Submitted by Wilma J. Vande Berg of the Greater Sioux County
HAWARDEN - Logan & Buncombe townships, Sioux County,
Platted 1882, Incorporated 1887 (Calliope, first settlement in
Sioux county 1860, annexed with Hawarden 1893) Founded in 1860 as
Calliope by Hubbell, Frame, Bell and Stone; 1882 settlement of
Hawarden and 1893 they combined into one incorporation. Railroad
arrived on Oct 4 1878 in Calliope and 1882 in Hawarden; First Post
Office Calliope Feb 3, 1862 and discontinued on Jan 31, 1911;
Hawarden Post Office est. Dec 31 1882;
- Grace Hill Cemetery is the city cemetery which is
made up of 3-4 early cemeteries. The bodies were reburied at
Grace Hill. Recorder is located at the city clerks office.
Records are kept from before 1890, complete and thorough from
1900 on, including birthplace, age, cause of death, informant,
Copies of cemetery list through 1986 at the Library.
- St Mary's Catholic Cemetery formerly called Calvary
and an old Family Plot.
- Mr. Barnard, an undertaker from 1929-1967 had some
- Porter Dow Funeral Home 712 10th Hawarden Ia 51023
has them from 1965 on. Ph: 712-552-2712
- Trinity Lutheran Church organized July 17 1900
Contact church office Ph: 712-552-2743
- American Lutheran Church organized Dec 7, 1961 1417
12th Ave Hawarden IA 51023 Ph: 552-2168
- First Baptist Church organized Aug 9, 1885 Ph:
- Reformed Church 1700 Central Hawarden IA 51023 was
organized 16 August 1957 Ph: 552-2665
- St Marys Catholic Church 1125 Ave. L. Hawarden IA
51023 org. 1885 first mass 1887. Ph: 552-1501
- United Methodist Church 803 13th St. Hawarden IA
51023 org. Dec 21 1890 Ph: 552-1807
- Associated Church UCC Presbyterian Merger of UCC
& Presby in 1921. Ph: 552-1420
- Christian Reformed Church 1515 16th St. Hawarden IA
51023 was org. 5 May 1917 Ph: 552-1602. Anniversary booklet
- A history of these churches is in the Hawarden Centennial
- Hawarden Public Library 803 10th St. Hawarden IA
51023 Ph: 712-552-2244
Hours - Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm Fri - Sat 10-5pm. Web address
Librarian - Valerie Haverhals is the librarian.
Items of interest - Early maps of area, Calliope information,
Early Atlases / 1875, and histories. Howard Olson Collection
(NW IA & SE SD History) Hawarden Historical Slides, Map
Collection; History of Hawarden 1987
Micro film reader and printer - 1878 - present Hawarden
- A History of Hawarden published in 1987 at the
Library and area libraries.
- Hawarden Independent from 1878 to present.
- Hawarden Chronicle on micro film from 1900's to 1930.
at the Library.
- Societies - Big Sioux River Valley Historical Society
- Historian - Local historian - Margaret Leafstedt
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