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Leon in Decatur County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Founders Park

 
 
Founders Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2015
1. Founders Park Entrance
Inscription.

1850 Decatur County was organized

1853 County seat moved from
Decatur City to Independence

1855 Town name change from
Independence to South Independence
to Leon

1871 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Railroad arrives in Leon

1874 Courthouse burned
County records destroyed

1877 Courthouse explostion
Unsuccessful burglary attempt

Leon Improvements
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Replica of the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker);
Founders Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2015
2. Founders Park 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. mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.2 miles away); France Building (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
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Founders Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2015
3. Founders Park Marker
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2015
4. Founders Park Marker
Founders Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2015
5. Founders Park Marker
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2015
6. Founders Park Marker
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2015
7. Founders Park Marker
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2015
8. Founders Park Marker
Founders Park Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2015
9. Founders Park Dedication Marker
Founders Park Sponsor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2015
10. Founders Park Sponsor Marker
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2015
11. Founders Park
Founders Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2015
12. Founders Park
Paver markers can be seen among the brick walk
 
 
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 144 times since then and 20 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.
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