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Place Name Township  Section(s)   P.O. Estab.  Surveyed Plat Filed Comments  Map 
Benton Fremont   1873 1859
Benton Jackson 28 & 29   Apr 1873 22 Jul 1873 Jonathan and Susan Barkdoll, proprietors. Name change to Garrison 1877. 1877
Benton Centre Big Grove 36 1869        
Benton City Benton 20 15 Dec 1854   16 Jun 1856 Surveyed by Joseph Owen. John Royal, Catherine Royal, John Graham and Lucinda Graham, proprietors. Wm. C. Stanberry, first postmaster. 1856
Benton Station Jackson name change to Garrison 1877 1875
Berkeley Florence abt 1863 1862
1864
Beulah P.O. Canton 05 Nov 1852 first known as 'Late Potato Hill' 1855
Brooklyn Bruce 03 Apr 1856 13 Mar 1857 On Benton - Black Hawk County line. Town never built.
Buckeye Iowa   28 Jul 1862     Joseph H. Carry, postmaster. 1862
1864
Burke Harrison 11 31 Oct 1853     Lewis W. Bryson, first postmaster. 1850
1856
1890
Cheney
Daggett P.O. Jackson   01 Dec 1860     John F. Daggett, postmaster. P.O. discontinued 17 Oct 1862. 1862
1864
Eden Eden 1 & 12   14 Jan 1856 19 Jan 1856 Surveyed by Newell Colby. Jacob and Rebecca Leamer, proprietors. 1879
Florence Florence 20 02 Oct 1866 10 Jun 1863 21 Jul 1863 Surveyed by P. P. Smith. Ormond Tuttle and Helen Sophia Tuttle, proprietors. Wm. F. Atkinson, postmaster. Original name of town was Norway, and it reverted back to that name. 1875
1877
Fremont Taylor   1849     name changed to Vinton in 1853.
Geneva Big Grove 3     20 Mar 1855 Surveyed by Wesley Whipple. R. N. and Susanna Van Cleaf, proprietors. 1857
1875
Gillespie Bruce 36 1889-93 1890
Gomersal Big Grove   13 Nov 1858     J. Emrick Flickinger, postmaster. P.O. discontinued 24 May 1864. 1862
1864
Grand Gulf Taylor 17   17 Apr 1854   Surveyed by H. M. Drury. John and Nancy Alexander, proprietors. Now a part of the city of Vinton.
Greasers
Guinnville [Gwinnville] Iowa 30 29 Feb 1856 30 Oct 1856 08 Nov 1856 Surveyed by Wesley Whipple. John E. S. and Caroline Guinn, proprietors. John E. S. Gwinn, first postmaster. P.O. changed to Belle Plaine, 6 Aug 1862. Now a part of Belle Plaine. 1862
Hoosier Point Polk 34 Pioneer hamlet was called "Hoosier Point" from about 1840 until 1847 when name was changed to Marysville. Now a part of Urbana.
Irving Iowa 6 10 Oct 1855
[Late] Potato Hill P.O. Canton 4 ? 20 Oct 1851     Loyal F. North, first postmaster. Name changed to Buelah, 05 Nov 1852.  
Likens P.O. Polk 16 ?         1877
1890
Linwood P.O. Florence 31 or 32 30 Aug 1856     Anson T. Wilkins, first postmaster. P.O. discontinued 19 May 1863. 1862
1864
London P.O. Fremont 26 17 Jan 1861     Levi Gassett, first postmaster. Name changed to Robin 09 Apr 1864. 1864
Manatheka Polk 26 & 35   31 Mar 1857 04 Apr 1857 Surveyed by Wesley Whipple. William & Elizabeth Remington, John & Nancy Ferguson, Theodore & Lucy Stevens, proprietors. Now a part of Urbana. 1875
1879
Marysville Polk 34 21 Sep 1848 05 May 1847 10 May 1847 Surveyed by F. J. Rigaud. Joseph Remington, proprietor. John S. Forsyth, first postmaster. Before 1847, was locally known as Hoosier Point; name changed to Urbanna in 1857. 1855
1875
1862
Northport Taylor 21   July 1846   Surveyed as Northport by Irwin D. Simison to be the county seat. The plat which was made was never recorded as such. Now a part of Vinton.  
Parker's Grove Canton 28         1879
Paul P.O. Homer 7 09 Feb 1870     John Anson, first postmaster. 1875
1890
Pickaway P.O. Union 32 01 Sep 1857     Isaac T. Van Metre, first postmaster. P.O. discontinued 27 Feb 1865. 1862
1864
Poker Flat Fremont 14     1881 Name changed to Atkins.  
Prairie Creek P.O. Iowa           1856
1864
Prairie Grove Iowa           1855
Robin P.O. Fremont 26 09 Apr 1864     First known as London P.O. 1862
1875
Rogerville Homer 4         1902
1904
Spencer's Grove Polk 2 10 Sep 1867     Abner N. Spencer, first postmaster. 1879
Summers Fremont 8 08 Feb 1872     Christian Dobel, first postmaster. P.O. discontinued 22 Oct 1874. 1877
1890
Stringtown Leroy 2       ca 1872 1875
Taylor's Grove St. Clair 34 31 Jan 1854     Geo. T. Hendricks, first postmaster. 1856
Terry Florence       1884 Name changed to Walford, 11 Nov 1899. 1890
Unity P.O. Eden / Eldorado   19 Jun 1858     1862 & 1864 maps shows Unity in Eden Twp. 1860 Fed. census lists Unity P.O. in Eldorado Twp.
West Vinton Taylor 17   25 Mar 1857 30 Mar 1857 Surveyed by Wesley Whipple. Edwin Humphreville, I. C. Rhodabeck, Hannah B. and William Stoughton, proprietors. Now a part of Vinton
Williams P.O. Eldorado 31 19 Jun 1858     John Tanner, first postmaster. P.O. discontinued 23 Mar 1865. 1862
1864
Williamsburg Harrison 11   20 Mar 1857 31 Mar 1857 Surveyed by Wesley Whipple. William L. Jones, Abigail Jones, L. W. Bryson and Mary A. Bryson, proprietors.  
Wilmington Benton
Polk
4
So. 4
09 Nov 1855 1858 Surveyed by Wesley Whipple. Lewis Berry, Eliza Berry, Conrad Binkhart and Sarah Binkhart, proprietors. 1872
Woods P.O. Monroe 16 30 Jul 1857     Geo. W. Young, first postmaster. P.O. discontinued 05 Sep 1863. 1862
1864

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