Adaza, Iowa

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Adaza, Iowa
unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Greene County
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Adaza is an unincorporated community in Greene County, Iowa, United States. It is located on County Road E13, three miles northwest of Churdan, at 42.194705N, -94.4969273W.[1]


Adaza was founded in 1881, established in Section 7 of Highland Township. A branch of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad was built through Adaza.[2] Originally, the site was known as Cottonwood, but was renamed by Captain Albert Head, who visited the site in 1882. The first store in Adaza opened in 1892. A larger railroad depot was built in 1899. A tornado hit the Adaza area in 1902, destroying several nearby farms. Two churches were built at Adaza, both in 1902: the Church of Christ and the Methodist Episcopal church; the latter was rebuilt in 1907 after a devastating fire. Residents of Adaza considered incorporation as a city in 1907, but Adaza was never incorporated.[3]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ Greene County Atlas (1959).
  3. ^ Stillman, E.B. (1907). Past and Present of Greene County, Iowa.

Coordinates: 42°11′43″N 94°29′40″W / 42.19528°N 94.49444°W / 42.19528; -94.49444