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Poweshiek County

Bear Creek Township
Poweshiek County, Iowa

Biographies of Bear Creek Township residents

1870 US Census

The city of Brooklyn lies in Bear Creek Township, between Bear Creek and Little Bear Creek.

The Brooklyn Paper covers the local news. They have a nice neighborhood map.

~source: Atlas of Poweshiek County, Iowa, published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1896. Reproduced with permission of the University of Iowa Libraries Map Collection. Click the map for a much larger (and more legible) copy of this map.


Iowa Ghost Towns, Poweshiek County has a listing for "BEAR CREEK. A post office (1849-65) near the east edge of Bear Creek Township on the south side of Bear Creek, about one mile northeast of the present town of Brooklyn."


The flag display in Brooklyn, Iowa. St. Patrick Catholic Church is in the background.

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