Town Sign Project: Chickasaw County

Back on May 14 I cruised around Chickasaw County harvesting their town signs. It was a good day.

Here are some facts about Chickasaw County:
+ Population is 11,970. Making it the 63rd most populous county. Behind Grundy County and above Lyon County.
+ The largest town and county seat is New Hampton.
+ Founded in 1851.
+ Named after the Chickasaw tribe.
+ Home of the famous Little Brown Church.
+ Major highways are: US-18, US-63, US-218, IA-24, IA-27, and IA-346.
+ Adjacent counties are Bremer, Butler, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, and Winnesheik.
+ Population peaked in 1900 at 17,037. Population has declined in every census since 1980.

The Chickasaw County Courthouse is fair looking. Looks a lot like Boone’s courthouse:


Chickasaw County Courthouse
The Chickasaw County Courthouse located in New Hampton, Iowa.

The Chickasaw County Freedom Rock is located in Lawler, Iowa:


Chickasaw County Freedom Rock

Chickasaw County Freedom Rock

Chickasaw County Freedom Rock

With Chickasaw County completed, here is the Updated Photography 139 Conquest Map:


Town Sign Project - 80 Counties
PURPLE=COMPLETED

80 counties down. 80.8% of the Cyclone State conquered.

Here are the town signs of Chickasaw County:



New Hampton, Iowa
A FRIENDLY WELCOME TO NEW HAMPTON
City of Expanding Horizons
Home of the CHICKASAWS
Population: 3,494 (-77)


Nashua, Iowa
NASHUA WELCOMES YOU
Population: 1,551 (-112)

Fredericksburg, Iowa
Fredericksburg, Iowa
WELCOME TO Fredericksburg
“WHERE YOUR FUTURE BEGINS”
Population: 987 (+56)

Lawler, Iowa
Lawler, Iowa
Welcome To LAWLER
Population: 406 (-33)

Ionia, Iowa
Ionia, Iowa
Welcome to IONIA
The little town with the BIG WELCOME
Population: 226 (-65)

Alta Vista, Iowa
Alta Vista, Iowa
WELCOME TO
ALTA VISTA CITY LIMITS
PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY
Population: 227 (-39)

North Washington, Iowa
North Washington, Iowa
Welcome to North Washington
A Friendly Little Town
Population: 112 (-5)

Bassett, Iowa
Bassett, Iowa
Bassett City Hall
Population: 45 (-21)

Protivin is also partially in Chickasaw County, but it is mostly in Howard County, so I shared that sign last week when I shared the town signs of Howard County.

Chickasaw County has a solid, but not spectacular collection of town signs. The worst one is pretty obvious though. It is Bassett, cause they don’t have a legit town sign.

But who gets the purple ribbon? I like the rugged, rustic appearance of Alta Vista’s sign, but this one is really a no-brainer. It goes to Fredricksburg.


Fredericksburg, Iowa
Fredricksburg – Best in Show – Chickasaw County

Here is the current list of Best in Shows:


Fontanelle, Iowa
Best in Show – Adair County

Nodaway, Iowa
Best in Show – Adams County

Centerville, Iowa
Best in Show – Appanoose County

Audubon, Iowa
Best in Show – Audubon County

Norway, Iowa
Best in Show – Benton County

Gilbertville, Iowa
Best in Show – Black Hawk County

Moingona, Iowa
Best in Show – Boone County

Readlyn, Iowa
Best in Show – Bremer County

Storm Lake, Iowa
Best in Show – Buena Vista 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

Washta, Iowa
Best in Show – Cherokee County

Fredericksburg, Iowa
Best in Show – Chickasaw County

Murray, Iowa
Best in Show – Clarke County

Rossie, Iowa
Best in Show – Clay 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

Terril, Iowa
Terril – Best in Show – Dickinson County
Best in Show – Dickinson County

Ringsted, Iowa
Best in Show – Emmet County

Marble Rock, Iowa
Best in Show – Floyd 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

Lime Springs, Iowa
Best in Show – Howard County

Bradgate, iowa
Best in Show – Humboldt County

Ida Grove, Iowa
Best in Show – Ida County

Millersburg, Iowa
Best in Show – Iowa County

La Motte, Iowa
Best in Show – Jackson County

Lynnville, Iowa
Best in Show – Jasper County

Anamosa, Iowa
Best in Show – Jones County

Webster, Iowa
Best in Show – Keokuk County

Titonka, Iowa
Best in Show – Kossuth County

Springville, Iowa
Best in Show – Linn County

Lucas, Iowa
Best in Show – Lucas County

George, Iowa
Best in Show – Lyon 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

Riceville, Iowa
Best in Show – Mitchell County

Onawa, Iowa
Best in Show – Monona County

Melrose, Iowa
Best in Show – Monroe County

Grant, Iowa
Best in Show – Montgomery County

Paullina, Iowa
Best in Show – O’Brien County

Melvin, Iowa
Best in Show – Osceola County

College Springs, Iowa
Best in Show – Page County

Mallard, Iowa
Best in Show – Palo Alto County

Kingsley, Iowa
Best in Show – Plymouth 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

Orange City, Iowa
Best in Show – Sioux 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

Sloan, Iowa
Best in Show – Woodbury 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 visit Buchanan County.

3 thoughts on “Town Sign Project: Chickasaw County”

  1. I rarely disagree with your logic, but my vote is Alta Vista. Not only for its ruggedness, but because I love the strict enforcement of city limits in a place with 227 residents.

  2. Alta Vista was also a great search engine. Maybe it still exists. Next to Excite and Lycos. Stranger things have happened. Especially in season 4.

    But I also like the way they don’t welcome you to town, so much as welcome you to their city limits.

    Like Austin City Limits.

  3. I was going to make a search engine joke, but then second-guessed myself that it really was one! Ah, Ask Jeeves. I miss you so.

    I also thought of Austin City Limits! Alta Vista needs a slightly pretentious film and music festival. I would go.

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