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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Creston, Iowa

 
Clickable Map of Union 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 Union County, IA (17) Adair County, IA (15) Adams County, IA (9) Clarke County, IA (0) Decatur County, IA (8) Madison County, IA (59) Ringgold County, IA (3) Taylor County, IA (3)  UnionCounty(17) Union County (17)  AdairCounty(15) Adair County (15)  AdamsCounty(9) Adams County (9)  ClarkeCounty(0) Clarke County (0)  DecaturCounty(8) Decatur County (8)  MadisonCounty(59) Madison County (59)  RinggoldCounty(3) Ringgold County (3)  TaylorCounty(3) Taylor County (3)
Creston is the county seat for Union County
Creston is in Union County
      Union County (17)  
ADJACENT TO UNION COUNTY
      Adair County (15)  
      Adams County (9)  
      Clarke County (0)  
      Decatur County (8)  
      Madison County (59)  
      Ringgold County (3)  
      Taylor County (3)  
 
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1Iowa (Union County), Creston — Barber Shop
A boy was often hired by the barber to give shoe shines while his customers waited. The shoe shine stand in the back of the barber shop was originally in the old Creston depot. It belonged to Arthur Rice who was known for the shines he gave to the . . . Map (db m86875) HM
2Iowa (Union County), Creston — Barn
The barn was originally built in 1896 by a Civil War veteran of Union Co. named William Harris, called Uncle Billy Harris by many. It was made of cottonwood trees milled at the Union County sawmill located on Grand River in the eastern part of the . . . Map (db m86871) HM
3Iowa (Union County), Creston — Burlington Route NE-10 Waycar #13513
In the time after the stock market crash of 1929, the Burlington decided to build a new set of steel waycars to assist in replacing older, wooden waycars in mainline service between Chicago and Denver. Between February and April 1930, 25 . . . Map (db m86890) HM
4Iowa (Union County), Creston — Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad Depot
Built in 1899, the depot was designed by famed Chicago architects, David Burnham and John Welborn Root. It contained a passenger waiting area, ticket office, lunch counter, baggage room, and offices for the C. B. & Q. Railroad's main Creston . . . Map (db m86868) HM
5Iowa (Union County), Creston — Civil War Memorial — 1861 - 1865
In memory of our country's defendersMap (db m86886) WM
6Iowa (Union County), Creston — Creston Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — POW • MIA — Freedom Isn't Free —
POW's Remembered H. Wayne Jackson • Ed Martin • Malcolm Amos • Marshall Johnson • Donavan Waller • Amos W. Ames • Donald Decker • Howard Lowe • Eldon Haynes • Marion Sassell • Roy Kralik • James McGrath • Lee Hazen • Giles Ripperger • Robert . . . Map (db m87038) WM
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7Iowa (Union County), Creston — Depot, Caboose and Signal tower
Burlington Northern Railroad donated the depot, caboose and signal tower to the complex. The depot was originally in Lucas, Iowa and later moved to Brooks, Iowa to our west. It was not uncommon to move buildings such as this on flat cars to other . . . Map (db m86874) HM
8Iowa (Union County), Creston — Graceland Cemetery
The first cemetery located at Cherry and Ringgold Streets was organized by a Creston Cemetery Ass'n August 1, 1874 and abandoned in 1880. Graceland Cemetery was opened in 1881. The first burial was February 2, 1881. All bodies and stones from . . . Map (db m87093) HM
9Iowa (Union County), Creston — Lincoln No. 5 School
This school was originally located NE of Creston in Lincoln township. It was built in 1872 and was operated until closing in 1966 due to a reo[r]ganization of schools mandated by State law. It was then purchased by the Union County Historical . . . Map (db m86872) HM
10Iowa (Union County), Creston — Log Cabin
This log cabin was originally located northeast of Creston in Lincoln township. The cabin was built by the Emhoff family sometime after the land was purchased in 1855. The family started adding rooms as their 9 children were being born. This cabin . . . Map (db m86878) HM
11Iowa (Union County), Creston — Phillips 66 Gasoline Station — Creston and Union County Visitor's Information Center
Frank Phillips always had a warm spot in his heart for Creston. When the town observed its 75th anniversary in 1947, he remarked, "In my opinion there is no place like the home plate, which is Creston to me." Frank & Jane Phillips visited . . . Map (db m87045) HM
12Iowa (Union County), Creston — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all veterans who served our nation at the time of war and peace [Dedicated] May 29, 2000Map (db m86866) WM
13Iowa (Union County), Creston — Veterans Memorial
On fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread, and glory guards, with solemn round, the bivouac of the dead. Erected May 1961Map (db m87109) WM
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14Iowa (Union County), Creston — Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all Vietnam Veterans Thank You for your serviceMap (db m86882) WM
 
 
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Dec. 4, 2022