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WABASHA. Listed in the U.S. Official Register as a post office in Clayton County from 1843-1845, the name not found on maps of that period. Clayton


WACOUSTA. On the south line of section 32, Wacousta Township. Post office, 1863-81. Humboldt


WADALOUP. The name of the post office (1867-75) at the hamlet of Jerusalem near the present town of Beaman. Grundy


WAGONERSBURG. Listed in the U. S. 0fficial Register of 1861 as a post office in Jackson County, and thought to have been where Emeline is now located, section 22, Brandon Township. Jackson


WAHAGHBONSY. A hamlet and post office (1852-72) in section 18, Rawles Township, on Wahbonsie Creek. Later for a few years there was a railroad station by the name of Wahbonsie in the southern part of section 33, Lyons Township, near the Fremont County line. Mills


WAHKONSA. The name popularly given to the present town of Polk City at the time of its establishment in 1850. An Indian village by that name preceded the white settlement at that place. Polk


WAHTAWWAH. In section 13, Grove Township. Post office, 1851-54. Name changed to Holaday's (which see above) and location changed. Adair


WAK.  Listed in the U.S. Postal Guide as a post office in Cass County from 1893 to 1897, but not found on maps of those years. Cass


WAKEFIELD. In sectin 24, Atlantic Township  (now Grove Township) as shown on maps of 1862. Cass


WALBRIDGE GROVE. A place in the northwestern part of Badger Township near the east bank of the Des Moines River, as shown on maps of 1878.

Post office, 1868 and 1869. Webster


WALBRIDGE. Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1869 as a post office in Humboldt County, not found on the maps of that period. Humboldt


WALD. In eastern part of Red Oak Township. post office, 1897. Cedar


WALES. A post office (1886-1901) near the center of Lincoln Township.  Montgomery


WALES. A post office (1869-73) in the central part of Union Township. Worth


WALKERVILLE. A post office (1874--1900) in the southwestern part of Washington Township. Page


WALLACE. A post office (1875-78) in the southern part of Douglas Township. Montgomery


WALLACE. In the southern part of Westport Township. Post office, 1900-1903. Dickinson


WALLINGS LANDING. A pioneer hamlet at or near where Port Louisa was afterward established. Louisa


WALNUT CITY. In the northwestern part of Wallnut Township. Never more than a hamlet and neighborhood center. Post office 1867-97. Appanoose


WALNUT CREEK STATION. A post office (1870-75) at or near where now is the town of Walnut. Pottawattamie


WALNUT CREEK. Listed in 1857 as a post office in Polk County, but the location not found. Polk


WALNUT CREEK. Listed in the U. S. Official Register of 1871 as a post office in Frernont County, but not found on maps of that period. Freemont


WALNUT FORK. A village that was slightly to the east of the present town of Olin and was platted in 1854. The post office was named Walnut Fork and ran

from 1841 to 1872. Jones


WALNUT GROVE. A place near the northwest corner of Hazel Dell Township, as shown on maps of 1856 to 1862.  Pottawattamie


WALNUT GROVE. A post office (1844-72) in the northern part of section 19, Butler towship. Scott


WALNUT GROVE. A post office in Mills County from 1854 to 1857, but location not found. Mills


WALNUT. In the southwestern part of Penn Township. Post office, 1846-67. Jefferson


WALSH. Post office listed in U. S. Postal Guide, 1890-97. Appanoose


WALTHAM. A hamlet in the central part of section 3, York Township, three miles northwest of the present town of Elberon. Post office, 1863-94. Tama


WANAMAKER. A post office (1891-1902) in the northeast corner of section 31, Athens Township. Ringgold


WANETA. A post office from 1897 to 19:15 at the A. R. Lightfoot store in the southwest quarter of section 5, Roscoe Township. Davis


WAPELLO. [The notes of William A. Burt of the government survey of 1837 say: "On or about the    northeast corner of section 31, township 82, range 7 east, there has been a town laid out, called Wapello. Four families in the town."-E.R.H.] This location is in the east central part of that portion of the present city of Clinton, formerly called Lyons, and on the bank of the Mississippi River.  Clinton


WAPSA. A post office from 1856 to 1870 north of the central part of Maine Township, on the Wapsipinicon River. Linn


WAPSIE. A post office from 1883 to 1887 in the central part of Wayne Township. Mitchell


WAPSIE. In the southwest corner of section 6, Franklin Township. Post office, 1893-1903. Bremer


WARD. A coal mining town about two miles southeast of the present town of Hiteman, as shown on maps Monroe


WARD. The name by which the present town of Silver City was known for a time in the 1870's. Mills


WARD'S CORNERS. In section 23, Madison Township. The pioneer name of the present town of Lamont. Post office, 1863-1881 when the name was

changed to Lamont. Buchanan   (See info on Ward’s Corners at Stories of Towns Past)


WARDSVILLE. In the northeast corner of Madison Township, as shown on maps of 1857. Hancock


WARNER'S MILL. A post office in 1854 to 1855 in the southern part of section 30, Clear Creek Township. Keokuk


WARREN CENTER. A post office in 1872 to 1874 near the center of Warren Township. Lucas


WARREN GROVE. Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Jasper County from 1869 to 1871, but not found on the maps of that period. Jasper


WARREN. Former name of the present town of Inwood. Lyon


WARREN. In section 16, Spring Creek Township. The plat was filed in 1855, but the town never appeared Black Hawk


WARRENSVILLE. A hamlet in the southern part of Richland Township, on the South Skunk River. Post office 1849-54. Mahaska


WARSAW. A hamlet in the northwest corner of section 8, Howard Township. Post office, 1855 to 1861 and from 1866 to 1903. Wayne


WARSAW. In the southwestern part of section 34, township 81, range 3, about three miles west of the present city of Tipton,. Laid out in 1837 and an aspirant

for the county seat. Cedar


WASHBURN. In the southeastern part of Ross Township. Post office, 1871. Franklin


WASHINGTON. The early name of the present town of Hillsboro. The name was changed about 1851. Henry


WASSONVILLE. A village laid out in 1848 in the eastern part of section 12 and the western part of the east section 7, Lime Creek Township, about midway as

to north and south of the two sections and on the north side of English River. It had a good mill and was an important town on the stage routes and underground railroad. Post office, 1849-75. Washington


WATERFORD. In the central part of South Fork Township, south of the Maquoketa River. Post office 1855-67. Jackson


WATERMAN. A post office (1871-1900) in the northwestern part of section 29, Wall Lake Township. Wright


WATERMAN. Listed as a post office in 1860 to 1862 in O'Brien County, and believed to have been in the southeastern part of Waterman Township. O'Brian


WATERTOWN. A hamlet in the northern part of Floyd Township on the Cedar River. Post office, 1859-76. Floyd


WATERTOWN. Laid out as a town in 1837 across the Des Moines River from Farmington. Little improving, if any, was done.  Van Buren


WATSON. In sectioin 5, Giard Township. Post office, 1885-1903. Clayton


WATSON. In sonthwestrn part of Linton Township. Post office, 1875-81. Allamakee


WAUBESOPINECOUX. Listed in U.S. Official Register as a post office in Dubuque County from 1838 to 1841, but not found on maps. It is also listed in Gallands's Iowa Emigrant, page 30. Dubuque


WAUDENA. In the northern part of New Hampton Township, as shown on maps of 1857-1862. Chickasaw


WAUGH'S POINT. In section 30, Steady Run Township, as shown on maps of 1855 and 1856. Keokuk


WAVELAND. A post office (1870-81) on the south line of section 26, Waveland Township. Pottawattamie


WAYNE CROSS ROADS. Listed as a post office in Wayne County from 1858 to 1860, but the location not found. Wayne

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