of Black Hawk County
Laid out in 1854, Barclay was once a prosperous town,
but its prosperity dwindled when the Illinois Central
built its railroad three miles to the south. The town
was discontinued in 1890.
Established in 1896, Benson was located near CedarFalls.
It lasted only until 1907, when it was discontinued.
Located in the northeast corner of Bennington Township,
the town existed from 1856 - 1901.
Blessing was in existence for only a few short years,
from 1894 - 1902.
Boies was in existence from 1894 - 1902.
Located on the Benton - Black Hawk County line in Spring
Creek township, Brooklyn was surveyed, but not built up.
In the northeastern part of Orange Township. Calvin was
in existence from 1895 - 1900.
Located in Barclay township, Canfield was the home of
a post office from 1889 to 1893.
Originally near Washburn, Cedar Valley was established
in 1856, and discontinued in 1883.
In Northeastern Bennington township, Crain Creek existed
from 1893 - 1905.
Located in Eastern Bennington township, Edwards had a
post office from 1893 to 1900.
Eliza was located in South Cedar Township from 1852 -1856.
Platted in 1880, Emert is the original name of Dewar.
Located in Southeastern Fox Township, Energy had a post
office from 1861 - 1863.
Enterprise was located in western Spring Creek Township,
and had an active post office from 1853 - 1892.
Operating a post office for only a few months in 1858,
Filkin's Grove's location is not on any maps of the period.
Florence City was once located on the Cedar River in Spring
Frenchtown was a name used in 1856 for the present town
Greenville was a short-lived town in Spring Creek Township.
Gresham was once located in Bennington township, and had
a post office from 1885 - 1889.
Hicks was a short-lived town, in existence from 1902 -1903.
Jubilee had a post office from 1881 - 1910, and was located
in Southwestern Fox Township.
Drawing of the Jubilee
Consolidated School contributed by Scott Voelschow.
Like Frenchtown, Knox was a name once used for the present
town of Gilbertville.
Located in the southwestern part of Lester township, Lester
had a post office from 1856 -1885.
Louise was located in southwestern Big Creek Township,
and had a post office from 1893 - 1900.
The home of a post office from 1870 -1875, Miller's Creek
was located in the southwestern part of Eagle Township.
Established in 1889, this town was only in existence for
Once the original name of Raymond,
Mullarky's Grove had a post office from 1858 -1861.
Having a post office from 1851 - 1875, Nantville was once
located in Mount Vernon township.
Once located near Denver, this town was in existence from
1851 to 1858.
Platted in 1854, Ottawa was located just northwest and
adjacent to the present town of La Porte City. It was
eventually absorbed into La Porte City.
In existence for a little over a year, Stella had a post
office from 1885 - 1887.
Once located in northeastern Lester township, the town
was shown on maps of the 1862 - 1868 period.
A plat was filed for Warren in 1855, but the town never
Once located near Finchford, Winslow had a post office
from 1880 - 1893.
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