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

Clickable Map of Decatur 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> Decatur County, IA (8) Clarke County, IA (3) Lucas County, IA (2) Ringgold County, IA (3) Union County, IA (17) Wayne County, IA (4) Harrison County, MO (6) Mercer County, MO (4)  DecaturCounty(8) Decatur County (8)  ClarkeCounty(3) Clarke County (3)  LucasCounty(2) Lucas County (2)  RinggoldCounty(3) Ringgold County (3)  UnionCounty(17) Union County (17)  WayneCounty(4) Wayne County (4)  HarrisonCountyMissouri(6) Harrison County (6)  MercerCounty(4) Mercer County (4)
Leon is the county seat for Decatur County
Adjacent to Decatur County, Iowa
      Clarke County (3)  
      Lucas County (2)  
      Ringgold County (3)  
      Union County (17)  
      Wayne County (4)  
      Harrison County, Missouri (6)  
      Mercer County, Missouri (4)  
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1 Iowa, Decatur County, Davis City — 16 — The Mormon Trail / Utopian Experiments in Southern Iowa
The Mormon Trail The Mormons of Nauvoo, Illinois, forced from their homes following the murder of their prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr., began their trek across Iowa in 1846 on the way to the Great Salt Lake Valley. From their first permanent . . . Map (db m224588) HM
2 Iowa, Decatur County, Lamoni — France Building
Graceland College began classes here on September 17, 1895 with 18 students and 3 faculty. The college moved to the campus on "the hill" upon completion of the Administration Building in January, 1897.Map (db m86719) HM
3 Iowa, Decatur County, Lamoni — Veterans Memorial
In honor of all who served Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant MarinesMap (db m72328) WM
4 Iowa, Decatur County, Leon — Decatur County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial"Some gave all. All gave some." — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II —
Let us never forget!!! D. Darrell Johnston Silver Star • Bronze Star Purple Heart Korean War POW-MIA You Are Not ForgottenMap (db m89225) WM
5 Iowa, Decatur County, Leon — Founders Park
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 • . . . Map (db m89356) HM
6 Iowa, Decatur County, Leon — Leon High School
[Photo of Leon High School] Remembered by the Class of 1957Map (db m89357) HM
7 Iowa, Decatur County, Leon — Replica of the Statue of Liberty"Liberty Enlightening the World"
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . Map (db m72390) HM
8 Iowa, Decatur County, Leon — The Road to Zion
From the late 1840s through the 1860s, an exodus of more than 70,000 Mormons passed by here on their way to their "New Zion" in Utah. Starting from Nauvoo, Illinois in February 1846, the first group of at least 13,000 Mormons crossed into Iowa . . . Map (db m72391) HM
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Dec. 7, 2023