A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names

A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names

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Savage includes information on the place-names of all 1,188 incorporated and unincorporated communities in Iowa that meet at least two of the following qualifications: twenty-five or more residents; a retail business; an annual celebration or festival; a school; church, or cemetery; a building on the National Register of Historic Places; a zip-coded post office; or an association with a public recreation site. If a townOCOs name has changed over the years, he provides information about each name; if a nameOCOs provenance is unclear, he provides possible explanations. He also includes information about the stateOCOs name and about each of its ninety-nine counties as well as a list of ghost towns. The entries range from the counties of Adair to Wright and from the towns of Abingdon to Zwingle; from IowaOCOs oldest town, Dubuque, starting as a mining camp in the 1780s and incorporated in 1841, to its newest, Maharishi Vedic City, incorporated in 2001."show more

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  • Electronic book text | 381 pages
  • University of Iowa Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1587297590
  • 9781587297595