Beech, Iowa

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Beech, Iowa
unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Warren County
Founded 1911
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Beech is an unincorporated community in Warren County, Iowa, United States. It is located just north of the intersection of County Road S31 and Highway 92. It is 1 mile east of Sandyville and five miles west of Pleasantville, at 41.3745865N -93.3573103W.[1]

History[edit]

Founded in 1911[2] as a railroad town, Beech was originally known as New Sandyville, but the residents of nearby Sandyville objected to the name.[3] The town was renamed Beech in honor of a railroad employee.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names, p. 36. University Of Iowa Press. ISBN 1-58729-531-8.
  3. ^ Warren County, Iowa. Iowa GenWeb Project. Accessed 2011-05-15

Coordinates: 41°22′29″N 93°21′08″W / 41.37472°N 93.35222°W / 41.37472; -93.35222