Hopeville Business Directory


Extracted from the 1882-1883 R.L. Polk "Iowa State Gazeteer and Business Directory"

HOPEVILLE. Situated on a fork of Grand river, which furnished power, in the southwest corner of Clarke county. 15 miles southwest of Osceola (c h), the nearest bank location, and 8 miles south of Murray, the shipping point, on the C.B. & Q. R.R. Contains 2 churches and free school. Ships stock and grain. Stages to Murray and Decatur. populatin, 300. Mail, daily, D. Newton, postmaster.

The information given is: surname, first name(s), and occupation or business

Adkins, W.H. general store Howard, E.E., wagonmaker Smith, Jonas, live stock
Ball & Kane, wagonmakers Lent, James, hotel propr and constable  Swan, C.E., blacksmith
Bradley, Wm., baker Lucas, D.C., harnessmaker Swan, H. , harnessmaker 
Burham, John, tinsmith Morris, Rev. D.C. (Christian) Swan, Mrs. Mary, milliner
Burham, J.Q. , justice of peace Newton, D., General Store Wall, T.M., physician
Coltrane Bros, druggists Newton, J.J. & Co., general store  Waller & Scott ,general store
Coltrane, J.A., physician Parrish, W.O. physician   
Coltrane, B.J. , general store Shinn, Rev. (Methodist)   
Davis, J.W.B. , blacksmith  Smith, E.J. , blacksmith   
Gregg, Wesley, justice of peace Smith, J.H. , live stock