Mitchell County Ghost Towns


BAILEY  The Village of Bailey was in Wayne Township and platted November 20, 1886. Post office established March 10, 1887 and discontinued January of 1940. Incorporated as a town in 1901. BROWNVILLE  was a village founded about 1852 in the northeast corner of Bur Oak Township. It was platted in 1857 and had a hotel, … Read more

Jackson County, Iowa Ghost Towns


ALMA. A post office in section 28, Butler Township, in the early 1890’s. AMOY. Listed in the U. S. Official Register as a post office in Jackson County from 1847 to 1848, but not found on maps of that period. BRIDGEPORT. A village in the eastern part of section 17, Maquoketa Township. Post office, 1851-73. … Read more

Benton County Ghost Towns


BENTON. Former name of the present town of Garrison. BENTON CENTER. Near the southeast corner of Big Grove Township. Post office, 1869 BENTON CITY. IN the southwestern part of section 20, Benton Township, just south of the Cedar River. The plat was filed in 1856. The B.C.R.& N., built in 1869 missed it, after which … Read more