Conover

Name:

Conover

County:

Winneshiek

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

43°12′55″N 91°53′41″W / 43.21528°N 91.89472°W / 43.21528

Elevation:

1,227 ft (374 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Conover is a ghost town located in Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States. It appears on the Fort Atkinson quadrangle of the United States Geological Survey topographic map and has been subsumed within the U.S. Postal Service ZIP code of nearby Calmar, Iowa.

Remains:

Conover was a cow pasture until September 1864, when news arrived that the westward-growing railroad would pass through the area, at which time a village was quickly plotted from local farmland during a two-week period. Rails laid by the McGregor Western Railroad Company reached Conover, through Calmar, in August 1865, by which time the village contained more than 200 buildings, including over 32 saloons and as many produce markets.

Established:

1864

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

 

Remarks:

 

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