Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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pp. vii-vii

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Foreword

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pp. ix-x

...established a sense of place, a genealogical continuity, and a way official. When the name of a person or place is recognized by the dependent upon language can be permanent.Names of communities derive from many sources. Many relate to the natural features of the landscape and are recognizable as such. Whenever the words “lake,” “river,” “rapids,” “falls,”...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xi

This book would not have been possible without the help of officials from the secretary of state’s office, county officials, and the many city clerks and mayors who took the time ...

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Introduction

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pp. xiii-xxv

I decided to compile this book when I found that there were no comprehensive guides to Iowa place-names in print. There are many community and county publications that record information about their local histories, and certainly information...

A Dictionary of Iowa Place-names

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pp. 26-27

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Counties

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pp. 1-16

The date in parentheses indicates the date that the county was established. The numbers in parentheses at the end of each entry indicate ...

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Towns

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pp. 17-243

In the section of this book dealing with towns, the terms “founded” and “established” are used interchangeably to indicate the date that either a plat of the town ...

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Former Counties, Towns & Post Offices

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pp. 245-310

Just as with Iowa’s towns, some county names that existed have slipped away. The following is a list of county names that have disappeared. The information for former counties,...

Sources

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pp. 311-349