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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marion County, Iowa

 
Clickable Map of Marion County, Iowa and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Marion County, IA (5) Jasper County, IA (2) Lucas County, IA (2) Mahaska County, IA (1) Monroe County, IA (33) Polk County, IA (16) Warren County, IA (24)  MarionCounty(5) Marion County (5)  JasperCounty(2) Jasper County (2)  LucasCounty(2) Lucas County (2)  MahaskaCounty(1) Mahaska County (1)  MonroeCounty(33) Monroe County (33)  PolkCounty(16) Polk County (16)  WarrenCounty(24) Warren County (24)
Knoxville is the county seat for Marion County
Adjacent to Marion County, Iowa
      Jasper County (2)  
      Lucas County (2)  
      Mahaska County (1)  
      Monroe County (33)  
      Polk County (16)  
      Warren County (24)  
 
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1Iowa, Marion County, Knoxville — 1942 M5 - 3" HowitzerMounted on an M6 Carriage
The US Army shipped this cannon to Knoxville to replace a Civil War cannon that was retired in 1902. The Civil War gun was added to the scrap pile and melted down during WWII. This canon was officially donated to the American Legion Post 168 in . . . Map (db m188191) HM WM
2Iowa, Marion County, Knoxville — Dixie Cornell Gebhardt1866-1955
Was named for her southern heritage. Her patriotic contributions made Knoxville the “Birthplace of the Iowa Flag”. Mrs. Gebhardt, who was DAR State Regent in 1917, appointed a flag committee who, after soliciting more than 81 chapters’ and state . . . Map (db m188161) HM
3Iowa, Marion County, Knoxville — Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 6
Here Passed the Dragoon Trail Blazed in 1835 by the First U.S. Dragoons Under Colonel Stephen W. KearnyMap (db m139807) HM
4Iowa, Marion County, Knoxville — Marion County Freedom Rock
Understanding the Freedom Rock: East Side of the Rock is dedicated to the creator of the Iowa Flag, Dixie Cornell Gebhardt. The West side of the Rock is dedicated to the 6th Governor of Iowa, William Milo Stone of Marion County. Stone, a good . . . Map (db m177168) HM WM
5Iowa, Marion County, Knoxville — The Red Rock Line
As white men advanced their habitations across Iowa they were retarded from 1842 to 1846 at the Red Rock Line fixed by the Indian Treaty at the Agency, Wappello County, 1842. This line was established and marked by Geo. W. Harrison, 1842, by . . . Map (db m188190) HM
 
 
 
 
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Feb. 8, 2023