Plymouth County
Town
Index

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The westward expansion of Iowa in the 1800s by the railroads and eager settlers led to the founding on many towns in each county. Often times the towns only consisted of a post office, or a hotel and bar, but they served their purpose as a rest stop for the horses.

Some of these towns survived, others did not. Changes in trade routes and railroad lines often led to the quick demise of some of Plymouth County’s earliest settlements. Some of these towns are still in existence, but are no longer incorporated.

The following is a list of some of the Towns & Communities of Plymouth County through the years.

 

Town Name

Township

Adaville

Johnson Twp

Akron

Portland Twp

Broken Kettle

Hancock Twp.

Brookdale

Perry Twp

Brunsville

Washington Twp

Churchville  

Craig

Grant Twp

Crathorne

Store in Washington Twp & the Post Office in Johnson Twp

Dalton

Washington Twp

Ellendale

Liberty Twp

Floyd's Valley

America Twp

Furray

Johnson Twp

Harrisonville

Lincoln Twp

Hinton Hungerford Twp
Holley

Johnson Twp

James Hungerford Twp
Kingsley Garfield Twp
LeMars America Twp
Malton

Sioux Twp

Mammen

Grant Twp

Melbourne

Plymouth Twp

Merrill Plymouth Twp

Millnerville

Sioux Twp

Neptune Stanton Twp
O'Leary Union Twp
Oyens Marion Twp
Plymouth Centre

Stanton Twp

Ponona

Johnson Twp

Portlandville

Portland Twp

Potosia Hungerford Twp
Quorn Elkhorn Twp
Remsen Remsen Twp
Rosbach

Johnson Twp

Ruble Johnson Twp
Seney Elgin Twp
Struble

Elgin Twp

Vogt

Lincoln - Stanton township line near Neptune...Vogt was just a small bldg on the mail route, named for J.F. Vogt, an early LeMars postmaster. Lafe Gardner of Lincoln Twp, began a mail route in 1891 through 1895, bringing mail from James Station & LeMars to Lincoln Twp. (Thanks to Justin Herbst for finding this information)

Wessel

(location undetermined)

West LeMars (formerly Dalton) Washington Twp
Westfield

Westfield Twp

Whiskey Slough Stanton Twp - Lincoln Twp - Remsen Twp - Henry Twp
Wren Station

Hungerford Twp

Yeomans Perry Twp

IAGenWeb

~Updated June 2016

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