“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 Linn County, Iowa

Clickable Map of Linn 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> Linn County, IA (21) Benton County, IA (1) Buchanan County, IA (1) Cedar County, IA (39) Delaware County, IA (1) Iowa County, IA (17) Johnson County, IA (21) Jones County, IA (1)  LinnCounty(21) Linn County (21)  BentonCounty(1) Benton County (1)  BuchananCounty(1) Buchanan County (1)  CedarCounty(39) Cedar County (39)  DelawareCounty(1) Delaware County (1)  IowaCounty(17) Iowa County (17)  JohnsonCounty(21) Johnson County (21)  JonesCounty(1) Jones County (1)
Cedar Rapids is the county seat for Linn County
Adjacent to Linn County, Iowa
      Benton County (1)  
      Buchanan County (1)  
      Cedar County (39)  
      Delaware County (1)  
      Iowa County (17)  
      Johnson County (21)  
      Jones County (1)  
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1 Iowa, Linn County, Bertram — Linn County Seedling MileLincoln Highway — Constructed: August, 1918 - June, 1919 —
This is the site of the first and only seedling mile of concrete pavement in the state of Iowa on the Lincoln Highway. The Linn County Engineer at the time was R. W. Gearhart and the project was constructed by Ford Paving Company of Cedar . . . Map (db m161620) HM
2 Iowa, Linn County, Bertram — Seedling Mile
First paved section of the Lincoln Highway by Linn County-Constructed 1918-1919Map (db m161621) HM
3 Iowa, Linn County, Cedar Rapids — Ausadie Apartment BuildingHistory Happened Here!
The Ausadie Apartment Building was built in 1923 for Austin and Sadie Palmer as an investment property, close to downtown Cedar Rapids. Designed by Cedar Rapids architect William J. Brown in the Colonial Revival style, the building contained 24 . . . Map (db m216499) HM
4 Iowa, Linn County, Cedar Rapids — George B. Douglas House1895 — Iowa Historic Site —
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m90176) HM
5 Iowa, Linn County, Cedar Rapids — George Greene1817 – 1880 — A Founder of Cedar Rapids —
A founder of Cedar Rapids Iowa Territorial Legislator Iowa Supreme Court Justice Mayor of Cedar Rapids Business entrepreneur Railroad promoter Civic benefactor Master MasonMap (db m96575) HM
6 Iowa, Linn County, Cedar Rapids — Roosevelt Hotel
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1927Map (db m216501) HM
7 Iowa, Linn County, Cedar Rapids, Oakhill Jackson — First Presbyterian ChurchHistory Happened Here!
First Presbyterian, the second church to be established in Cedar Rapids, built its first church in 1850-1851 at 2nd Ave SE and 3rd Street SE. This, the second building, is the oldest intact church still in use in Cedar Rapids. Built in 1867-1869, . . . Map (db m216497) HM
8 Iowa, Linn County, Cedar Rapids, Oakhill Jackson — Iowa BuildingBuilt 1913 — Iowa Historic Site —
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places Iowa State Historical Department Division of Historic PreservationMap (db m216502) HM
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9 Iowa, Linn County, Cedar Rapids, Oakhill Jackson — Washington High SchoolHistory Happened Here!
Cedar Rapids’ first permanent school once stood along the 4th Avenue end of Greene Square. From 1855-1868, it educated students through eighth grade. High school-level programs — considered advanced education until the twentieth century — were . . . Map (db m216496) HM
10 Iowa, Linn County, Cedar Rapids, Taylor — Virgil Powell / King Building Police StationHistory Happened Here!
From 1923 to 1937, the Cedar Rapids Police Department and City Jail occupied the King Building, which stood here from 1910-1969. The department and jail moved to 310 Second Avenue SW in 1937. The city's first African American police officer, Virgil . . . Map (db m216498) HM
11 Iowa, Linn County, Cedar Rapids, Wellington Heights — Coe CollegeHistory Happened Here!
Coe College was founded by Presbyterian minister Williston Jones in 1851. Its buildings and grounds were established beginning in 1853. The college went by different names, including "Cedar Rapids Collegiate Institute" and "Parsons Seminary," . . . Map (db m216500) HM
12 Iowa, Linn County, Hiawatha — Post 298 Veterans' Memorial
In memory of all veterans.Map (db m22824) WM
13 Iowa, Linn County, Lisbon — History of Our Town Lisbon, Iowa
Lisbon is a small community that is full of rich history dating back a long way. Early records show the first settlers were arriving in the mid 1830's. It is said the community was named after Lisbon, Ohio where some of the first settlers came . . . Map (db m184817) HM
14 Iowa, Linn County, Lisbon — 1 — The Lincoln HighwayA Highway to Honor Lincoln
As of 1900, the United States had an excellent rail network but no system of long-distance highways. Private associations made the earliest attempts to blaze "auto trails," giving them colorful names and emblems. The most famous road across Iowa . . . Map (db m184820) HM
15 Iowa, Linn County, Marion — Freedom FlameVeterans Memorial
Freedom Flame Veterans Memorial American Legion Post 298 1919 50th Anniversary 1969Map (db m96583) WM
16 Iowa, Linn County, Mount Vernon — South Hall
This building, known since 1906 as South Hall, was constructed in 1872 for student housing and dining facility. In 1882 art and music courses were taught in some of the vacant rooms. “Conservatory Hall,” as it came to be called, was remodeled into . . . Map (db m184808) HM
17 Iowa, Linn County, Mount Vernon — 2 — The Lincoln HighwayA Highway of Main Streets
The Lincoln Highway ran through the central business districts of hundreds of small towns and cities across the U.S., giving substance to slogans proclaiming the highway as the "Nation's Main Street." To small-town merchants, the Lincoln Highway . . . Map (db m184844) HM
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18 Iowa, Linn County, Mt Vernon — William Abbe1837 — 1937
This tablet commemorates the advent of the first white settler in Linn County, Iowa William Abbe a true pioneer- a worthy citizen erected by Ashley, Mayflower, Marion, Linn & Balliet Chapters Daughters of the American . . . Map (db m96858) HM
19 Iowa, Linn County, Mt. Vernon — 3 — The Lincoln Highway"Seedling Miles"
At first, the Lincoln Highway through Iowa consisted mainly of dirt roads, which were fine when dry but impassable when wet. Motorists were advised against trying to cross Iowa in rainy weather. The goal of the Lincoln Highway Association (LHA) . . . Map (db m158227) HM
20 Iowa, Linn County, Mt. Vernon — The Old Military RoadDubuque to the Northern Boundary of Missouri
This highway is the Old Military Road from Dubuque to the northern boundary of Missouri authorized by Congress 1839Map (db m96855) HM
21 Iowa, Linn County, Mt. Vernon — Uranus
• Father of the Titans in Greek mythology. • You must be cautious approaching Uranus since as least 11 rings and 20 moons encircle it. • Whether it is summer or winter, the surface temperature is consistently minus 385 degrees F. • One of . . . Map (db m158228) HM
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Jun. 8, 2023