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Iowa Ghost Towns

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Ghost Towns of Iowa - Freepages - Ancestry.com

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Links to other Iowa Ghost Town sites

Hinkletown - A Prairie Ghost Town

Picture of Adair County Courthouse

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One of my favorite dining experiences!

I went from Santa Fe, NM to Makuoketa, IA to visit with one of my brothers. We went to this eating establishment (in the middle nowhere) and had some of the best food I’ve ever eaten.

Breitbach's Country Dining, serving breakfast, lunch and diner.

Iowa's oldest food and drinking establishment was opened in 1852 by federal permit issued from President Millard Fillmore.

In my humble opinion, it is worth the trip from anywhere!

LeClaire, IA Cemeteies

(Longtime Friend of owner of Iowa Ghost Towns)

In searching for information about Ghost Towns it often leads to genealogy sites. Sometimes just the mention of the town lends some credibility to its existence.

Robert Jones - “I started photographing headstones in 2007. I also have some data and photos on others.”

Visit Le Claire Cemeteries

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1895 Iowa County Map - Permission granted by Ray Sterner


Check out these sites!

(I am the webmaster of these sites)

New Life Family Fellowship, Santa Fe, NM

Hope of Glory Ministry International

Santa Fe Computer Works

New Life Construction LLC, Santa Fe, NM


Check out all the sections

Fort Atkinson, IA

Country Girl

Black Foot at

St. Mary’s Lake

Civil War Map

Gettysburg Address 1863


Van Buren



Robert Lucas


Territory of Iowa

Iowa Pathways.  The Development of High Schools in Iowa.


Appreciation for the Source of Information

from these sites.

Kossuth County Geological Society


Town info used by permission from the State Historical Society of Iowa

Crossroad Alternative