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HISTORY OF CARROLL COUNTY, IOWA

The County Itself

The Press in Carroll County

Towns of Carroll County
 

             

Township Map Circa 1955
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History of our Towns:

Lidderdale

Current Towns,  Communities, & Townships

Towns with Post Offices

Arcadia .. Templeton .. Breda .. Carroll

Coon Rapids .. Dedham .. Newton ..

 Glidden .. Halbur .. Roselle .. Lanesboro

Lidderdale .. Sheridan .. Manning

Towns without Post Offices

Maple River .. Mount Carmel

Kniest .. Ralston

Green .. Willey

Townships

Wheatland .. Carroll .. Washington .. Eden

Kniest .. Ralston .. Green .. Grant .. Union

Roselle .. Ewolt .. Richland .. Newton

Pleasant Valley .. Sheridan .. Jasper

Abandoned Towns & Villages

BENAN
In the northeast corner of section 3, Glidden Township, Post office 1893-1900.

BROWNING
In section 12, Sheridan Township, Post office 1871-89.

CARROLL CITY
The name applied to the present city of Carroll from the time of it's establishment in 1867 to about 1875.

CARROLLTON
 In the southeast part of section 36, Pleasant Valley Township, and the northeast part of section 1, Newton Township. It was the first county seat of Carroll County from the county's establishment in 1856 until 1867, and was a town of importance in those days. Post office 1859-1903.

COPLIN"S GROVE
Grove: Slightly northwest of the central part of Union Township, as shown on maps from 1863 to 1868.

DIVIDE
Slightly north of the central part of Wheatland Township, as shown on maps of 1878.

ELBA
In the northeast corner of section 16, Eden Township. Post office 1873-81

GUSTIN GROVE
Pleasant Valley Township

HILLSDALE
Roselle Township.

JASPER
In section 17, Jasper Township, on the North Coon River. The U. S. Official Register lists it as a post office in 1861 and it is carried on the maps from 1860-81.

KETNER
In section 21, Sheridan Township. A small village. Post office, 1893-1900.

MACKS
In section 16, Pleasant Valley Township. Post office, 1869-71.

NILES GROVE
In southeastern part of section 22, Union Township, as shown on maps of 1868.

ROSELLE
The post office (1876-1900) at the village of Hillsdale, which see above,

SLATER"S GROVE
Became Ralston

TIP TOP
The name first given to the present town of Arcadia.

 

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