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My grandfather was born in Kniffen, IA. He and his immediate family lived there several years. It was located west of Seymour, IA in Wayne County.


I have not been able to find much information, but would welcome any that may be discovered.


I have a plat book map from the 1830's, I believe, that shows Kniffen on it.


Submitted by James Dougherty

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I recently came across a hand-carved wooden sign from Illinois Grove, Iowa.


It specifically reads," IPD. DIST ILL GROVE 1874."


The only thing I can find on this town is that nothing of it remains. A school was built there in 1874,

and I'm wondering if this sign isn't from that.


Can you help? Thank you!

   Submitted by Mealnie Rechkemmer

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There was also a town called Garland.in the north east corner of Sec. 8 of Yellow Springs Twp. in Des Moines County , IA

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Need information about a town named Secor. It was on the Iowa map until about the 1940's. It was on the Iowa River and was not far from Eldora, Iowa. I lived on a farm there with remaining parts of the old town.


Submitted by Fran Lindborg