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==Geographical Names==
 
Gazetteers list geographical names such as towns, settlements, rivers, mountains, villages, and districts. They also identify these locations and sometimes give historical and biographical information concerning early residents.  
 
Gazetteers list geographical names such as towns, settlements, rivers, mountains, villages, and districts. They also identify these locations and sometimes give historical and biographical information concerning early residents.  
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=== Iowa Place Name Lists===
  
Several helpful lists of Iowa place names have been published, including:
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* ''Iowa State Gazetteer'' <ref>Hair, James T. ''Iowa State Gazetteer'''''''.'''''Chicago, Illinois: Bailey &amp; Hair, 1865. (Family History Library book 977.7 E4h; film 1024846 item 5 and film 982200 item 2) </ref> This gazetteer contains some limited biographical information. There are also lists of occupations, the names of people employed in that occupation and the cities where these people lived.''
  
Hair, James T. ''Iowa State Gazetteer'''''''.'''''Chicago, Illinois: Bailey &amp; Hair, 1865. (Family History Library book 977.7 E4h; film 1024846 item 5 and film 982200 item 2) This gazetteer contains some limited biographical information. There are also lists of occupations, the names of people employed in that occupation and the cities where these people lived.''
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* ''Abandoned Towns, Villages, and Post Offices of Iowa'' <ref> Mott, David C. ''Abandoned Towns, Villages, and Post Offices of Iowa''. Council Bluffs, Iowa: J. W. Hoffman and S. L. Purington Publishing, 1973. (Family History Library book 977.7 E2m; film 973276 item 2 and film 967574 item 5; fiche 6051149) </ref>
  
Mott, David C. ''Abandoned Towns, Villages, and Post Offices of Iowa''. Council Bluffs, Iowa: J. W. Hoffman and S. L. Purington Publishing, 1973. (Family History Library book 977.7 E2m; film 973276 item 2 and film 967574 item 5; fiche 6051149)  
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* ''Iowa State Gazetteer and Business Directory'' <ref>R. L. Polk and Company. ''Iowa State Gazetteer and Business Directory''. St. Paul, Minnesota: Polk; A.C. Danser, 1882-1883. (Family History Library film 989449 item 9 for 1882–1883 ed.; film 1007937 item 3 for 1884–1885 ed.) </ref>
  
R. L. Polk and Company. ''Iowa State Gazetteer and Business Directory''. St. Paul, Minnesota: Polk; A.C. Danser, 1882-1883. (Family History Library film 989449 item 9 for 1882–1883 ed.; film 1007937 item 3 for 1884–1885 ed.)  
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* ''Postmarked Iowa: A List of Discontinued and Renamed Post Offices'' <ref>Ramsey, Guy Reed. ''Postmarked Iowa: A List of Discontinued and Renamed Post Offices''. Crete, Neb.: J-B Publishing Co., 1976. (Family History Library book 977.7 E5r) </ref>
  
Ramsey, Guy Reed. ''Postmarked Iowa: A List of Discontinued and Renamed Post Offices''. Crete, Neb.: J-B Publishing Co., 1976. (Family History Library book 977.7 E5r)
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Gazetteers are listed in the Locality Search of the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] under:  
 
 
Gazetteers are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
 
  
 
IOWA - GAZETTEERS  
 
IOWA - GAZETTEERS  
  
 
IOWA - NAMES GEOGRAPHICAL  
 
IOWA - NAMES GEOGRAPHICAL  
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==References==
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[[Category:Iowa]]
 
[[Category:Iowa]]

Revision as of 22:25, 13 October 2008

Geographical Names

Gazetteers list geographical names such as towns, settlements, rivers, mountains, villages, and districts. They also identify these locations and sometimes give historical and biographical information concerning early residents.

Iowa Place Name Lists

  • Iowa State Gazetteer [1] This gazetteer contains some limited biographical information. There are also lists of occupations, the names of people employed in that occupation and the cities where these people lived.
  • Abandoned Towns, Villages, and Post Offices of Iowa [2]
  • Iowa State Gazetteer and Business Directory [3]
  • Postmarked Iowa: A List of Discontinued and Renamed Post Offices [4]

Gazetteers are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

IOWA - GAZETTEERS

IOWA - NAMES GEOGRAPHICAL

References

  1. Hair, James T. Iowa State Gazetteer''.Chicago, Illinois: Bailey & Hair, 1865. (Family History Library book 977.7 E4h; film 1024846 item 5 and film 982200 item 2)
  2. Mott, David C. Abandoned Towns, Villages, and Post Offices of Iowa. Council Bluffs, Iowa: J. W. Hoffman and S. L. Purington Publishing, 1973. (Family History Library book 977.7 E2m; film 973276 item 2 and film 967574 item 5; fiche 6051149)
  3. R. L. Polk and Company. Iowa State Gazetteer and Business Directory. St. Paul, Minnesota: Polk; A.C. Danser, 1882-1883. (Family History Library film 989449 item 9 for 1882–1883 ed.; film 1007937 item 3 for 1884–1885 ed.)
  4. Ramsey, Guy Reed. Postmarked Iowa: A List of Discontinued and Renamed Post Offices. Crete, Neb.: J-B Publishing Co., 1976. (Family History Library book 977.7 E5r)