Big Rock, Iowa
|Big Rock, Iowa|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Elevation||206 m (676 ft)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||454621|
Big Rock is an unincorporated community in Scott County, Iowa, United States. It is located at the intersection of County Road Y42E and 317th Street, in the northwest corner of Scott County, northwest of Dixon and south of Wheatland.
Big Rock was founded by Peter Goddard in 1855, named after a large rock in the area.
For 113 years, one of the town's main businesses was Horstmann's General Store, a general store where area residents could purchase groceries, supplies and miscellaneous items. The store closed in 2010 after its owner died. The town at one time also had a railroad station, a lumber yard, a dance hall and a tavern, all which also have since closed.
- "Big Rock". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-07-24.
- Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names, p. 39. University Of Iowa Press. ISBN 1-58729-531-8.
- Rathjen, Brian, "A salute to the general store," The North Scott Press, January 27, 2010. Accessed 04-28-2011.