TOWN SIGN PROJECT: IOWA COUNTY

Before I get into the meat of today’s post, here is my reminder that if you live in the city limits of Boone, then you should get out and vote today. I won’t tell you how to vote, that is the job of the Facebook algorithm.

But today is the day to vote on Public Measure A:

“Shall the following public measure be adopted?

Shall the City of Boone, Iowa issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $10,000,000.00 for the purpose of the construction, improvement, and equipping of a wellness and recreation center facility?”

So if you live in the city limits of Boone, get out and vote!

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A few weeks back I made a trip to Iowa County to harvest their town signs.

Here are some facts about Iowa County:
+ Population is 16,662 making it the 44th most populous county in Iowa. Below Hardin County and above Madison County.
+ The largest town is Williamsburg.
+ The county seat is Marengo.
+ Formed on February 17, 1843 and named after the Iowa River.
+ Home of the Amana Colonies a group of settlements of German Pietists who lived communal life until the mid-1930s.
+ Major highways are I-89, US-6, US-151, IA-21, IA-149, IA-220, and IA-212.
+ Adjacent counties are Benton, Linn, Johnson, Washington, Keokuk, Poweshiek, and Tama.
+ Population peaked in 1900 at 19,554.

The Iowa County Courthouse is cool looking:


Iowa County Courthouse
The Iowa County Courthouse located in Marengo, Iowa.

The Iowa County Freedom Rock is located in Marengo, Iowa:


Iowa County Freedom Rock

Iowa County Freedom Rock

Iowa County Freedom Rock

Iowa County Freedom Rock

Iowa County Freedom Rock

With Iowa County conquered, here is the updated Photography 139 Conquest Map:


Town Sign Project
PURPLE=COMPLETED

60 counties completed. 60.6% of the Cyclone State conquered.

Here are the town signs of Iowa County:


Williamsburg, Iowa
Williamsburg, Iowa
Williamsburg
Population: 3,346 (+278)

Marengo, Iowa
Marengo, Iowa
MARENGO
OUR TOWN
MAKE IT YOURS
Population: 2,435 (-93)

North English, Iowa
North English, Iowa (Partially Keokuk County)
Welcome to NORTH ENGLISH
Home of the English Valleys Bears
Population: 1,065 (+24)

Victor, Iowa
Victor, Iowa (Partially Poweshiek County)
VICTOR
Population: 875 (-18)

Ladora, Iowa
Ladora, Iowa
LADORA, IA
Population: 229 (-54)

Parnell, Iowa
Parnell, Iowa
WELCOME TO PARNELL
Population: 194 (+1)

Millersburg, Iowa
Millersburg, Iowa
Millersburg
EST. 1852
Population: 135 (-24)

Amana Colonies, Iowa - Unincorporated
Amana Colonies, Iowa – Unincorporated
AMANA COLONIES
SEVEN LITTLE VILLAGES WITH BIG GERMAN HERITAGE

Homestead, Iowa - Unincorporated
Homestead, Iowa – Unincorporated
Homestead
Amana Colonies
National Historic Landmark

Iowa County is not a great collection of town signs, but the worst one is pretty obvious. Ladora’s town sign is really a sign for a restaurant.

The best town sign? I’m going to give the purple ribbon to Millersbug.


Millersburg, Iowa
Millersburg – Best in Show – Iowa County

There are a couple of alternate town signs in Iowa County:


Marengo, Iowa
Marengo – Alternate

North English, Iowa
North English – Alternate

Here is the current list of Best in Shows:


Fontanelle, Iowa
Best in Show – Adair County

Nodaway, Iowa
Best in Show – Adams County

Audubon, Iowa
Best in Show – Audubon County

Norway, Iowa
Best in Show – Benton County

Moingona, Iowa
Best in Show – Boone County

Readlyn, Iowa
Best in Show – Bremer County

New Hartford, Iowa
Best in Show – Butler County

Manson, Iowa
Best in Show – Calhoun County

Coon Rapids, Iowa
Best in Show – Carroll County

Anita, Iowa
Best in Show – Cass County

Lowden, Iowa
Best in Show – Cedar County

Dougherty, Iowa
Best in Show – Cerro Gordo County

Murray, Iowa
Best in Show – Clarke County

Low Moor, Iowa
Best in Show – Clinton County

Ricketts, Iowa
Best in Show – Crawford County

Dexter, Iowa
Best in Show – Dallas County

Weldon, Iowa
Best in Show – Decatur County

Popejoy, Iowa
Best in Show – Franklin County

Tabor, Iowa
Best in Show – Fremont County

Scranton, Iowa
Best in Show – Greene County

Beaman, Iowa
Best in Show – Grundy County

Menlo, Iowa
Best in Show – Guthrie County

Stanhope, Iowa
Best in Show – Hamilton County

Britt, Iowa
Best in Show – Hancock County

Ackley, Iowa
Best in Show – Hardin County

Modale, Iowa
Best in Sow – Harrison County

Bradgate, iowa
Best in Show – Humboldt County

Ida Grove, Iowa
Best in Show – Ida County

Millersburg, Iowa
Best in Show – Iowa County

Lynnville, Iowa
Best in Show – Jasper County

Anamosa, Iowa
Best in Show – Jones County

Titonka, Iowa
Best in Show – Kossuth County

Springville, Iowa
Best in Show – Linn County

Lucas, Iowa
Best in Show – Lucas County

East Peru, Iowa
Best in Show – Madison County

Leighton, Iowa
Best in Show – Mahaska County

Pleasantville, Iowa
Best in Show – Marion County

Haverhill, Iowa
Best in Show – Marshall County

Malvern, Iowa
Best in Show – Mills County

Onawa, Iowa
Best in Show – Monona County

Melrose, Iowa
Best in Show – Monroe County

Grant, Iowa
Best in Show – Montgomery County

College Springs, Iowa
Best in Show – Page County

Plover, Iowa
Best in Show – Pocahontas County

Bondurant, Iowa
Best in Show – Polk County

Walnut, Iowa
Best in Show – Pottawattamie County

Malcom, Iowa
Best in Show – Poweshiek County

Maloy, Iowa
Best in Show – Ringgold County

Nemaha, Iowa
Best in Show – Sac County

Elk Horn, Iowa
Best in Show – Shelby County

Collins, Iowa
Best in Show – Story County

Tama, Iowa
Best in Show – Tama County

Gravity, Iowa
Best in Show – Taylor County

Creston, Iowa
Best in Show – Union County

New Virginia, Iowa
Best in Show – Warren County

Humeston, Iowa
Best in Show – Wayne County

Badger, Iowa
Best in Show – Webster County

Buffalo Center, Iowa
Best in Show – Winnebago County

Joice, Iowa
Best in Show – Worth County

Woolstock, Iowa
Best in Show – Wright County

The next time we hit the open road for THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT, we will cruise the backroads of Buena Vista County.

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