Town Sign Project: Delaware County

A couple months back I cruised around Delaware County harvesting their town signs. It was a good trip.

Here are some fun facts about Delaware County:
+ Population is 17,107 making it the 42nd most populous county in Iowa. Behind Dickinson County and above Crawford County.
+ The largest town and county seat is Manchester.
+ Named after the state of Delaware.
+ Major highways are: US-20, IA-3, IA-13, and IA-38.
+ Adjacent counties are Buchanan, Clayton, Dubuque, Fayette, Jones, and Linn.
+ Population peaked in 1900 at 19,185.

The Delaware County is beautiful:


Delaware County Courthouse
The Delaware County Courthouse in Manchester, Iowa.

The Delaware County Freedom Rock is located in Dundee, Iowa.


Delaware County Freedom Rock

Delaware County Freedom Rock

Delaware County Freedom Rock

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


Town Sign Project - 82 Counties
PURPLE=COMPLETED

82 counties down. 82.8% of the Cyclone State conquered!

Here are the town signs of Delaware County:


Manchester. Iowa
Manchester, Iowa
MANCHESTER
Population: 5,065 (-114)

Edgewood, Iowa
Edgewood, Iowa
CITY OF EDGEWOOD
BUSINESS DISTRICT
Population: 909 (+45)

Earlville, Iowa
Earlville, Iowa
EARLVILLE
Population: 716 (-96)

Hopkinton, Iowa
Hopkinton, Iowa
Welcome to HOPKINTON
Population: 622 (-6)

Delhi, Iowa
Delhi, Iowa
Welcome to Delhi
est. 1842
Population: 420 (-40)

Colesburg, Iowa
Colesburg, Iowa
Welcome To
Est. 1848
COLESBURG
Gateway to the Beautiful Hill Country
Population 412
Population: 386 (-18)

Ryan, Iowa
Ryan, Iowa
City of Ryan
Community of Unity
Population: 350 (-11)

Greeley, Iowa
Greeley, Iowa
Welcome To GREELEY
Population: 217 (-39)

Dundee, Iowa
Dundee, Iowa
Welcome To DUNDEE
TINY IN SIZE
MIGHTY IN PRIDE
Population: 198 (+24)

Delaware, Iowa
Delaware, Iowa
DELAWARE
Where Friends Meet
THE HEART OF DELAWARE COUNTY
Population: 142 (-17)

Masonville, Iowa
Masonville, Iowa
Welcome to MASONVILLE
Population: 99 (-28)

Oneida, Iowa - Unincorporated
Oneida, Iowa – Unincorporated
Est. 1896
Oneida

Petersburg, Iowa - Unincorporated
Petersburg, Iowa – Unincorporated
First Consecrated Church in Iowa
Welcome to PETERSBURG

Buck Creek, Iowa
Buck Creek, Iowa – Unincorporated
WELCOME TO BUCK CREEK
POP 30

Delaware County has a solid collection of signs. I don’t hate any of them, but if I have to give a worst town sign out, it goes to Earlville. Ryan isn’t much better.

But who gets the Purple Ribbon? Who gets Best in Show. I like the Oneida sign. I like the Greeley sign. I like the Manchester sign. I like the Manchester sign. I like the Petersburg sign. I’m going to give it to Oneida though. I think it is the most unique.


Oneida, Iowa - Unincorporated
Oneida – Best in Show – Delaware County

There were a couple of alternate town signs in Delaware County:


Greeley, Iowa
Greeley – Alternate

Colesburg, Iowa
Colesburg – Alternate

Colesburg, Iowa
Colesburg – Alternate

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

Stanley, Iowa
Best in Show – Buchanan 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

Oneida, Iowa - Unincorporated
Best in Show – Delaware 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 Winneshiek County.

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