Attica, Iowa

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Attica
Unincorporated community
Attica is located in Iowa
Attica
Attica
Location within the state of Iowa
Coordinates: 41°13′47″N 93°00′58″W / 41.22972°N 93.01611°W / 41.22972; -93.01611Coordinates: 41°13′47″N 93°00′58″W / 41.22972°N 93.01611°W / 41.22972; -93.01611
Country United States
State Iowa
County Marion
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Attica is a small unincorporated community in Marion County, Iowa, United States. It lies approximately 6 miles south of Knoxville on Iowa Highway 5. A notable landmark around the area is the Hammond Covered Bridge Located south of town off of Highway G-76 on 170th.

On Friday, May 30, 2008, a tornado struck the town in the early morning just after 5:00 AM, causing damage to many homes and other structures. Although a few injuries were reported, no fatalities occurred. The Des Moines National Weather Service rated the tornado as an EF2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, meaning the tornado contained winds of 111–135 miles per hour.