“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Johnson County, Iowa

Clickable Map of Johnson County, Iowa and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Johnson County, IA (9) Benton County, IA (1) Cedar County, IA (39) Iowa County, IA (17) Linn County, IA (10) Louisa County, IA (2) Muscatine County, IA (2) Washington County, IA (1)  JohnsonCounty(9) Johnson County (9)  BentonCounty(1) Benton County (1)  CedarCounty(39) Cedar County (39)  IowaCounty(17) Iowa County (17)  LinnCounty(10) Linn County (10)  LouisaCounty(2) Louisa County (2)  MuscatineCounty(2) Muscatine County (2)  WashingtonCounty(1) Washington County (1)
Adjacent to Johnson County, Iowa
    Benton County (1)
    Cedar County (39)
    Iowa County (17)
    Linn County (10)
    Louisa County (2)
    Muscatine County (2)
    Washington County (1)
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1Iowa (Johnson County), Coralville — Mormon Handcart Brigade Camp
On 5th Street, on the left when traveling east.
caption below handcart image “Let them come on foot, with handcarts and wheelbarrows. Let then gird up their loins and walk through, and nothing shall hinder them.” South of this boulder on the banks of Clear Creek, is the . . . Map (db m78222) HM
2Iowa (Johnson County), Coralville — 33 — Samuel Jordan Kirkwood1813 – 1894
On 5th Street at 3rd Avenue, on the left when traveling west on 5th Street.
Kirkwood is the only Iowan to serve as governor, U.S. senator and as a cabinet member. He came to Iowa in 1855 to operate a grist mill in this vicinity. Elected governor in 1859 as a Republican, Kirkwood administered the office with forcefulness and . . . Map (db m33204) HM
3Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — An Ancient Sea
On Prairie Du Chien Road Northeast.
Although the huge 1993 increase in water flow changed the landscape at the Dam site and caused flooding downstream, catastrophic flooding was avoided. The Iowa River returned to normal flow over the next few months, and the Dam itself remained . . . Map (db m174799) HM
4Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — Devonian Fossils
Near Prairie Du Chien Road Northeast.
Fossils can be seen in most of the limestone layers exposed in the Gorge, and these provide clear evidence of ancient life that once inhabited a shallow sea. Fossils comprise more than half of some layers, especially the coral-rich “Rapid . . . Map (db m174796) HM
5Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — The Coralville Dam
Near Prairie Du Chien Road Northeast.
Construction of the Coralville Dam complex by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was completed in 1958, and designed primarily for flood control. Lake levels are regulated routinely by adjusting the outflow into the Iowa River through gates . . . Map (db m174798) HM
6Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — View from the Overlook Plaza
On Riverwalk Trail south of Prairie de Chien Road Northeast, on the right when traveling south.
The plaza area is located above the bend in the Devonian Fossil Gorge and affords views of both the limestone surfaces upstream and the developing wetland downstream. In the upstream direction, the 2008 flooding only slightly deepened of the gorge . . . Map (db m168210) HM
7Iowa (Johnson County), Tiffin — Historic Amana Colonies
Near Interstate 80 at milepost 237,, 0.8 miles west of Ireland Road SW, on the right when traveling west.
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 m33373) HM
8Iowa (Johnson County), Tiffin — Historic Iowa City / Mormon Handcart Trail - 1856
Near Interstate 80 at milepost 237,, 6.3 miles east of Black Hawk Avenue NW, on the right when traveling east.
Marker Front: The land on which Iowa City is located was a wilderness when it was selected and surveyed for the capital of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. The cornerstone of the new capitol building was laid by Governor Lucas on July 4, 1840. . . . Map (db m33607) HM
9Iowa (Johnson County), Tiffin — Hoover Historic Site / Hoover’s West Branch
Near Interstate 80 at milepost 237,, 6.3 miles east of Black Hawk Avenue NW, on the right when traveling east.
The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, located in nearby West Branch, honors a distinguished son of Iowa, citizen of the world, and the 31st president of the United States. Established in 1965, the Site’s foundations were laid earlier when in . . . Map (db m33431) HM
Oct. 26, 2021