Elizabethtown (Steady Run Township)
Elizabethtown was laid out in 1845. It was located on section 15, and although at that early date it was a town of great expectation, it never prospered to such an extent as to meet the expectations of the least sanguine of its projectors. Most of the present generation of American citizens are ignorant of the excellence of said town, and it is doubtful whether or not the original lot-owners, were they to arise from the dead, could locate their former sites for a prospective remunerative business.

Reference: History of Keokuk County, Iowa, 1880

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