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Poweshiek County

Deep River Township
Poweshiek County, Iowa

Biographies of Deep River Township residents

1870 US Census

Deep River Township contains the communities of Deep River, Dresden and Tilton.

The Martin & Zelda Capehart Genealogy Website has a nice page on Tilton, and a biography of Henry Lewis Capehart, who settled in Deep River Township in 1855.

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

Iowa Ghost Towns, Poweshiek County has a listing for "DRESDEN. A town laid out in 1856 near the northwest corner of section 10, Deep River Township, about one mile east of the present town of Deep River. The name of the post office was Deep River. The coming of the branch of the Northwestern Railway in 1884 caused the removal of Dresden to the new town of Deep River." and "DE ETTA. Name of the present post office of Tilton from 1884 to 1887."

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