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Historical Markers in Iowa County, Iowa

 
Clickable Map of Iowa 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 Iowa County, IA (17) Benton County, IA (1) Johnson County, IA (9) Keokuk County, IA (4) Linn County, IA (10) Poweshiek County, IA (1) Tama County, IA (3) Washington County, IA (1)  IowaCounty(17) Iowa County (17)  BentonCounty(1) Benton County (1)  JohnsonCounty(9) Johnson County (9)  KeokukCounty(4) Keokuk County (4)  LinnCounty(10) Linn County (10)  PoweshiekCounty(1) Poweshiek County (1)  TamaCounty(3) Tama County (3)  WashingtonCounty(1) Washington County (1)
Adjacent to Iowa County, Iowa
    Benton County (1)
    Johnson County (9)
    Keokuk County (4)
    Linn County (10)
    Poweshiek County (1)
    Tama County (3)
    Washington County (1)
 
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1Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Ackermann Residence1856
On 220th Trail near 46th Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
This building is one of the first constructed in the village and housed Amana's first communal kitchen. Its exterior walls are constructed of wide vertical wooden planks.Map (db m90207) HM
2Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Amana Colonies
On 44th Avenue at 220th Trail on 44th Avenue.
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. Department . . . Map (db m48301) HM
3Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Amana General Store
On 220th Trail west of 45th Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
The sandstone and frame building was erected in 1856 as a general store and a second floor residence. In 1890, the brick addition was erected. The Amana Society Main Office (Corporate Headquarters) was located in the frame portion of the building . . . Map (db m90203) HM
4Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Amana History
On 220th Trail at 46th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 220th Trail.
Amana Colonies Iowa Historic Site This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places ———————— Members of a religious group known as the "Community of True Inspiration" . . . Map (db m90177) HM
5Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Amana Woolen Mill1857
On 48th Avenue at 47th Avenue, on the left on 48th Avenue.
The Amana Woolen Mill complex has been manufacturing fabric and blankets for over 150 years. This building escaped the 1923 mill fire and was restored in 1999 after a wind storm.Map (db m90205) HM
6Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Dredging Amana's Millrace
On 48th Avenue.
The Amana Millrace begins 6.5 miles west of here at the Iowa River. Workers from the seven Amana villages first began construction in 1865 using hand tools and oxen-drawn scrapers and wagons. The earthen levees were reinforced with wood posts and . . . Map (db m48305) HM
7Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Lily Lake, Amana Colonies
On 220th Trail (State Highway 220) 0.1 miles west of 38th Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
The Amana Lily Lake is an incidental creation brought about by the development of the mill race which supplies power to the woolen mill and which historically provided water power for numerous other Amana industries. Originally, a bog or wet field . . . Map (db m90215) HM
8Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Ronneburg Restaurant1860
On 220th Trail east of 44th Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
This communal kitchen and residence was converted into a restaurant soon after the communal era. It has been home to the Ronneburg since 1950.Map (db m90182) HM
9Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Site of the 35th World Plowing MatchesSeptember 9-10 1988
On 38th Avenue, 0.6 miles north of 220th Trail (Iowa Highway 220), on the left when traveling north.
Hosted by Amana Society and the Iowa City Area Chamber of CommerceMap (db m90180) HM
10Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — The Wickery
On 220th Trail west of 45th Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Originally built as a watch house (wacht stube), in 1860, this structure has been used for a variety of purposes. The umbrella shop (schirm shop) was housed in this building for a period of time. Later the building housed the farmers' chicken shed . . . Map (db m90208) HM
11Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Wash House and Woodshedca.1865
On 220th Trail at 45th Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 220th Trail.
The rear portion of this building is the original woodshed and wash house that served the Noe Kitchen next door. It was converted into a clock shop in 1966 and later an antique shop, for which the front addition was built in 1972.Map (db m90212) HM
12Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Water Power for Amana's Mills
On 48th Avenue.
Six and one-half miles in length, the Amana Millrace was built in 1865 - 1869 to provide waterpower for the community's mills in Middle Amana and Amana. Here at Amana the millrace powered the woolen mill, calico factory, flour mill and . . . Map (db m48297) HM
13Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Windmill Houseca. 1880
On 220th Trail.
The original use of this building is unknown. It was used to manufacture a feed additive for hogs from 1908-1932, so that it is commonly referred to as the "Hog Powder House."Map (db m48304) HM
14Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Wohn Haus
On 220th Trail west of 46th Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
This building was constructed in 1881. The original purpose of the structure was as a communal residence. It remained a residential property until 1988.Map (db m90213) HM
15Iowa (Iowa County), High Amana — High Amana Saal1858
On G Street west of 13th Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
Built originally as a meeting hall, this is the only Amana Colonies church with a shared entrance for both men and women.Map (db m90199) HM
16Iowa (Iowa County), Ladora — Historic Amana Colonies
Near Interstate 80 at milepost 208,, 2.6 miles east of B Avenue (County Road V38), on the right when traveling east.
Marker Front: The Amana Colonies consist of about 1,500 people living in seven villages and owning 25,000 acres of Iowa land. Born of religious enthusiasm, this unique brotherhood was founded in Germany in 1714 as the Community of True . . . Map (db m33372) HM
17Iowa (Iowa County), Ladora — Historic Grinnell
Near Interstate 80 at milepost 208,, 3.6 miles west of County Highway V52, on the right when traveling west.
Josiah Bushnell Grinnell, a native of Vermont, was the person to whom Horace Greeley gave his famous advice “Go West, young man, go West.” Grinnell took that advice and in 1854 founded the city that now bears his name. A leader in state . . . Map (db m33683) HM
 
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