa A town laid out in 1841 on high ground between the Iowa and Cedar Rivers close to their confluence. It was an important place for a little while, there being a ferry across the Cedar to Fredonia, and another across the Iowa. As the town soon declined the post office of Port Allen was kept, about three fourths of a mile up the Iowa River for a few years, and then removed without change of name to Oakland, which see above.
Port Allen Muscatine A former railroad station and hamlet in the southeastern part of section 31, Orono Township, in the extreme southern part of the township. Post office, 1883-88.
Port Louisa Louisa A town in the southern part of the south section 5, Port Louisa Township, on the Mississippi River. It was laid out in 1854 and had a large shipping business for years. Post office, 1847-75.
Port Richmond Wapello A village in the northwestern part of section 27, Green Township, about one mile southwest of Pickwick, which see above, and on the south bank of the Des Moines River. Post office, 1858-75.  Sometimes appears on the maps as Richmond.
Port Washington Louisa A town laid out in 1848 in the northeastern part of section 8, township 74, range 2, or about half a mile south of where Port Louisa was later built.
Porters Webster A railroad station and village slightly north of the center of Washington Township.
Portland Muscatine A place shown on maps of 1857 near the central part of Cedar Township on the east bank of Cedar River.
Portland Van Buren The pioneer name of the present village of Leando from its beginning in 1837 to 1880, Leando was the name of the post office from 1840 to 1864. The government surveyors of 1837 report they found this village of Portland.
Portlandville Plymouth The name of what is now the town of Akron from the time it was platted in 1872 until 1882.
Portoro Van Buren The name of the post office at Van Buren, which see below, for a few years in the early 1840's.
Potato Hill Benton In northwestern part of Canton Township. Post office, 1851-52. Name changed to Beulah, which see above.
Potosia Plymouth A post office (1890-1904) in section 34, Liberty Township.
Pottawattamie Pottawattamie A place in the eastern part of Norwalk Township on Keg Creek, as shown on maps of 1868.
Potter Mills The former name of the present village of Henderson.
Potter Tama A post office (1882-1906) in Indian Village Township.
Pottsville Washington The name of the post office from 1839 to 1860 at Astoria, which see above.
Poughkeepsie Hardin In the eastern part of section 16, Alden Township. Platted in 1855 but the attempt to make a town failed.
Poultney Delaware In southeastern part of Elk Township. Post office, 1851-60.
Powasheek Muscatine A post office in Muscatine County from 1841 to 1844. The name was changed to Overman's Ferry (which see above) in 1844.
Powhatan Pocahontas A post office in the central part of Powhatan Township from 1878 to 1883.
Poyneer Ringgold The name of the post office from 1891 to 1894, at the present village of Watterson in Lot's Creek Township,
Prairie Cheek Dubuque In the central part of Prairie Creek Township. Post office, 1877-85.
Prairie City Decatur A former name of Van Wert. See Florence ahove.
Prairie City Story Laid out as a town in 1854 in the central part of section 31, Milford Township. It is said it never had but one house.
Prairie Creek Iowa A post office (1855-67) in the western part of Honey Creek Township, near the Poweshiek County line.
Prairie Creek Post Office Benton In southwestern part of Iowa Township, just north of the Iowa River, as shown on maps of 1855-57, but it appears in southeastern part of the township on G. W. and C. B. Colton's map of 1868.
Prairie Flower Pottawattamie Listed in 1854 as a post office in Pottawattamie County, but the location not found.
Prairie Grove Clarke A village on the east line of section 5, Washington Township. Post office, 1853-97.
Prairie Hill Boone In southwest corner of section 12, Peoples Township. Post office, 1859-85.
Prairie House Lee The name of the post office at the present village and railroad station of Charleston from 1843 to I860, when it was changed to Charleston.
Prairie La Porte Clayton The name of a town which later became a part of the present town of Guttenhurg. It was laid out in 1839 and became the first county seat of Clayton County, It was a post office from 1841 to 1843.
Prairie Mills Muscatine Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Muscatine County from 1858 to 1871, but the location not found.
Prairie Rose Shelby A hamlet in section 3, Monroe Township. Post office, 1899-04.
Prairie Springs. Jackson Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Jackson County from 1845 to 1847, but not found on maps of that period.
Prairie View Ringgold The name of the post office (1857-65) at the location of the later post office of Blackmore, which see above.
Prairiebelle Jasper In section 32, Washington Township. Post office, 1900-1903.
Prairieville Decatur A former name of Van Wert. See Florence above.
Preparation Monona A pioneer village in section 7, Spring Valley Township, about three miles north of the present village and railroad station of Preparation. The old village had a post office from 1854 for a few years.
Price Madison A post office for a brief time In 1876 in section 34, Lincoln Township.
Price Scott A post office in 1864 in the southern part of Sheridan Township.
Princeton Monroe The name of the present city of Albia for a brief time. It was laid out and was made the county seat as Princeton in 1815.
Prospect Clay In the northwestern part of Meadow Township, as shown on maps from 1873 to 1885.
Prosper Butler In the northern part of section 10, Fremont Township. Post office, 1897-1900.
Prussia Adair In section 11, Prussia Township.  Post office, 1900-03.
Prussia Center Adair In section 27, Prussia Township, as shown on maps of 1881.
Putnam Fayette In southwestern part of Putnam Township, Post office, 1863-85.
Pymosa Cass In section 11, Pymosa Township. Post office, 1855-57.
Pyra Warren Listed in the U. S. postal records as a post office in Warren County from 1850 to 1859, but the location not found.

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Quebec Hardin A village laid out in 1856 in section 32, Pleasant Township, Post office, 1857-65.
Queen City Adams A village in sections 25, Quincy Township, and 30, Prescott Township, about two miles northeast of the present city of Corning. Post office, 1859-09.
Queen's Point Madison A post office from 1854 to 1867 in the western part of South Township.
Quigley Clinton Name of the post office (1885-1900) at the present village and railroad station of Petersville.
Quincy Adams In the northwestern part of section 17, Quincy Township. A prosperous village and the first county seat. Post office, 1855-1900.
Quincy Boone In section 14, Marcy Township. Laid out in 1854. It never developed into a real village.
Quincy Jasper A name given to what later became the town of Vandalia, which see below,
Quinn's Grove Ringgold A post office from 1871 to 1872 in the eastern part of Jefferson Township.
Quorn Plymouth A village platted in 1880 in the northwestern part of section 25, Elkhorn Township, on the south side of the West Fork of Little Sioux River. It had a post office from 1880 to 1883. It prospered until the coming of the railroad in 1883 to Kingsley, one mile to the east.

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Raccoon Forks Polk A name applied in pioneer times to the location that became the city of Des Moines.
Raccoon River Polk The name of the post office from March 2, 1846, to December 31, 1846, at Fort Des Moines, which see above.
Racine Buena Vista In section 34, Lincoln Township.  Post office, 1881-1900.
Raglan Harrison A post office from 1864 to 1867 in section 25, Raghm Township.
Rahm Kussuth The name of the post office at the present village of St. Benedict from 1888 to 1894.
Raleigh Emmet Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide as a post office in Emmet County from 1900 to 1919, but not found on maps.
Ramessa Clinton In the southwestern part of De Witt Township. Post office, 1859-67.
Ramona Tama Listed as a post office in Tama County from 1888 to 1890, but the location not found.
Ramsey Kussuth A village in the northern part of section 18, Ramsey Township. Post office, 1877-89.
Randolph Humboldt In section 7, Grove Township. Post office, 1875-70.
Rankin City Davis A village platted near the present town of Floris in 1871, but failed to develop.
Ransom Monona A place in section 19, Spring River Township, on the west side of Soldier River, as appears on maps of the early 1880╞s.
Rantout Shelby A place in the northwestern part of Clay Township, as shown on maps from I861 to 1869.
Rapids Boone In Douglas Township on the Des Moines River about three miles northwest of Swede Point. Post office, 1851-61.
Rater Davis The name of the post office at the railway station of Carbon in 1895 and for a brief time before and after that date.
Rathton Hardin Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide of 1885 as a post office in Hardin County, but not found on the maps of that period.
Ratna Winnebago A post office (1889-1900) in the northeast corner of section 9, Mount Valley Township.
Ray Appanoose The name of the post office at Maine, section 18, Taylor Township. Post office, 1892-1903.
Read Clayton The name of the post office at the town of Clayton Center. Its existence was from 1857 to 1900.
Red Cedar Hamilton In the northwestern part of Hamilton Township. Post office, 1878-81.
Red Cedar Mills Marion A post office from 1853 to 1856 in the central part of Liberty Township.
Red Oak Cedar In the northeastern part of Red Oak Township. Post office, 1857-67.
Red Oak Junction Montgomery The pioneer name of the present city of Red Oak from when it was laid out in 1858 to 1871. Red Oak Junction was also the name of the post office from 1859 to 1869.
Redding Ringgold Redding was a post office some four miles north of the present town of Redding from 1855 until the establishment of the town.
Redhead Polk A station on the Chicago & Great Western Railroad at above the point where now that railroad intersects Avenue Frederick Hubbell in the eastern part of the city of Des Moines, as shown on maps of 1887.
Redman Tama A village in the eastern part of section 25, York Township, on the Benton County line. Post office, 1854-63.
Reed Madison A post office in 1881 and 1882 in the northeastern part of section 21, Ohio Township.
Reeder's Mills Harrison A hamlet in the northeastern part of section 31, Jefferson Township. Post office, 1858-1900.
Reed's Ridge Allamakee In section 20, Hanover Township. Post office, 1873-75.
Reedsville Marshall A post office (1855-60) in the eastern part of Marion Township.
Reedville Marion Laid out as a town in 1855 in section 8, Red Rock Township, near Prairie Creek. Never grew much and soon vacated.
Reels Pottawattamie A post office (1884-1904) in section 6, Hazel Dell Township.
Reeve Franklin In section 30, Reeve Township. Post office, 1893-1900.
Renner Boone This post office is listed in the U. S. Postal Guide from 1897 to 1900 as being in the county, but is not shown on maps.
Reno Cass In the northeast corner of section 20 and the northwest corner of section 21, Edna Township. Platted as a town in 1876. Post office, 1881-97.
Republic Chickasaw In the northeast corner of section 20, Richland Township. Post office, 1889-1910.
Reynolds Kussuth The name first given (1893) to the present town of Swea City.
Rhoads Taylor Name of the post office at the railroad station of Sharpsburg for a few months in 1883.
Richfield Fayette In the northwestern part of Bethel Township. Post office, 1857-97.
Richland Jones A town platted in 1856 in the southwest quarter of section 5, Richland Township. A kind of suburb of Bowen's Prairie,
Richmond Davis A proposed village in section 16, Perry Township, about four miles northeast of Bloomfield. It was platted in 1848.
Richmond Madison Laid out as a town in 1849 in the southern part of section 12, Scott Township. Its only building was a store. Its post office was named Amazon, which see above.
Richmond Wapello See Port Richmond above.
Ricker Sioux The name of the post office from 1882 to 1884 at what is now the town of Granville.
Ricord Hardin In the northeastern part of Jackson Township. Post office, 1889-97.
Ridgedale Polk A post office (1858-1902, except a few intermissions) about four miles southeast of Lincoln, which see above, near the present site of Camp Dodge.
Ridgeport Boone In eastern part of section 18, Dodge Township. Laid out in 1854, and was a village of some importance for many years. Its post office, Mineral Ridge, See above.
Ridgeway Guthrie In the southern part of section 28, Beaver Township, about one mile west of where the present town of Menlo is located.
Riley Clarke Shown at different periods, first in the northwestern part of Knox Township, in the eastern part of Doyle Township, and later in the southeastern part of Troy Township. Post office, 1859-69.
Ringgold Ringgold See Ringgold City below.
Ringgold City Ringgold Laid out as a town in 1855 in the northern part of section 28, Lot's Creek Township, It was never more than a hamlet. Its post office was Ringgold and was from 1860 to 1908. This place still has a store and church, and is a community center.
Ringsted Emmet Established in 1885 as a country post office about two miles east of the present town of Ringsted, but on the coming of the railroad the office was removed to the new town.
Ringwood Clinton A town located between Lyons and Clinton, platted in 1856, and now included as a part of the city of Clinton.
Ripley Floyd In the southeastern part of Ulster Township. Post office, 1857.
Rippey Greene In section 7, Washington Township, near the North Raccoon River, as shown on maps from 1857 to 1880. When the railroad was built about four miles to the east "Old Rippey" was largely removed to the present town of Rippey,
Rising Sun Van Buren The original name of the present village of Pittsburg from the time of its beginning in 1837 until 1842. The post office was Rising Sun from 1841 to 1844. The government surveyors report finding the town of Rising Sun at this location in 1837.
Risong Sun Appanoose In southeast part of Udell Township as shown on maps of 1868.
River View Lyon A post office from 1872 to 1886 in the northwestern part of section 2, Grant Township, about two miles southwest of the present village of Little Rock.
Riverdale Iowa Near the northwest corner of Honey Creek Township. Post office, 1873-76.
Riverside Boone In section 12, Yell Township, near the west bank of the Des Moines River. Post office, 1857-69.
Riverton Floyd In the northern part of Riverton Township. Post office, 1857-59.
Roach Shelby A Milwaukee railway station in the northern part of Cass Township in the early 1880's.  It had a post office from 1880 to 1882.
Robin Benton In southern part of section 20, Fremont Township. Post office, 1865-81.
Robinson Delaware A village in southern part of Adams Township. Post office, 1914.
Rochdale Shelby The name first given the present railway station and village of Botna when it was established in the early 1880's.
Rochelle Adams Formerly called East Nodaway. Post office, 1870. Name changed to Nodaway.
Rochester Mahaska A town laid out in 1850 in the eastern part of section 27, Scott Township, the post office of Auburn, which see above, was located there in the 1870's.
Rochester Van Buren Laid out in 1837 near the center of the east section 29, Van Buren Township, on the left bank of the Des Moines River, about two miles northeast of Keosauqua. The government surveyors report finding this town in 1837. It contended with Keosauqua for the county seat in 1837.
Rock Cerro Gordo Near the northwest corner of Lincoln Township. Post office, 1863-89.
Rock Branch Woodbury A post office from 1872 to 1904, located part of the time in section 1, Wolf Creek Township and later in section 6, Kedron Township.
Rock Creek Cedar The pioneer name of the post office at the town of Rochester from 1837 to 1854, when it took the name of the town.
Rock Creek Mitchell A post office in 1868 to 1900 in the central part of Rock Township,
Rock Grove City Floyd A village of importance in the southwestern part of section 16, Rock Grove Township. Post office, 1857-69.
Rock Mills Sioux A post office from 1877 to 1879 at or near the location of the present town of Rock Valley.
Rock Point Cedar The original name of the post office at the present town of Massilon, Listed as such in 1854.
Rock Run Shelby A hamlet in the southwestern part of Cass Township, as appears on maps of the 1870's,
Rockingham Scott A town laid out in 1836 in section 8, Rockingham Township, about four miles below the business section of Davenport, The first government surveyors of 1837 note its existence. It was a rival of Davenport for several years and contested for the county seat. Post Office, 1844-47.
Rocksylvania Hardin The first name given in 1854, to what is now the city of Iowa Falls, but which it kept but a part of that year. In November of the same year a town was platted about one mile east of what is now the business section of Iowa Falls and it was named Rocksylvania. The post office there was called by the same name for a time In 1857.
Rockton Marshall A hamlet in section 21, Marion Township. Post office, 1888-1900.
Rockville Delaware In section 24, North Fork Township, on the North Fork of the Maquokela River. Platted in 1846. A village of some importance. Post office, 1846-97.
Rockwood Hardin The name of the post office at Rocksylvania from 1855 to 1857.
Rode Harrison The former name of the present Illinois Central Railroad station of Euclid. Post office, 1900-1903.
Rogerville Benton In southeastern part of Homer Township, Post office, 1893-97.
Rolfe Pocahontas A town near the center of section 20, Des Moines Township, four miles northeast of the present town of Rolfe, and now referred to as Old Rolfe. It was begun in 1859 and was called Highland City until in 1861 when it was platted and named Milton. In 1862 the name of Rolfe was adopted, which it bore until 1882 when the present town of Rolfe was established. At that time the old town's name was again changed to Parvin, after which it soon was abandoned. The name Old Rolfe is now generally used in speaking of it. It was the county seat from 1859 until 1870.
Rolfe Junction Pocahontas A name applied to the present town of Rolfe for a short time in its beginning.
Rolley Jackson In the southwestern part of Fairfield Township. Post office, 1854-63.
Romano O'Brien A place shown on maps of 1887 in section 18, Liberty Township.
Rome Jones The original name of the present town of Olin. Rome was platted in 1842 and the name changed to Olin in about 1868.
Root's Siding Butler The former name of the present village of Packard. Post office, 1889-1903.
Rosbach Plymouth A post office (1871-77) in the southern part of Johnson Township. This was later called Holley, which see above.
Roscoe Davis Platted in 1849 as a town in section 5, Roscoe Township, but never became more than a hamlet.
Rose Grove Hamilton In the southwest corner of section 30, Rose Grove Township. Post office, 1865-81.
Rose Hill Mahaska The post office of Rose Hill was located a mile or more west of the present town of Rose Hill from 1849 until 1860.
Rosedale Wright A post office from 1857 to 1860 and again from 1877 to 1886 in the northwestern part of Troy Township.
Roselle Carroll Thie post office (1876-1900) at the village of Hillsdale, which see above.
Rosemount Warren A village at the Corners of Sections 31 and 35, Belmont Township, and 2 and 3, White Breast Township.  Post office, 1864-80.
Rosendale Hamilton In the southeastern part of Clear Lake Township as appears on the maps of 1896.
Rosetta Keokuk A village in section 4, Washington Township, populated principally by coal miners from 1885 to 1890.
Rosette Cedar The name of the post office at the town of Carlisle (1855-69), which see above.
Rosevtlle Floyd Near the southeast corner of Ulster Township. Post office, 1903.
Roshville Mills A village of brief existence in the late 1840's on Keg Creek and the Missouri River bottom, likely in the western part of Lyons Township.
Ross Grove Montgomery A post office in section 25, Jackson Township, from 1855 to 1863.
Rossville Montgomery Laid out as a town in 1855 in section 12, Jackson Township, but never built up.
Round Grove Scott A post office (1855-1904) on the north line of section 3, Cleona Township.
Rousseau Marion Laid out in 1850 in the western part of section 9, Polk Township, on the south side of the Des Moines River. Prosperous for a few years. Post office, 1873-1903.
Roxie Bremer In section 30, Douglas Township. Post office, 1893.
Royal Ridge Sioux A post office (1871-77) in section 24, Rock Township.
Rubens Pocahontas A former station on the C & N W Ry. and village laid out in 1882 in section 1, Center Township, about two miles west of the present town of Rolfe. Post office, 1883-84. This name is still used to designate a siding on the C & N W Ry.
Runyan Osceola Listed as a post office in Osceola County from 1884 to 1885, but its location not found.
Rural Henry Listed in the 1893 U. S. Postal Guide as a post office in Henry County, but not found on maps of that period.
Rural Linn A post office from 1868 to 1878 in the northern part of Marion Township.
Rush Lake Osceola A post office (1878-89) In section 32, Fairview Township.
Rush Lake Palo Alto A post office from 1869 to 1871 in the southern part of Booth Township.
Rushville Jasper A village platted in 1857 in the northeast corner of section 9, Kellogg Township,
Rusk Pocahontas A village on the line between sections 27 and 28, Grant Township. Post office, 1894-1904. A rural church is all that remains to mark the site.
Russelville Lee Laid out in 1858 as a town in the northeast corner of section 15, Cedar Township. Also called Doantown.

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Name County Location
Sac and Fox Agency Wapello The name of the post office from 1844 to 1849 at the place that later became the present town of Agency.
Safeside Guthrie In the western part of section 6, Thompson Township. Post office, 1897-1904.
Sage Palo Alto The original name given the railroad station at Emmetsburg by the Milwaukee road in 1874, but retained but briefly.
Sailorville Wapello A town reported by W. Vandever in his survey notes of 1813 as being in the south half of section 19 and the northeast quarter of section 80, Richland Township, the location being about one mile north of the present Kirkville Station.
Saint Charles City Floyd In the central part of the present city of Charles City on the northeast side of the Cedar River. Platted September 22, 1854. The name Saint Charles City was changed to Charles City in 1860.
Saint Clair Monona A post office in section 4, Soldier Township, from 1861 to 1884.
Saint George Monona Laid out as a village in Maple Township in 1857. It only amounted to a hamlet, and that for a short time.
Saint Gilman Osceola The name first given (1872) the present town of Ashton. The post office was also Saint Gilman from 1873 to 1881.
Saint Johan Clayton Former name of the present town of Mederville.
Saint Johns Harrison A town in sections 27 and 28, Saint Johns Township, on the southeast side of the Boyer River and about two miles southeast of the present city of Missouri Valley. Platted in 1857 and an important town in its day. Post office, 1858-71.
Saint Joseph's Prairie Dubuque Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1851 as a post office in Dubuque County, but not shown on maps.
Saint Julien Linn A post office from 1846 to 1858 in the southern part of Linn Township.
Saint Mary's Linn A post office from 1849 to 1859 on the old Dubuque and Iowa City road about midway between Mount Vernon and Ivanhoe.
Saint Mary's Mills A town, the site of which is washed away, near the southwest corner of Saint Mary Township, as shown on maps of the 1850's.
Saint Paul Junction Plymouth The name given on maps of 1869 to the location where now stands the city of Le Mars.
Salem Muscatine The pioneer name of the present village and railroad station of Fairport. It was found platted as Salem at the time of the original survey in 1837, and is shown on maps of 1838 and 1839 as Salem.
Salt Creek Davis A post office in Salt Creek Township, perhaps first located in section 10, and later in Paul Shepherd's store in section 17 about three and one-half miles east of Floris. It ran from 1851 to 1863, and its discontinuance was likely because of Shepherd's disloyalty during the Civil War.
Salt Creek Tama A post office (1893-94) and hamlet in the east central part of Salt Creek Township, near the Benton County line.
Salubria Van Buren A village laid out in 1838 about two miles south of Farmington and on the same side of the river. It existed only a few years.
Samison Shelby A post office and Milwaukee railway station from 1879 to 1882 in section 32, Cass Township.
Sampson Winneshiek Listed as a post office in Winneshiek County In 1893 and 1894, but its location not found.
Samville Wayne A post office (1886-87) at or near the later village of Bentonville, which see above.
Sanbornton Clinton In the northeast corner of section 34, Liberty Township, on the banks of the Wapsipinicon River, as shown on the Black Hawk Purchase map, 1834.
Sand Creek Delaware In the eastern part of Prairie Township. Post office, 1862-64.
Sand Ridge Des Moines A post office in the southern part of Union Township from 1849 to 1851 when it was changed to Green Bay post office in Lee County.
Sandersonville Hardin A village on the Iowa River one half mile southeast of the present village of Gifford. Had water power for turning out wooden ware.
Sandyville Warren Laid out in 1851 in the northeastern part of Section 21 and the northwestern of 22, Union Township, live miles east of the present town of Ackworth. A town of importance at one time. Post office, 1855-1903.  A few scattered buildings remain.
Saratoga Hamilton A post office in the southwestern part of section 7, Hamilton Township, as shown on maps of 1875 to 1880.
Sargent Floyd Fisted in the U. S. Postal Guide as a post office in Floyd County from 1885 to 1889, but not found on maps of that period.
Saude Chickasaw In section 20, Utica Township. Post office, 1881-1914.
Saxon Wayne A post office (1888-1901) in section 25, Clay Township.
Sayre Buena Vista Listed in U. S. Postal Guide of 1893 as a post office in Buena Vista County, but not found on maps.
Schoharie Sac A post office from 1871 to 1871 in the southwestern part of Douglas Township on the Raccoon River.
Schonberg Calhoun Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide as a post office in Culhoun County in 1893 to 1897, but not found on the maps.
Schonberg Warren A post office (1871-79) at the northwest corner of section 21, Belmont Township about two miles east of the present town of Milo. It was sometimes called Belmont Center, but was one mile west of the center of that township.
Sciola Montgomery A country post office (1855-1905) in Washington Township, occupying different locations, the last one being in section 16.
Scott Fayette Near the center of Scott Township. Post office, 1897-1903.
Scott Floyd In section 23, Scott Township. Post office, 1881.
Scott Mahaska A post office (1849-67) in the central part of Scott Township.
Scott Center Fayette In the western part of Scott Township. Post office, 1865-75.
Scottswood Pottawattamie A post office from 1880 to 1886 in Garner Township.
Scranton Station Greene The name of the post office at the present town of Scranton from 1869 to 1880.
Seaton Fayette In section 29, Smithfield Township. Post office, 1867-77.
Sedalia Guthrie The name first given the present town of Jamaica, but on being platted later in the same year, 1882, it was named Van Nest, but shortly thereafter changed to Jamaica.
Sedgewick Decatur In central part of Fayette Township. Post office, 1867-75.
Seevers Jasper A coal mining town about three miles southeast of Colfax. Post office, 1903-14.
Selection Monroe A coal mining town and railroad station about five miles south of Albia. Post office, 1881-1903.
Selma Wayne A post office (1866-78) in section 4, Richman Township.
Senanton City Greene The name of the post office at the present town of Scranton from 1880 to 1889.
Sepanamo Johnson In the western part of section 12, Fremont Township, on the east side of the Iowa River opposite the mouth of the English River. Laid out in 1837, it was the first town platted in the county, but it never materialized.
Sevastopol Polk A town laid out in 1862 and incorporated in 1878, occupying the northeast quarter of section 15 and the northwest quarter of 14, township 78, range 24, south of the Raccoon and Des Moines rivers, and now included in the southern part of the city of Des Moines.
Seventy Eight Johnson In section 27, Liberty Township, on the west bank of the Iowa River, Post office, 1853-75.
Seventy Seven Johnson The name of the post office at River Junction from 1849 to 1859.
Seventy Six Center Washington A post office from 1870 to 1873 near the center of Seventy Six Township.
Shabbona O'Brien A proposed but soon abandoned railroad station in 1888 in the southwest quarter of section 21, Caledonia Township, It had a post office of the Same name from 1887 to 1889.
Shady Brook Linn A post office in Linn County from 1863 to 1866, but location not found.
Shady Grove Buchanan In section 6, Jefferson Township. Post office, 1889-1903.
Sharon Appanoose To the northeast part of section 33, Sharon Township. This village was laid out in 1856 and was on the west side of the Chariton River, and not in the same location as the later station of the same name on the east side of the river. The post office was from 1851 to 1859.
Sharon Warren A post office (1861-90) on the north line of section 2, Squaw Township.
Sharps Taylor Name of the post office at the present railroad station of Sharpsburg from 1883 to 1886.
Sharpsburg Mills The name of the village and the post office from 1860 to 1868 which later was East Plattsmouth, which see above.
Sharpston Appanoose A post office listed in U. S. Postal Guide of 1892, but not located on the maps of that period.
Shawville Appanoose A coal mining town of Pleasant Township,
Sheffield Dubuque In the western part of Cascade Township. Post office, 1869-71.
Sheffield Story A hamlet in the southwestern part of Howard Township.  Post office, 1857-60.
Shelby's Clarke Near the southwest corner of Green Bay Township. Post Office, 1857-67.
Shelbyville Shelby A town platted in 1851 in the eastern part of section 27, Grove Township. This was the first town platted in the county and was the county scat from 1853 to 1859, when it lost to Harlan. Post office, 1851 to 1862 and again from 1875 to 1881.
Shell Rock Worth A station on the Iowa Central Railroad at or near the present town of Manly, as appears on maps of 1878.
Shell Rock Falls Cerro Gordo Post office, 1857-71. The pioneer name of the present Rock Falls.
Sheridan Sioux The name of the present town of Boyden during a few years after its establishment in the 1870's.
Sheridan Van Buren A post office (1865-77) in or near section 29, Cedar Township.
Sheridan Center Poweshiek A post office (1877-83) in the northern part of Section 9, Sheridan Township. It continued as Sheridan until 1902. There is still a store there.
Sherlock Palo Alto A post office (1877-82) in the northeastern part of Silver Lake Township.
Sherman Poweshiek See Brownsville.
Sherman Center Montgomery A place shown on maps of 1878 a short way northwest from the center of Sherman Township.
Shiloh Cedar In the northeastern part of Red Oak Township. Post office, 1871-89.
Shinn Adams In section 12, Douglas Township. Post office, 1885.
Shirley Pocahontas A post office in the southeast corner of section 32, Grant Township. Post office, 1870 to 1887, and again in 1889 to 1891.
Shobe's Grove Franklin In the northeastern part of Richland Township. Post office, 1863-73,
Shockley Henry The name of the post office at the present town of Winfield from 1852 to 1853.
Shock's Station Wapello A station on the C B & Q Railroad in the southwestern part of section 5, Cass Township on the south bank of the Des Moines River, two miles southeast of Chillicothe.
Shoo Fly Johnson In the northeast part of section 32, Fremont Township. Post office, 1871-1901.
Showman Keokuk A post office from 1880 to 1890, in section 12, Benton Township,
Siam Taylor The name of the post office from 1860 to 1906, except one intermission, at the town of Buchanan, which see above.
Sickles Wapello A station on the Wabash Railway about three miles south of Ottumwa, as appears on maps of 1887.
Sigel Bremer In Section 27, Douglas Township. Post office, 1889-97.
Sigel Clayton Near the northwest corner of Read Township. Post office, 1863-73.
Silsbe Jackson A post office from 1841 to 1843 near where stands the present town of Andrew.
Silver Creek Delaware In western part of Adams Township. Post office, 1893-97.
Silver Creek Ida In section 18, Silver Creek Township. Post office, 1875.
Silver Creek Pottawattamie A post office (1852-56) in the central part of Silver Creek Township.
Silver Lake Worth A post office (1867-1906) first in Silver Lake Township, but later in the northwestern part of Hartland Township.
Silver Street Ringgold A post office (1858-63) in the northwestern part of Union Township.
Simpson Adams Formerly Canaan (see above). Post office, 1861-69. The present town of Brooks.
Sisley's Grove Linn A post office from 1857 to 1862 in section 29, Clinton Township. In an early day a small village with place for travelers, blacksmith shop, etc. A few old houses still remain.
Slabtown Webster A local name given the present town of Lehigh in its early existence.
Slagle Keokuk A post office from 1875 to 1886, in the northern part of Benton Township.
Smayville Story A pioneer hamlet in the northeastern part of section 31, Sherman Township. Post office, April 14, 1886 to July 28, 1886.
Smead Lyon A post office for a few months in 1871 a short distance south of the present town of Rock Rapids.
Smithfield Story A town laid out in 1854 in the central part of section 18, Howard Township. It was built up but little.
Smith's Ferry Jackson Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1851 as a post office in Jackson County, but not found on maps of that period.
Smith's Point Boone In section 4, Yell Township, as shown on maps of 1868-69.
Smithsfield Monroe A pioneer town mentioned in Hickenloper's History of Monroe, County, but the location not given.
Smithstown Clinton A village in section 17, Sharon Township, before the coming of the railroad into that township. The name of its post office was Burgess, which see.
Smithtfield Allamakee In the northwestern part of section 24, Franklin Township, on the Yellow River. Platted in 1854 and both sawmills and gristmills flourished there for some years.
Smithtown Woodbury The name given the present town of Smithland, as appears on maps in the 1850's.
Smyrna Clarke In the northwestern part of Section 20, Franklin Township. Post office, 1865-1900,
Snapp Pottawattamie A post office (1881-85) in Hardin Township.
Snow Hill Page A hamlet in Lincoln Township about one mile north of the present town of Coin. Post office, 1872-79.
Snyder Dallas In section 20, Des Moines Township. Post office, 1859-81.
Snyder Grove Woodbury A post office (1871-72) near the northwest corner of Willow Township.
Soap Creek Davis A post office in Marion Township from 1851 to 1857. It seems to have been the predecessor of Albany post office, as it ceased to exist when Albany began and is shown on the maps to have been close by.
Soap Creek Mills Davis A hamlet of some size and importance in a very early day in the northwest corner of section 3, Salt Creek Township, on Soap Creek.
Soaptown Iowa A common name applied to North English in its pioneer years.
Soda Bar Palo Alto A post office (1865-76) in section 33, Nevada Township, on the West Fork of the Des Moines River.
Soldier Valley Harrison A post office (1872-81) in the northern part of section 34, Jackson Township.
Somber Worth A post office (1889-1902) in section 1, Bristol Township.
Somida Shelby Mostly called Simoda.  Platted in 1857 in the southeastern part of section 8 and the southwestern part of section 9, Center Township, about one and one-half miles east of Harlan, on the West Nishnabotna River. It was a rival of Harlan for the county seat, but when it failed in that in 1859 it quickly passed away. Post office, June 19, 1958 to July 16, 1858.
Sonora Poweshiek A post office (1879-1901) in section 1, Chester Township.
South Augusta Lee A village on the south side of the Des Moines River opposite the town of Augusta, It was surveyed in 1842 but no permanent town developed.
South Bentonsport Van Buren The early name of what became Vernon in 1852. See North Bentonsport, also see Vernon.
South Flint Des Moines In the southern part of Pleasant Grove Township. Post office, 1854-89.
South Fork Wayne A post office (1849-62) near the northeast corner of Walnut Township, on the South Fork of Chariton River.
South Franklin Lee The former name of the present railroad station of Franklin, in the southern part of section 35, Franklin Township.
South Independence Decatur Post office, 1855. See Independence above.
South Keosauqua Van Buren A hamlet laid out in 1840 on the north side of the Des Moines River and now absorbed in the southern part of Keosauqua.
South Liberty Johnson A village laid out in 1857 in the western part of section 17, Liberty Township. Its post office was Bon Accord, which see above.
South O'Brien O'Brien Platted as a village in 1872 in the northeast quarter of section 33, Liberty Township. It was soon vacated. Its post office of the same name existed from 1872 to 1874, when it was discontinued in favor of Erie, which see above.
Southport Sac Laid out as a town in the eastern part of Wall Lake Township in a very early day, but never built up.
Spencer Grove Benton This post office (see Vol. XVII, p. 445) was in the northeast corner of section 10, Polk Township.
Spencerville Jones In section 3, Wyoming Township, as shown on maps of 1881.
Spinneyville Scott A hamlet later known as Linwood, which see above. The post office was Spinneyville from 1872 to 1880.
Spring Branch Delaware In the northeastern part of Milo Township. Post office, 1854-56.
Spring Creek Tama A post office (1857-60) in section 32, Spring Creek Township.
Spring Grove Linn A post office from 1851 to 1879 in the northwestern part of Spring Grove Township.
Spring Lake Bremer In section 17, Lafayette Township. Post office, 1857-73.
Spring Rock Clinton In the southwestern part of Spring Rock Township. Post office, 1841-63,
Spring Run Louisa A post office from 1852 to 1865 in the northeastern part of Elm Grove Township.
Spring Valley Decatur In the eastern part of Hamilton Township. Post office, 1857-1900.
Spring Valley Monona The name of the post office at Moorhead for a few years in the early 1880's as shown on maps of that period.
Springfield Clayton A town in the southeastern part of section 4, Grand Meadow Township. Platted in 1869.
Springfield Jackson The name of the post office from 1840 to 1843 located where the city of Maquoketa now Stands. The name of the office was changed to Maquoketa in 1843.
Springfield Keokuk A town in the southwest corner of section 28, and the northwest corner of section 33, Washington Township. It was laid out in 1845 and was an active town until the 1870's. Its post office was from 1840 to 1893.
Springfield Muscatine Shown on maps of 1857 at or near the later post office of Myrtle, which see above.
Springfield Polk Listed in the Index Plat Directory to Towns, etc., in Polk County, by George A. McVicker, 1884, as an obsolete town in Polk County, but location not found.
Springvale Humboldt The pioneer name of the present city of Humboldt. Springvale was the name of the post office from 1869-71.
Springville Clayton A village in the northeastern part of Millville Township, about one mile west of Turkey River Station as shown on maps of 1875 and 1880.
Springville Davis A village in section 34, Wyaconda Township, about one and one-fourth miles north of Savannah. It was platted in 1859 and was prosperous for a few years.
Springwater Winneshiek A hamlet in section 24, Canoe Township, on the north side of Canoe Creek. Its post office was Aquilfa Grove from 1856 to 1864, and was Springwater from 1864 to 1896.
Spruce Mills Jackson Near the southeast corner of Tete Des Morts Township. Post office, 1853-63.
Squires Mills Dubuque A hamlet in Iowa Township founded in 1855.
Staketown Palo Alto The local name by which the prospective town of Emmetsburg was known from 1858 to shortly after the coming of the Milwaukee railway in 1874.
Stanford Marshall A post office (1869-82) in section 4, Bangor Township.
Stapleton Chickasaw In the southeastern part of Stapleton Township. Post office, 1837-81.
Star Marion A post office (1867-1902) in the southwestern part of section 14, Franklin Township.
Steady Run Keokuk A post office from 1850 to 1857, in the northwest corner of section 13, Steady Run Township.
Steen Winnebago A post office from 1892 to 1894 in Grant Township, west of and not far from the later post office of Hollandale, which see above.
Stelapolis Iowa The name of the post office at the town of Williamsburg from 1861 to 1880, as shown in the U. S. Official Register.
Stella Allamakee In section 20, Ludlow Township. Post office, 1897.
Stergis Howard A post office in Paris Township in 1859.
Sterling Jackson An old village at the corners of sections 15, 16, 21 and 22, Iowa Township. Post office, 1853-97.
Sterling Louisa A town on the Iowa River which was afterwards added to Toolsboro. It was sometimes Called Mount Sterling.
Stilesville Davis Former name of the present village of Stiles.
Stillwater Mitchell A post office (1871-99) in the east section 8, Lincoln Towmship.
Stillwell Poweshiek A former name of the present railroad station of Moore, and of the post office at that place from 1892 to 1914.
Stonebridge Mahaska This post office (see Vol. XVII, p. 599) was in section 15, Monroe Township.
Story Story A post office (1877-78) at or near Sunset, which see below.
Strand Adams In Section 32, Lincoln Township. Post office, 1889-1903.
Strawberry Hill Jones Formerly an independent village adjacent to Anamosa on the east, but a part of that city since 1901.
Strawberry Hill Muscatine A post office (1851-61) in the southern part of Cedar Township.
Streepyville Appanoose A coal mining town of Pleasant Township.
String Prairie Lee A post office indicated on maps of 1854 in section 15, Des Moines Township.
Stringtown Davis A village about one mile south of the village of Troy. The post office at this place was called Fox from 1842 to 1853. It was platted as Dover in 1848, but was called Harpersville sometimes and later Stringtown, and had a post office by the latter name from 1853 to 1867.
Stringtown Henry See Traxler below.
Stumptown Van Buren A local name given in pioneer times to the village of Independence, which see above.
Sturges Falls Black Hawk The name applied from 1845 to 1849 to the settlement that later became Cedar Falls.
Sturges Rapids Black Hawk In northeastern part of Lester Township on the Wapsipinicon River, as shown on maps of 1862-68.
Suffolk Clinton Pioneer name of the post office of Elvira, being listed as Suffolk in 1854.
Sugar Creek Cedar Post office, 1885. Formerly called Sugar Creek Mills, which see below.
Sugar Creek Jasper In the southeastern part of Richland Township, Post office, 1862-71.
Sugar Creek Mills Cedar In the Southern part of Sugar Creek Town-Ship, Post office, 1875-81.
Sugar Grove Poweshiek The name of a post office (1849-62) in the southwestern part of Grinnell Township, about three miles southwest of the present city of Grinnell.  It is shown on maps as late as 1869.
Sugar Hill Cedar Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Cedar County in 1861-63, but not found on maps of that period.
Sullivan Jackson In the northwestern part of Prairie Springs Township. Post office, 1851-61.
Summer Hill Jackson In the southeastern part of Fairfield Township. Post office, 1855-65.
Summers Benton In northwestern part of Fremont Township. Post office, 1873.
Summerset Adair The original name of the present town of Fontanelle. Platted in 1855 ami name changed to Fontanelle in 1857.
Summit Clay In section 24, Summit Township, Post office, 1875.
Summit Story Listed as a post office in Story County from 1894 to 1901, but its location not fuund.
Summit Van Buren The name first given the present village of Mount Zion when it was laid out in 1860.
Sumner Bremer In section II, Sumner Township. A post office was on that location from about 1860 to 1870, when the present town of Sumner was established two miles to the south and the post office removed to it.
Sumner Humboldt A town laid out in 1857 in the southeast quarter of section 12, Delana Township, but never built up.
Sunny Side Buchanan In eastern part of section 19, Jefferson Township. Post office, 1861-81,
Sunset Story A place about two miles west of the town of Zearing. Post office, 1878-81.
Sutton Warren Listed in the U. S. postal records as a post office in Warren County from 1897 to 1900, but the location not found.
Swan Lake Emmet In section 25, Center Township, immediately north of the western part of Swan Lake. Town platted in 1879. Was the county seat from 1880 to 1882, and a post office from 1881 to 1900.
Swan Lake Pocahontas The name for a short time of the post office later called Garlock, which see above, when it was established in 1877.
Swanton Butler The name of the post office (1857-1900) located about four miles southeast of New Albion, which see above, and later in the southeast corner of section 34, Jefferson Township, as shown on Andreas' Atlas, 1875.
Swea Kussuth A post office in section 3, Swea Township, from 1872 to 1893. In 1890 a town called Swea was laid out in the northwestern part of section 10, or about three miles northeast of the present town of Swea City.
Swede Point Boone In northeast corner of Section 36, Douglas Township, Platted in 1851. Post office, 1857-80. The name of the town was changed to Madrid in 1855.
Sylvan Clayton In the eastern part of Cass Township. Post office, 1854-57.
Syracuse Bremer In section 18, Polk Township, Post office, 1863-67.

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Tallahoma Lucas A post office in the northern part of Jackson Township from 1853 to 1875.
Talleyrand Keokuk A town at the intersections of sections 13, 14, 23 and 24, Clear Creek Township. Laid out in 1857 and a busy town for many years. Its post office, 1858-1927.
Tamaville Tama A post office (1855-63) in the southeastern part of Otter Creek Township, about seven miles east of the present city of Tama.
Tanktown Johnson The early name of the railroad station at the present town of Oxford.
Tara Dubuque In the northeastern part of White Water Township. Post office, 1861-65.
Tarkio Page A post office (1851-82) in the northwest corner of section 14, Tarkio Township. It was one mile northwest of Tarkio City, which see below,
Tarkio City Page Platted in 1859 in the southeastern part of section 84 and the southwestern of 35, Tarkio Township. It aspired to be the county seat, but existed only a few years.
Taunton Warren A post office (1876-83) at or near the later post office of Felix, which see above.
Taylor Davis A post office from 1851 to 1865 in section 31, Union Township, about three miles northwest of Pulaski.
Taylor Hill Grundy In the northwestern part of Fairfield Township. Post office, 1857-63.
Taylor's Grove Benton In southeastern part of St. Clair Township. Post office, 1854-63.
Taylorsville Fayette A town in sections 22 and 23, Fairfield Township. Platted in 1851. Post office, 1855-75.
Tayor Station Pottawattamie A post office (1874-83) in the central part of Washington Township. It ran as Taylor from 1883-1907.
Tecumseh Louisa A prospective town in early territorial times located somewhere on the Iowa River in Louisa County, but the exact place not found.
Temple Hill Jones A hamlet in the northern part of section 27, Washington Township. It had a post office in 1857 to 1860, when it was discontinued but was revived again and ran from 1884 to 1901.
Tenold Worth A hamlet and post office (1881-1906) in the southwest corner of section 17 and the southeast corner of section 18, Brookfield Township.  A store and a creamery are still there.
Tenville Montgomery A post office from 1899 to 1901 in the southern part of Washington Township.
Terra Haute Decatur In Section 17, Burrell Township, on Grand River. Once a thriving village. Post office, 1867-81.
Terry Benton The former name of the present Milwaukee R. R. station of Walford, Florence Township.
Tete Des Morts Jackson The name of the post office from 1841 to 1851 at the present village of Saint Donatus.
The Forks Montgomery The pioneer name applied to Villisca, because of its being near the forks of the Middle and West Nodaway rivers.
Thomas Ringgold The name of the post office from 1884 to 1891 at the present Village of Watterson in Lot's Creek Township.
Thompson Audubon In central part of Cameron Township. Post office, 1893-97.
Thompsontown Woodbury Staked off as a town in 1847 at Floyd's Bluff (which see above). Thompson town became the county seat, although it had but one log hut, and was until Sergeants Bluff won the prize in 1854.
Thompsonville Monroe A post office in the northeastern part of Cedar Township from 1863 to 1869.
Thoten Winneshiek A post office (1870-1903) in section 14, Glenwood Township.
Thrall Wright A former platted town and station on the C. & N. W. Ry. about one mile north of the present town of Goldfield. Post office 1882-1907.
Three Rivers Warren A post office from 1848 to 1854 at or near the location of the present town of Hartford.
Tibbitt Polk Listed as a post office in Polk County from 1880 to 1883, but location not found.
Tibbottsville Shelby A village of rather brief existence about one-half mile southwest of the business section of the present town of Irwin on the Botna River. It had a post office from 1880 to 1882.
Tieville Monona A post office from 1870 to 1878 on the bank of the Missouri River in the southwestern part of Lincoln Township, seven miles west and one mile south of Onawa.
Tileville Madison Sometimes called Narrows. A hamlet in the late 1840's where, or near where, was the post office of Montpeiier, which see above. Tileville was also the name of a railroad station about four miles east of Winterset, which was near where the original hamlet of Tileville stood.
Tilton Poweshiek The post office of Tilton was some two and one-half miles west of the present railway station and village of Tilton from about 1871 to 1884.
Timber Creek Marshall A country post office (1850-82) shown on the earlier maps in the central part, then the southern part of Timber Creek Township, and later in the northeast corner of Jefferson Township.
Time Lucas A post office from 1859 to 1853 in the central part of Washington Township.
Tingley Union A post office by this name was in existence near the southwest comer of Pleasant Township from 1868 to 1881, until at the latter date the present town of Tingley in the northern part of Ringgold County was established.
Tip Top Carroll The name first given to the present town of Arcadia.
Tipperary Lucas A coal mining town in Lincoln Township a few miles northeast of Chariton. It had a post office from 1910 to 1921. A few scattered houses still remain.
Tippo Davis The name of the post office in 1849 where later the present village of Savannah was built.
Tipton Grove Hardin In section 22, and later in section 26, Tipton Township. Post office, 1865-80.
Titus Washington A station on the C M & St P Ry, in the northwestern part of section 28, Franklin Township, about five miles southwest of Washington. It had a post office from 1910 to 1913.
Tivola Dubuque In section 17, Iowa Township. Post office, 1849-53. Name changed to Evergreen, which see.
Toddtown Louisa Another name for Hillsboro, which see above.
Tom Corwin Allamakee The name of the post office at Johnsonsport in 1851.
Tool's Point Jasper The name first given to the present town of Monroe. It was platted in 1860 as Tool's Point, and the post office received the same name, but the change was made to Monroe a year or two later.
Torah Linn Listed as a post office in Linn County from 1851 to 1853, but location not found.
Tower Hill Delaware In section 15, Adams Township. Post office, 1856-89.
Towner Polk see Towner Lake below,
Towner Lake Polk A post office (1879-83) in the southwestern part of Jefferson Township. It continued as Towner from 1883 to 1885.
Tracey Dallas Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1869 as a post office in Dallas County. It is the present town of Van Meter.
Trader╞s Point Mills A hamlet and ferry on the Missouri River near the northwest corner of Saint Mary Township, and near the Pottawattamie County line, the site of which is washed away. (See Pottawattamie County list.) In the 1870's there was for a few years a railroad station by the Same name near the north edge of Saint Mary Township.
Traders Point Pottawattamie In the 1850's it is said to have been in the northwest quarter of section 35, township 74, range 44, on the bank of the Missouri River, about half a mile north of the Mills County line, but maps after 1870 show it then as being a short distance south of the county line. See Mills County list. It is listed as a post office in Pottawattamie County in 1852.
Tranquillity Appanoose In southeastern part of section 16, Johns Township. Post office, 1871-79.
Traxler Henry In the western part of section 20, Marion Township, Post office, 1893-97. Stringtown was the name of the hamlet here.
Tremaine Hamilton In the southern part of section 31, Independence Township. Post office, 1889-97.
Trent Polk The name of the post office (1874-94) at the present C & N W Ry. station of Carney, in section 36, Crocker Township.
Trimello Clay In section 6, Clay Township. Post office, 1875-1900.
Tripoli Bremer The village was laid out in 1856 in the east part of section 33, Frederica Township. It prospered until 1880 when it was removed almost bodily one mile south to its present location on the C. G. W. Railroad.
Trout River Winneshiek A village in the central part of Frankville Township. Its post office was Jamestown from 1851 to 1852, but was called Trout River from 1852 to 1855.
Troy Lucas A village on the C B & Q Railroad in section 18, White Breast Township, about two miles east of Lucas, as appears on maps of the early I900's.
Tunis Wapello A post office about two miles north of Agency from 1897 to 1900.
Tunnel Hamilton In the northwestern part of Hamilton Township. Post office, 1885-97.
Turkey Grove Cass The name first given to the post office at Grove City, from 1857 to 1863, which see above.
Turkey Run Decatur In the northeastern part of Center Township, as shown on maps of 1857.
Turner Jasper A former station on the C R I & P Railway in Rock Creek Township.
Turner Mills A post office from 1871 to 1879 in the central part of Deer Creek Township.
Turnersville Fayette In the eastern part of Banks Township, as shown on maps of 1862.
Tuscarora Lee A hamlet in the southeast corner of section 8, Franklin Township. Its post office was established in 1840, but in 1853 the name was changed to Dover.
Tuttle Grove Guthrie In section 20, Orange Township, Post office, 1875-77.
Tweeten Winnebago A post office from 1900 to 1903 in the southwestern part of section 11, Newton Township.
Twelve Mile Grove Warren Listed in the U. S. postal records as a post office in Warren County in 1863, but the location not found.
Twin Lakes Calhoun In section 31, Sherman Township. Post office, 1867-89. Yatesville.  In section 22, Lincoln Township. Post office, 1867-69.
Twin Oak Louisa A post office in the southwestern part of section 20, Oakland Township, from 1873 to 1881.
Twin Springs Winneshiek The name of the post office at the present village of Kendallville from 1856 to 1874.
Twin Springs Winneshiek The present village of Festina in Washington Township was platted as Twin Springs in 1850, but the name was later changed to the name of its post office, Festina.
Tyner Polk A small village in the central part of Elkhart Township with a post office, 1877-1902.
Typee Jefferson Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1846 as a post office in Jefferson County, but not found on the maps of that period.
Tyro Poweshiek A post office (1862-73) in the eastern part of section 32, Washington Township.
Tyson's Mills Webster The pioneer name of the present town of Lehigh. It was begun in 1856 as Tyson's Mills. The name was changed to Vesper, and later to Lehigh. Tyson's Mills was the name of the post office from 1870 to 1876.
Ulm Polk A former station on the C & N W Ry. on the west line of section 19, Lincoln Township, as appears on maps of 1875.

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Name County Location
Ulster Floyd A village in section 10, Ulster Township, Post office, 1859-75.
Una Wayne A place in the southwestern part of Union Township, about six miles north of Corydon, as appears on maps from 1863 to 1869, Post office, 1863-64.
Uncle Abe Davis A post office in 1863 in section 24, Fox River Township, about one mile east and two and one-half north of West Grove.
Uncle Sam Dallas Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1855 as a post office in Dallas County, but not found on maps of that period.
Union Polk A place a short distance east of where Sevastopol which see above, was later established, as appears on maps of 1855 and 1856.
Union Pottawattamie A place one mile cast of Cartersville, which see above, as appears on maps of 1868 and later.
Union Van Buren A post office (1847-56) in or near section 34, Union Township.
Union Center Jackson In the southwestern part of Fairfield Township. Post office, 1865-97.
Union City Union Laid out in 1855 near the northwest corner of section 21, Platte Township, about one mile southeast of the present town of Kent. A stage road town of importance. Post office, 1858-72.
Union Corners Van Buren The early name of the post office (1849-53) at what later became the village of Mount Sterling.
Union Grove Cedar Post office, 1854. Name changed to Onion Grove, which see above.
Union Grove Page A post office (1866-81) in section 21, Washington Township.
Union Hill Ringgold A post office (1861-82) in the southern part of section 16, Union Township.
Union Hill Warren A place in the southern part of section 9, Union Township, as shown on maps of 1869.
Union Prairie Allamakee In the northwestern part of section 20, Union Prairie Township. Post office, 1851-69.
Union Ridge Butler In the northwest corner of section 20, Pittsford Township. Post office, 1881.
Union Ridge Franklin In the northeastern part of Ingham Township, Post office, 1859-75.
Unionburg Harrison A hamlet and post office (1869-89) in the southern part of section 23, Union Township.
Uniontown Delaware In eastern part of Union Township. Post office, 1853-89.
Unionville Boone In Union Township. Laid out in 1858, but never materialized, nor even got on the maps.
Unionville Tama A place in the southwestern part of Spring Creek Township, as appears on maps of 1862.
Unique Humboldt In section II, Weaver Township. Post office, 1878-1900.
Unity Benton In northeastern part of Eden Township. Post office, 1858-69.
Unity Johnson In the northeast corner of section 16, Union Township. Post office, 1871-1900.
University Place Polk A town incorporated in 1883, located in the southwest quarter of section 33 and the east half of the southeast quarter of 32, township 79, range 24, now included in the northwestern part of the city of Des Moines. Post office, 1886-89.
Updegraff Clayton In section 19, Mallory Township, Post office, 1881-1903.
Upland Lyon A post office in section 16, Centennial Township, from 1877 to 1890.
Upper, Grove Hancock (See Amsterdam.)
Upton Van Buren An important inland town near the center of the south section 17, Des Moines Township. It was on the state line, part of the town being in Missouri. Post office, 1852-1903.
Urbana City Monroe A village, prosperous for some years, in the southwestern part of Urbana Township. Post office, 1868-75.
Ute Monona A post office from 1870 to 1887 in section 22, Saint Clair Township, about three miles northwest of the present town of Ute.

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Name County Location
Valley Washington The name of the post office from 1851 to 1905 at the town of Paris, which see above.
Valley City Scott The name first given (1833) to the present village and railway station of Pleasant Valley.
Valley Farm Linn A post office from 1854 to 1872 in the western part of section 16, Jackson Township.
Valley View Harrison A post office (1870-89) in section 2, Union Township.
Van Buren Jackson A hamlet in section 15, Van Buren Township. Post office, 1852-1900,
Van Buren Lee The name first given to the post office established at Warren, now a railroad station in section 35, Harrison Township, This was from January to December, 1849.
Van Buren Van Buren A town laid out in 1839, now constituting the southern part of the present town of Kcosauqua. Van Buren and Des Moines City, which see above, joined together, making Keosauqua. Van Buren was the name of the post office from 1841 to 1845 when it became Keosauqua.
Van Nest Guthrie (See Sedalia above.)
Vanberbilt Linn The name first given the present village of Fairfax when it was laid out in 1863.
Vandalia Jasper A village in the southwest portion of section 20, Des Moines Township. It was laid out in 1853 and was prosperous in the 1860's. Post office, 1857-1903.
Vandenburg Clinton The pioneer name of the present city of De Witt, and the one which it bore only about a year, from May, 1841, until February, 1842.
Vandyke Des Moines In the northwestern part of Union Township. Post office, 1859-69.
Vaughn Fremont In section 7 on the north side of Walnut Creek, Walnut Township. Post office, 1873-75.
Vega Henry A post office (1851-97) shown in the northwestern part of Salem Township on maps of 1850 and 1857, but in the western part of Tippecanoe Township on maps of the 1890's.
Vega Jefferson In the northeast comer of section 35, Round Prairie Township. Post office, 1881-89. (Formerly in Henry County.)
Venus Madison A post office from 1883 to 1873 near the center of Grand River Township.
Verbeck Humboldt Shown on maps of 1887 where the town of Tlior now stands. Verbeck was a post office in 1881.
Vernon Van Buren A village laid out in 1837 as South Bentonsport, but became Vernon in 1852. It was on the south side of the Des Moines River from Bentonsport. A few old buildings still remain. Vernon was the name of their post office from 1852 to 1903.
Vernon Springs Howard An important town in sections 33 and 31, Vernon Springs Township, on the north bank of Turkey River. It was two miles southwest of the present city of Cresco, and was the county seat from 1865 to 1867. Post office, 1861-69.
Verona Poweshiek A post office (1870-85) in section 26, Lincoln Township, on the stage line from Victor to Dresden.
Veroqua Jones The name of the present town of Morley from 1873 to 1880, the post office also having the same name.
Vesper Webster See Tyson's Mills above.
Vienna Marshall A post office (1856-83) in the southwestern part of section 10, Vienna Township.
Village Wapello A post office southeast of Ottumwa on the south side of the Des Moines River from 1847 to 1860.
Village Creek Allamakee In section 18. Lafayette Township (see Milton). Post office, 1853-1903. One store still remains.
Vincent Washington A station on the C R I & P Ry in the southern part of Franklin Township, as shown on maps of 1887.
Vineyard Tama A post office (1870-77) in the eastern part of section 29, Carlton Township.
Vino Adair In section 24, Richland Township, Post office, 1873-75.
Viola Delaware In Colony Township. Post office, 1852-59.
Viola Dubuque In the northeastern part of New Wine Township, as shown on maps of 1857.
Viola Center Audubon In section 21, Viola Township. Post office, 1881-1900.
Viona Humboldt In section 34, Vernon Township. Post office, 1869-75.
Virginia Grove Louisa A post office (1843-71) in the northern part of Morning Sun Township.
Vista Buchanan In section 26, Westburg Township. Post office, 1889-1903.
Volga City Fayette A former name of the present village of Lima. (See Lightville above.)
Vollamova Clinton Listed in the U. S. Postal Guide as a post office in Clinton County from 1885 to 1893, but not found on maps of that period.
Volney Allamakee In section 13, Franklin Township, on Yellow River about a mile below Smith field. Was devoted to milling business. Laid out in 1850. Post office, 1853-1903.
Von Humboldt In section 34, Humboldt Township. Post office, 1871-81.
Voss Allamakee Listed in the US Postal Guide from 1889 to 1903 as a post office in Allamakee County, but the name is not found on maps of that period.
Vowells Jasper The name by which Farmersville (which see, above) was first shown on the maps.
Vulcan Keokuk A village in the north edge of section 4, Washington Township. It was a coal mining village existing only a few years around 1890.

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Wabasha Clayton Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Clayton County from 1843 to 1845, but the name not found on maps of that period.
Wacousta Humboldt On the south line of section 32, Waeousta Township. Post office, 1863-81.
Wadaloup Grundy The name of the post office (1867-75) at the hamlet of Jerusalem, which see above, near the present town of Beaman.
Wagner Clayton Near the northwest corner of Wagner Township, Post office, 1859-93.
Wagonersburg Jackson Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1861 as a post office in Jackson County, and thought to have been where Emeline is now located, section 22, Brandon Township.
Wahaghbonsy Mills A hamlet and post office (1852-72) in section 18, Rawles Township, on Wahbonsie Creek. Later for a few years there was a railroad station by the name of Wahbonsie in the southern part of section 33, Lyons Township, near the Fremont County line.
Wahkonsa Polk The name popularly given to the present town of Polk City at the time of its establishment in 1850. An Indian village by that name preceded the white settlement at that place.
Wahtawwah Adair In section 13, Grove Township, Post office, 1851-54. Name changed to Holaday's (which see above) and location changed.
Wakefield Cass In section 24, Atlantic (now Grove) Township, as shown on maps of 1862,
Walbridge Humboldt Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1869 as a post office in Humboldt County, but not found on the maps of that period.
Walbridge Grove Webster A place in the northwestern part of Badger Township near the east bank of the Des Moines River, as shown on maps of 1878.  Post office, 1868 and 1869.
Wald Cedar In eastern part of Red Oak Township. Post office, 1897.
Walden Keokuk A post office from 1873 to 1888, near the center of section 18, Jackson Township.
Wales Montgomery A post office (1886-1901) near the center of Lincoln Township.
Wales Worth A post office (1869-73) in the central part of Union Township.
Walkerville Page A post office (1874-1900) in the southwestern part of Washington Township.
Wallace Dickinson In the southern part of Westport Township. Post office, 1900-1903.
Wallace Montgomery A post office (1875-78) in the southern part of Douglas Township.
Walling's Landing Louisa A pioneer hamlet at or near where Port Louisa was afterward established.
Walnut Jefferson In the southwestern part of Penn Townhip. Post office, 1840-67.
Walnut City Appanoose In the northwestern part of Walnut Township. Never more than a hamlet and neighborhood center. Post office, 1867-97.
Walnut Creek Fremont Fisted in the U. S. Official Register of 1871 as a post office in Fremont County, but not found on maps of that period.
Walnut Creek Polk Listed in 1857 as a post office in Polk County, but the location not found.
Walnut Creek Station Pottawattamie A post office (1870-75) at or near where now is the town of Walnut.
Walnut Fork Jones A village that was slightly to the east of the present town of Olin and was platted in 1854. The post office was named Walnut Fork and ran from 1841 to 1872.
Walnut Grove Mills A post office in Mills County from 1851 to 1857, but location not found.
Walnut Grove Pottawattamie A place near the northwest corner of Hazel Dell Township, as shown on maps of 1850 to 1862.
Walnut Grove Scott A post office (1844-72) in the northern part of section 19, Butler Township.
Walsh Appanoose Post office listed in U. S, Postal Guide, 1890-97.
Waltham Tama A hamlet in the central part of section 3, York Township, three miles northwest of the present town of Elberon. Post office, 1863-94.
Wanamaker Ringgold A post office (1891-1902) in the northeast corner of section 31, Athens Township.
Waneta Davis A post office from 1897 to 1905 at the A. R. Lightfoot store in the southwest quarter of section 5, Roscoe Township.
Wapello Clinton [The notes of William A. Burt of the government survey of 1837 say: "On or about the northeast corner of section 31, township 82, range 7 east, there has been a town laid out, called Wapello, four families in the town."-E.R.H.] This location is in the east central part of that portion of the present city of Clinton, formerly called Lyons, and on the bank of the Mississippi River.
Wapsa Linn A post office from 1856 to 1870 north of the central part of Maine Township, on the Wapsipinicon River.
Wapsie Bremer In the southwest corner of section 6, Franklin Township. Post office, 1893-1903.
Wapsie Mitchell A post office from 1883 to 1887 in the central part of Wayne Township.
Ward Mills The name by which the present town of Silver City was known for a time in the 1870's.
Ward Monroe A coal mining town about two miles southeast of the present town of Hiteman, as shown on maps of about 1900.
Ward's Corners Buchanan In section 23, Madison Township. The pioneer name of the present town of Lamont. Post office, 1863 to 1881 when the name was changed to Lamont.
Wardsville Hancock In the northeast corner of Madison Township, as shown on maps of 1857.
Warner's Mill Keokuk A post office in 1854 to 1855 in the southern part of section 30, Clear Creek Township.
Warren Black Hawk In section 16, Spring Creek Township. The plat was filed in 1855, but the town never appeared.
Warren Lyon Former name of the present town of Inwood.
Warren Center Lucas A post office in 1872 to 1874 near the center of Warren Township.
Warren Grove Jasper Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Jasper County from 1859 to 1871, but not found on the maps of that period.
Warrensville Mahaska A hamlet in the southern part of Richland Township, on the South Skunk River. Post office, 1849-54.
Warsaw Cedar In the southwestern part of section 34, township 81, range 3, about three miles west of the present city of Tipton. Laid out in I887 and an aspirant for the county seat.
Warsaw Wayne A hamlet in the northwest corner of section 8, Howard Township. Post office, 1855 to 1861 and from 1866 to 1903.
Washburn Franklin In the southeastern part of Ross Township. Post office, 1871.
Washington Henry The early name of the present town of Hillsboro. The name was changed about 1851.
Wassonville Washington A village laid out in 1848 in the eastern part of section 12 and the western part of the east section 7, Lime Creek Township, about midway as to north and south of the two sections and on the north side of English River. It had a good mill and was an important town on the stage routes and underground railroad. Post office, 1849-75.
Waterford Jackson In the central part of South Fork Township, south of the Maquoketa River. Post office, 1855-67.
Waterman O'Brien Listed as a post office in 1860 to 1862 in O'Brien County, and believed to have been in tile southeastern part of Waterman Township.
Waterman Wright A post office (1871-1900) in the northwestern part of section 29, Wall Lake Township.
Watertown Floyd A hamlet In the northern part of Floyd Township on the Cedar River. Post office, 1859-70.
Watertown Van Buren Laid out as a town in. 1837 across the Des Moines River from Farmington. Little improving, if any, was done.
Watson Allamakee In southwestern part of Linton Township, Post office, 1875-81.
Watson Clayton In section 5, Giard Township. Post office, 1885-1903.
Waubesopinecoux Dubuque Listed in U. S. Official Register as a post office in Dubuque County from 1838 to 1841, but not found on maps. It is also listed in Galland's Iowa Emigrant, page 30.
Waudena Chickasaw In the northern part of New Hampton Township, as shown on maps of 1857 to 1862.
Waugh's Point Keokuk In section 30, Steady Run Township, as shown on maps of 1855 and 1850.
Waveland Pottawattamie A post office (1870-81) on the south line of section 26, Waveland Township.
Wax Cass Listed in the U. S. Official Guide as a post office in Cass County from 1893 to 1897, but not found on maps of those years.
Wayne Cross Roads Wayne Listed as a post office in Wayne County from 1858 to 1860, but the location not found.
Webster Allamakee Listed in the US Official Register of 1851 as a post office in Allamakee County, but not found on maps of that period.
Webster Madison Laid out as a town in 1855 along the central part of the north line of section 6, Webster Township. It never became much more than a hamlet. Its post office was Middle River.
Weeping Willow Davis A post office in West Grove Township from 1853 to 1855, It seems to have been about two miles west and one-fourth mile south of the present village of West Grove, and the predecessor of the present post office of West Grove.
Weld's Landing Dubuque In the northeast corner of Peru Township. Post office, 1851-59.
Welland Appanoose In southeast corner of Franklin Township. Post office, 1859-63.
Weller Monroe A post office in section 21, Cedar Township, from 1856 to 1907.
Wells Madison A post office from 1871 to 1896 in section 6, Grand River Township.
Wells Mills Appanoose The post office, 1851-71, at Hillstown, see Hillstown.
Wellsberg Page A post office (1869-75) in the southwestern part of Colfax Township.
Welton Clinton In section 3, Welton Township. A village founded in 1850, consisting of a colony of English artisans. It existed only a few years. The present Welton is over a mile south of the original one.
Wendell Cherokee In central part of Willow Township, as shown on maps of 1887.
Wentworth Mitchell A post office (1858-93) in section 36, Wayne Township. It was the successor of Dureau, which see above.
West Albany Fayette The name of the post office from 1873 to 1881 at the village of Albany (which see above).
West Alexander Lucas A post office in 1864 to 1865 in section 30, Cedar Township.
West Auburn Fayette A village in the central part of section 26, Auburn Township, adjoining Auburn on the northwest. The villages of Auburn, West Auburn, and Massilon constituted a group of milling villages on the Little Turkey River.
West Bend Palo Alto A post office In the central part of West Bend Township some three miles southwest of the present town of West Bend and on the east side of the West Fork of Des Moines River, as shown on maps from 1863 to 1881.
West Buffalo Scott The name of the post office from 1841 to 1857 in a portion of the town of Buffalo.
West Dayton Webster The name of the post office (1858-77) at the present town of Dayton.
West Fork Monona A post office (1862-73) in the eastern part of Lake Township.
West Irving Tama The name of the post office from 1858 to 1875 at the village of Irving, which see above.
West Lake Hancock In Twin Lakes Township. Post office, 1897.
West Liberty Polk A place about two miles south of Fort Des Moines, which see above, as shown on maps of 1855 to 1868.
West London Keokuk Laid out as a town in 1847, in section 18, Benton Township, but never developed.
West Milton Guthrie In the southwestern part of section 10, Penn Township. A town was platted in I855 but only a few buildings were erected, Post office, I856-61.
West Pilot Iowa In section 15, Pilot Township. Post office, 1872-89.
West Poet Louisa Louisa A town laid out in 1819 in the South part of section 6 and the north part of 7, township 74 north, range 2 west. It was about one-half mile west of Port Louisa and although the older town of the two, became of secondary importance.
West Point Butler The early name of the present town of Bristow.
West Prairie Linn A post office from 1867 to 1885 in the northwestern part of section 26, Spring Grove Township.
West Scott Buena Vista On the west line of Scott Township. Post office, 1877-97.
West Troy Iowa On west line of section 19, Troy Township. Post office, 1873-81.
West Union Tama A village in the central part of section 11, Perry Township, about one mile east of the present town of Traer, as shown on maps of 1875.
West Union Union Platted in 1854 in section 22, Jones Township, about one mile southwest of the present town of Thayer. A busy town on the stage line. Vacated in 1863.
Western Linn A town laid out in 1856 in the southern part of section 34, College Township. It was the home of Western College and became quite a village.
Western Poweshiek Listed as a post office in Poweshiek County from 1851 to 1853, but the location not found.
Western City Keokuk The original government survey of Richland Township was made in 1843 and the notes say, "A place on west half of section 17 called Western City was laid off for a town, but contains only two or three houses." It was about four miles northwest of Richland. It was planned to make it the county seat.
Western College Linn The name of the post office at the town of Western, which see above, from 1858 to 1906,
Westfield Fayette The pioneer name of the western and older portion of the present town of Fayette. Westfield was laid out in 1851, and Fayette four years later.
Westfield Poweshiek A place on the west line of section 30, Grinnell Township, on the Jasper County line, as shown on maps of 1881 and 1887. Also, see Lattlmer's Grove above.
Westfield Worth A post office (1870-71 ) on the west line of Union Township about midway as to north and south.
Westford Warren A place shown on maps from 1856 to 1868 on Middle River at or near the location of the present village of Somerset.
Weston Marion Platted as a town in 1856 in the northern part of section 35, Pleasant Grove Township, but never built up,
Westport Linn The first projected town in Linn County, staked out in 1838, three years before the government survey, on the Cedar River near the present town of Bertram.
Wexford Allamakee In the southeast corner of the east section 6, Taylor Township. Post office, 1851-61.
Wheeler Pottawattamie See Wheeler's Grove below.
Wheeler's Grove Pottawattamie A post office at the village of Eminence, which see above, from 1866 to 1883 when the name of the post office was changed to Wheeler, and continued to 1901. The village also took the name of Wheeler about the same time as did the post office.
Wheeler's Ranch Sac A post office from 1875 to 1878 in section 14, Wheeler Township.
Wheeling Marion Laid out in 1851 in the northern part of section 5, Pleasant Grove Township, two and one-half miles north of Pleasantville. Post office, 1852-84.
Whipple Pottawattamie A post office (1870-80) in the central part of Wright Township.
White Monroe A coal mining town in the northeastern part of Bluff Creek Township, as shown on maps from 1873 to 1885.
White Ash Washington A post office (1873-85) in section 1 of Highland Township.
White Breast Clarke Near the western border of Green Bay Township. Post office, 1851-57.
White Breast Lucas A post office from 1869 to 1879 in the southwest part of section 11, Liberty Township, on White Breast Creek.
White Breast Lucas A coal mining town in the 1880's and 1890's in the western part of section 11, White Breast Township, a short distance west of Indianola Junction on the C B & Q Railroad.
White Cloud Mills A village and post office (1856-90) in the northwestern part of section 2, White Cloud Township, about one mile northwest of the present railroad station of that name.
White Elm Davis A post office in Salt Creek Township from 1893 to 1905. During most of its existence it was at a Store run by John M. Carroll slightly east of the center of the west side of section 25.
White Lane Lee The name of a post office formerly called Camackville, which see above. It was located at White's Iowa Institute of Manual Labor, section 14, Cedar Township.
White Oak Mahaska A post office (1865-1907) in section 20, White Oak Township.
White Oak Point Warren A post office (1852-54) in section 19, White Oak Township.
White Pigeon Keokuk Laid out as a town in 1855 in the south part of section 6, midway as to east and west, and the north part of section 7, English River Township. Never more than a hamlet. Post office, 1858-1902.
White Sulfer Scott A hamlet and former railway station in the southern part of section 13, Buffalo Township.  Post office, 1889-1905.
Whiteboro Harrison A town in section 10, Jefferson Township. It was platted in 1856 as Buena Vista, but the name was soon changed to Whiteboro. Its post office ran from 1856 to 1903. It prospered until the establishment of Logan four miles to its southwest.
Whiteburg Monroe A Coal mining town in the northwestern part of Bluff Creek Township. Post office, 1914-19.
Whitefield Jefferson A village and railroad station in the eastern part of section 31, Fairfield Township. Post office, 1886-91.
Whitneyville Cass In section 8, later in section 6, and again in Section 16, Massena Township. Post office, 1861-85.
Wickliffe Jackson A post office from 1843 to 1873 near where now stands the town of Green Island.
Widow Post Allamakee In section 29, Post Township. Shown on maps of 1855-50.
Widow's Home Mahaska The name of a post office at or near the location of the present village of Union Mills in 1850. Widow's Homie post office was changed to Union Mills in that year.
Wilkins Guthrie In the southwest quarter of section 23, Highland Township, near the banks of the Middle Raccoon River. A town was laid out here but proved to he only a town on paper.
Willard Wapello A Station on the C M & St P Railway in the southwestern part of Polk Township. Post office, 1890-1906.
Willats Van Buren A hamlet, former railroad station and post office from 1872 to 1894, excepting the interruption of a few discontinuances, located in section 1, Vernon Township, about midway between Farmington and Mount Sterling.
Willda Lyon A post office from 1873 to 1875 in the eastern part of section 22, Grant Township.
Williams Benton In the southwestern part of Eldorado Township. Post office, 1858-65.
Williamstown Chickasaw A village in the northeast corner of section 13, Richland Township. Post office, 1859-1903.
Williamstown Johnson Another name by which was known the hamlet of Frank Pierce. Williamstown was platted as a village in 1854.
Williamsville Jasper Listed in the 1869 U. S. Official Register as a post office in Jasper County, and thought to have been in the neighborhood of Woodville, which see below.
Willimantic Winneshiek A post office from 1856 to 1858 and from 1861 to 1863 in section 23, Fremont Township.
Willimsburg Wapello The name of the village that later (1870) became the present town of Eldon, The name of the post office was Williamsburg from 1868 to 1871.
Willoughby Butler In the western part of section 9, Beaver Township. Laid out in 1856. Post office, 1857-85.
Willow Pottawattamie A hamiet and post office (1860-66) in the central part of Roekford Township on the Boyer River.
Willow Creek Clay In section 30, Clay Township. Post office, 1871-1900.
Willow Dale Ida The pioneer name of the present town of Battle Creek. Willow Dale was the post office from 1871 to 1875.
Willow Grove Story A post office (1871-79) in the southeastern part of Lafayette Township.
Wilmington Benton In the south section 4 of Benton Township. Surveyed in 1855 and plat recorded in 1858. Town seems not to have materialized.
Wilmington Guthrie A village platted in 1857 on government lots 1, 2 and 8, section 4, Thompson Township. Because of the appearance of its sod houses it was jokingly called Gopher Station, and the name stuck. Abandoned when Dalmanutha, a mile and a half southwest, grew up.
Wilmington Warren A post office in 1855 in section 24, Palmyra Township, some two or three miles northwest of the old village of Palmyra.
Wilson Iowa The original name of the present town of Victor. The name was changed from Wilson to Victor in 1862 when the post office of Victor, which had been in existence from 1854 and located about two miles to the south, was removed to near the newly built C R I & P depot.
Wilson Montgomery A post office (1870-79) in the northwestern part of Pilot Grove Township.
Wilson's Guthrie In the south section 9 of Cass Township, about two miles southeast of Panora, as shown on maps of 1857.
Wilson's Ford Allamakee In the southwestern part of Taylor Township. Post office, 1857-63.
Wilson's Grove Bremer In the southern part of Sumner Township. Post office, 1863-67.
Wilson's Grove Butler In section 15, Bennezette Township. Post office, 1878-80.
Wilson's Grove Fayette In the western part of Banks Township. Post office, 1861-73.
Wilsonville Van Buren A post office (1872-1901) in the southern part of section 9, Cedar Township.
Wimer's Mills Keokuk A post office from 1854 to 1862, in Section 3, Jackson Township, on the South Skunk River.
Windham Johnson A village in the central part of section 34, Hardin Township. It was laid out in 1854. One store still remains, post office, 1854-1902.
Windsor Clayton The former name of the present town of Farmersburg.
Windsor Fayette In section 5, Windsor Township, Post office, 1855-89.
Windsor Taylor An early name of the present town of Conway, as appears on maps of 1870.
Winland Sioux See Pattersonville above.
Winneshiek Winneshiek A post office (1851-65) in the southeastern part of Bloomfield Township.
Winona Henry In the southwestern part of section 13, Wayne Township. Post office, 1871-75.
Wirt Ringgold The former name of the present town of Ellston, Wirt was the name of the post office from 1882 to 1895.
Wisconsin Warren A post office (1865-66) in the northern part of section 19, Belmont Township, at or near the location of the present town of Milo.
Wiscotta Dallas In sections 4 and 5, Union Township, about one mile south of the present town of Redfield. It was platted and was for a few years a prosperous village.  Post office, 1855-61.
Wittemburg Jasper In the eastern part of section 3, Newton Township, about four miles north of the city of Newton. It was platted in 1850, and the Wittemhurg Manual Labor College was established there, A Congregational church still remains.
Wolf Creek Tama A post office (1857-73) slightly northeast of the central part of Perry Township, and a short distance southeast of the present town of Traer.
Wolfdale Woodbury A country post office (1869-97) which occupied several different locations in farm houses in Wolf Creek Township.
Woodbury Woodbury The name of the post office at the town of Sergeants Bluff from 1862 to 1870.
Woodlawn Henry A post office one and one-half miles south of the city of Mount Pleasant, in existence for a short time in the early 1880's.
Woodridge Cedar In the southeastern part of section 32, Center Township, Post office, 1847-69.
Woods Benton In central part of Monroe Township. Post office, 1857-63.
Woods Mills Van Buren The early name of the present town of Mount Sterling.
Woodside Winneshiek A post office (1870-80) in .section 8, Frankville Township.
Woodstock O'Brien The name first given (1888) to the present village and railroad station of Gaza.
Woodville Jasper A station on the Des Moines Valley Railroad in the western part of Washington Township, as shown on maps from 1868 to 1878.
Woodville Winneshiek A post office (1866-87) in the western part of section 26, Greenwood Township.
Wooleyville Davis A hamlet in the southwestern part of section 1, Fox River Township, about three miles west of Drakesville.
Woonbridge Floyd In the western part of Scott Township, as shown on maps of 1857.
Wooster Jefferson In the western part of section 13, Cedar Township. Post office, 1853-91.
Wooster Pottawattamie Laid out in 1855 in the southwestern part of section 21, Knox Township. A little later New Town, which see above, was laid out adjacent and to the east of Wooster, Later Parma, which see above, occupied a location at or near where Wooster had stood.
Worth Boone In Worth Township, first in section 23, and later in three other locations in that part of the township without changing the name. It ran from 1863 to 1869.
Worthington Madison Laid out as a town in 1857 in the eastern part of section 32, Madison Township, It was only a hamlet a store and a few dwellings. Its post office was North, which see above.
Wyoming Muscatine A town on the bank of the Mississippi River about one mile west of Salem (which see above), as shown on the Black Hawk Purchase map, and other maps as late as 1854. At the time of the original survey, 1837, Upper Wyoming and Lower Wyoming were found platted in the same locality. Post office, 1838-45.

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Name County Location
Xenia Dallas A platted village on the west line of section 4, Des Moines Township, about one and one half miles east of the present town of Woodward. Post office, 1861-81.
Xenia Hardin A town in the southwestern part of section 28, Eldora Township, three miles south of the present city of Eldora. It was platted in 1857 and flourished for a few years. Its post office was named Delanti, which see above.

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Name County Location
Yampa Wapello A place shown on maps of 1900 in the southern part of Pleasant Township, Post office, 1899-1900.
Yankee Clay In the north central part of Peterson Township. Post office, 1881-1900.
Yankee Grove Cedar In section 29, Pioneer Township. Post office, 1853.
Yankee Settlement Clayton The original name of the present town of Edgewood.
Yankee Settlement Delaware The original name of the present town of Edgewood, a part of which is in Clayton County. The post office is listed as Yankee Settlement from 1848 to 1871.
Yankee Town Louisa A place in the western part of Columbus City Township, about five miles west and one north of Columbus City, as shown on maps 1868 and 1869.
Yatton Washington A town laid out in 1856 in the northeast corner of section 19, Iowa Township, about one mile south of the present town of Riverside. At one time it had a population of about 300. Post office, 1843-75.
Yazo Harrison The name of the post office (1859-75) at the town of Cincinnati, which see above.
Yeargerville Lee A former station on the old Keokuk & Northwestern Railroad in Charleston Township.
Yellow Banks Louisa A prospective town on the Iowa River in early territorial times, thought to have been near where Oakville now stands.
Yellow Springs Des Moines The early name given the town of Kossuth, which see above.
Yeomans Plymouth A post office (1898-1906) in the southwestern part of Perry Township.
York Delaware In section 9, Honey Creek Township.  Village laid out in 1855. Post office, 1855-75.
York Center Iowa In the western part of section 9, York Township. Post office, 1869-1900.
York Prairie Cedar In section 6, Inland Township. Post office, 1863-71.
Yough Boone In section 21, Yell Township. Post office, 1861-69.
Youngstown Polk A coal mining village in the east part of Lee Township near Four Mile Creek, It still has a store. Post office, 1891-99.

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Name County Location
Zalia Union A post office (1879-88) in the northern part of section 12, New Hope Township, about one and one-half miles northeast of the present town of Lorimor.
Zanesville Van Buren [Note: Lanesville as listed earlier in this article by Dr. Fitzpatrick, and by any whom he may have followed, should have been Zanesville. The name came from Zanesville, Ohio, at which place was born and brought up J. H, McVeigh, on whose land the post office was kept, and who was the second postmaster of Zanesville post office. This was for some time after its establishment the post office of the subscriber.∙E.R.H.]
Zarahemla Lee The name of the plat of a projected pioneer town somewhere in Lee County. (See Acts of the Fourth Legislative Assembly, page 90.)
Zello Chickasaw In the central part of Utica Township. Post office, 1863.
Zenorsville Boone In eastern part of section 12, Jackson Township, A coal mining town of 400 people at one time. Post office, 1881-1900.
Zero Lucas A post office from 1874 to 1901 in the northeastern part of Washington Township.
Zoar Cedar In section 19, Gower Township. Post office, 1865-71.
Zurich Jones A post office from 1860 to 1866 in section 4, Richland Township.

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