Adair County includes Orient, Iowa. The Orient town sign was one of the town signs I harvested on the last road trip I took with my Mom.
I had already taken pictures of most of the town signs in Adair County before going there recently to take pictures of the few that I had yet to harvest.
Here are some facts about Adair County:
+ The population of Adair County is 7,862.
+ Greenfield is both the county seat and largest town in Adair County.
+ Was formed in 1851 from sections of Pottawattamie County and was named after John Adair, a general in the War of 1812.
+ The site of the world’s first robbery of a moving train by Jesse James on July 21, 1873.
+ Major highways are: I-80, US-6, Iowa-25, Iowa-92, and Iowa-925.
+ Adjacent Counties are Guthrie, Madison, Union, Adams, and Cass.
+ Population peaked in 1900 at 16,192 and has been below quintuple digits since the 1970 census.
I would describe the Adair County Courthouse as fair:
The Adair County Freedom Rock is located on a highway near Greenfield, but closer to Menlo. Their is a sign for it on Interstate 80. It is the original Freedom Rock and is repainted every year for Memorial Day.
I’m going to stop sharing the county photo maps. I’m not sure anybody finds much interest in them.
With Adair County conquered, here is the updated Photography 139 Conquest Map:
19 counties completed. 19.2% of the Cyclone State conquered!
Here are the town signs of Adair County:
Welcome to Greenfield
I’m going to not include Casey for the County Awards. It is mostly in Guthrie County. I would say that there is no doubt what town has the worst town sign in Adair County. That is Stuart. What makes it even worse is before they put up that giant tombstone monstrosity, rumor has it that they had a cool sign with a pithy slogan about “bad eggs”.
I also think that Best in Show for Adair County is pretty much a no brainer. It is Fontanelle.
Fontanelle – Best in Show – Adair County
A couple towns had alternate signs:
Adair Alternate Sign
Here is the current list of Best in Shows:
Best in Show – Adair County
The next time we visit THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT it will involve Clarke County. A county with only 3 towns.