“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 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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Marion County, IA (23) Jasper County, IA (2) Lucas County, IA (2) Mahaska County, IA (11) Monroe County, IA (33) Polk County, IA (33) Warren County, IA (24)  MarionCounty(23) Marion County (23)  JasperCounty(2) Jasper County (2)  LucasCounty(2) Lucas County (2)  MahaskaCounty(11) Mahaska County (11)  MonroeCounty(33) Monroe County (33)  PolkCounty(33) Polk County (33)  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 (11)  
      Monroe County (33)  
      Polk County (33)  
      Warren County (24)  
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1 Iowa, 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
2 Iowa, 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
3 Iowa, 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
4 Iowa, 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
5 Iowa, 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
6 Iowa, Marion County, Knoxville, Union Township — The Red Rock Line
crossed north to south near this point. The line was established by treaty to define the separation between the Indian land and that opened to settlers. The line was patrolled by army dragoons from 1842-1845 to enforce the treaty. It ran north . . . Map (db m236536) HM
7 Iowa, Marion County, Otley, Red Rock Township — Red Rock Line / Red Rock
Red Rock Line The Red Rock Line was a boundary separating the Sac and Fox Indian tribes from the white settlers expanding westward. The survey of this line began near this monument, on the red sandstone bluffs north of the Des Moines River, . . . Map (db m236534) HM
8 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — A Nod to the Baptists
The Baptist Church has had a presence in Iowa since the territory was opened for settlement. Moses J. Post was an ordained Baptist missionary/itinerant preacher who traversed southeastern Iowa starting in 1841. Marion County, in which Pella is . . . Map (db m236384) HM
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9 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — Dutch Influence on Today's Pella
In 1847, the Dutch band left their farms and homes in the Netherlands because they wanted to worship their own way, and they needed more economic opportunity. Their determination led them to this part of the Iowa prairie. For the first few years of . . . Map (db m236388) HM
10 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — 10 — Historic Pella
In the spring of 1847 four sailing vessels carrying 800 freedom-seeking Hollanders landed at Baltimore. They were met by Dominie Henry Peter Scholte, their faithful leader, who led them across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and down the Ohio and up . . . Map (db m235885) HM
11 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — Klokkenspel Figures
 Pella's Past (North Side) Dominie Hendrik Pieter Scholte was leader of 800 Hollanders who arrived here in 1847 to found Pella, the City of Refuge. He is baptizing an infant, characterizing new life in the religious sense and . . . Map (db m236404) HM
12 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — Pella and the Civil War
On the morning of April 12, 1861, South Carolina began firing on the Federal fortress in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Within 24 hours, Iowa and Pella became involved. When the first call came for volunteers on April 15, 1861, the citizens of . . . Map (db m236386) HM
13 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — Pella Civil War Monument
. . . Map (db m236499) WM
14 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — Pella Opera House
Built in 1900 Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m236407) HM
15 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — Resilience
In 1857 this bell called Central College students to classes for the first time. For 56 years its duties were numerous. At 5 a.m. daily it roused students for the morning study hour. It tolled for funerals and celebrated weddings with its chimes. In . . . Map (db m235965) HM
16 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — The Early Years
When Pella was founded in 1847, transportation and shipping were limited to horse-drawn conveyances. Consequently, mercantile trade and the importing or exporting of goods was extremely limited and expensive. Money was also scarce, as almost every . . . Map (db m236385) HM
17 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — The First Steel Water Tower in Pella
The first steel water tower in Pella was erected on this site in 1921. With a capacity of 200,000 gallons, the water tower was topped with this ornamental ball. It now rests on one of the original foundation piers, which also serves as one of the . . . Map (db m236506) HM
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18 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — The Land Before the Dutch
The history of Pella goes back much further than the settlement of Pella in 1847. The Pella-area's Native American history precedes its Dutch history as the Sac and Fox tribes lived nearby. The Sac became their Americanized name, but they called . . . Map (db m236379) HM
19 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — Tulip Time and Sunken Garden
Pella's first Tulip Time was held in 1935. It was a simple, one-day celebration, arranged around a locally-written operetta appropriately entitled "Tulip Time in Pella." The first festival had no parade, Tulip Queen, or even tulips! To prepare for . . . Map (db m236387) HM
20 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — Tuttle Cabin
The Tuttle Cabin is named for Thomas and Nancy Tuttle, the first pioneer couple to settle at what would later become the city of Pella. In 1842, the U.S. Government purchased eleven milion acres of the Iowa Territory from the Sauk and Mesquakie . . . Map (db m236373) HM
21 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — Van Spanckeren General Store
Built in 1849 and restored in 1968 with modifications to simulate an early Pella general store. This building was at one time a blacksmith's shop and is now the Van Spanckeren General Store. Tie rods were installed and the year added on the front of . . . Map (db m236496) HM
22 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — Why the Dutch Left Their Homeland
The story of the Dutch emigration to Pella started in 1814 when article 133 was included in the first Constitution of the United Netherlands, stating: "The Christian Reformed Religion is that of the Sovereign." This (now called the Dutch Reformed . . . Map (db m236381) HM
23 Iowa, Marion County, Pella — Wyatt Earp HouseOtherwise known as the Van Spanckeren Row Houses
Built in basic Dutch design ca. 1855-1860 by brothers B.H. and J.H.H. Van Spanckeren who came from the Netherlands in 1847. B.H. operated, for a time, a general store on the first floor of the west row house. Nicholas and Virginia Earp and their . . . Map (db m236498) HM
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Dec. 7, 2023