1853 • County seat moved from
Decatur City to Independence
1855 • Town name change from
Independence to South Independence
1871 • Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Railroad arrives in Leon
1874 • Courthouse burned
County records destroyed
1877 • Courthouse explostion
Unsuccessful burglary attempt
1888 • Electricity
1896 • Telephone
1909 • Sewer & Water
1913 • Brick Paving
1985 • Little River Lake
2003 Leon Sesquicentennial Project
dedicated to the memory of
C. Forest Miller
Erected 2003 by City of Leon, Decatur County Rotary Club, Leon Community Development, and TSA.
Location. 40° 44.403′ N, 93° 44.824′ W. Marker is in Leon, Iowa, in Decatur County. Marker is on Main Street north of 1st Street (Iowa Highway 2), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pocket park next to 110 North Main Street, Leon IA 50144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within Replica of the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Decatur County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Road to Zion (about 300 feet away); Leon High School (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.2 miles away); France Building (approx. 12.7 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on October 6, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.