Robinson, Iowa

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

Robinson is an unincorporated community in Delaware County, Iowa, United States. It is located at the junction of County Highway D47 and 310th Street, five miles west of Ryan and three miles southeast of Monti, at 42.340037N, -91.578738W.[1]

History[edit]

Robinson was founded around the turn of the previous century, named after the Robinson family of southwestern Delaware County. Alexander Robinson, one prominent Robinson, built a farm 1.5 miles north of the townsite. William B. Robinson operated the Farmers Savings Bank of Robinson and the Robinson Lumber and Grain Company, circa 1914.[2] The Chicago, Anamosa and Northern Railroad (CAN) passed through Robinson, built in 1912 and proposed for electrification in 1916.[3] The CAN Railway was sold for scrap during World War II.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ Merry, John F. (1914). History of Delaware County, Iowa, and its people, Volume 2, pp. 211, 492-493.
  3. ^ Anon. (1916-05-27). "Electrification of another Iowa road proposed", Electric railway journal, Volume 47, McGraw Publishing. p. 1011.

Coordinates: 42°20′31″N 91°34′44″W / 42.34194°N 91.57889°W / 42.34194; -91.57889