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BATH. Near the center of Bath Township. Post office, 1867-69.


CLEAR LAKE CITY. In the southeastern part of Clear Lake Township, on the southeastern shore of Clear Lake.  Post office, 1857-61.


COLDWATER. Near the southeast corner of Dougherty Township. Post office, 1889-97.


CREAMERY. In central part of Lincoln Township. Post office 1889-1900.


GENESEO. In the northern part of Geneseo Township. Post office, 1861-69.


LIME CREEK. Listed in U.S. Official Register as a post office in Cerro Gordo County from 1869 to 1871, but not found on maps of that period.


LINN. In the northern part of Geneseo Township. Post office, 1861.


LIVONIA. In section 18, Lake Township. This location, a short distance east of the east end of Clear Lake, was made the county seat in1857, and a town began

to grow up, but the county seat was taken away the next year.


MASONIC GROVE. The pioneer name of Mason City.


OWEN. In central portion of Owen Township. Post office, 1889-1900.


OWEN'S GROVE. Near the southwest corner of Portland Township. Post office, 1857-71.


ROCK. Near the northwest corner of Lincoln Township. Post office, 1863-89.


SHELL ROCK FALLS. Post office, 1857-71. The pioneer name of the present Rock Falls.

Cerro Gordo County got its name from a famous battle field in the Mexican War.




Established January 15, 1851

Cerro Gordo County

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