Submitted and transcribed by Stephen D. Williams
IOWA STATE GAZETTEER
STELLAPOLIS. Formerly known as Williamsburg, is a village on Iowa creek, in
Troy township, Iowa county, 90 miles east of Des Moines, 12 southeast of Marengo,
the county seat and nearest banking point, and 10 southwest of South Amana, on the
C., R. I. & P. Ry the nearest railroad station. Settled in 1844, it contains Congregational
and Methodist churches and a public school, and ships grain and live stock. The proposed
line of the C. R. & O. Ry, will pass through here. Stages daily to Marengo and
to Lytle City, 7 miles south; fares, 50 and 25 cents, respectively. Population, 200,
Mail daily. W. R. Evans, postmaster.
Anderson M S, live stock.
Butler Lafayette, barber.
Butler & Evans, general store.
Davis Mrs. Ellen, dressmaker.
Davis Rev Henry (Congregational).
Davis Wm M, shoemaker.
Evans Wm E, blacksmith.
Evans Wm H, blacksmith and live stock.
Evans W R & Co, General Store.
Fletcher George, general store.
Hall Sisters, milliners.
Hall Telford, constable.
Harris Benjamin, justice of peace.
Hughes Rev T E (Methodist).
Humphries Mrs G, milliner.
Jones J E, physician.
Jones Roger, general store.
Keigan James, saloon.
Kelly Martin, saloon.
Kelly M J, general store.
King Charles, blacksmith.
Lilly W H, saloon.
Long W R, wagonmaker.
Perry Thomas, plasterer.
Powers P C, Creamery.
Watkins Mrs T H, milliner.