Clarke County Businesses


Patents Several Clarke County residents were inventors and applied for patents. This list tells their name, residence, invention, patent number, and the date.

This section will highlight some of the many businesses which have been located in Clarke County since its inception. An excellent source for Osceola is the Osceola City Business Directory 1851-1996 by Marie White, 215 E Fayette Street, Osceola, Iowa 50213.


Businesses in 1859


Businesses in 1875 Andreas Atlas

Business Directories - 1882-83
Hopeville  Lacelle  Osceola   Woodburn 

Business Directories- miscellaneous years
Murray - 1872    Osceola May 1886 

Fire - 1885

Other Businesses



Ads in the 1941 Murray "Memories" yearbook.

Miscellaneous business notices in Osceola Sentinel

Gasoline Station on HWY 34 just outside Murray

Last Revised March 30, 2023 BW