Sunbury, Iowa

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Sunbury, Iowa
unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cedar County
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 563

Sunbury is an unincorporated community in Cedar County, Iowa, United States. It is located just west of the intersection of County Roads F44 and Y26, in the southeastern part of the county, southeast of Bennett and north of Durant, at 41.669882N, -90.928795W).[1] The population is estimated to be 50 persons.[2]

History[edit]

Sunbury was founded when the railroad was introduced into the area.[3]

Sunbury was the location of the Sunbury Dance Hall, which opened around 1895 and closed in 1964.[2] The hamlet also boasted a bank, which opened in 1901.[4] The bank has been abandoned for decades.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b Wundram, Bill (2010-11-29). "The 'last dance' at a 115-year-old hall". Quad City Times. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  3. ^ Aurner, Clarence Ray (1910). A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke. p. 150. 
  4. ^ Aurner, C.R. (1910). A topical history of Cedar County, Iowa, Volume 1, p 248. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. Retrieved 2011-04-24.

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Coordinates: 41°40′12″N 90°55′52″W / 41.67000°N 90.93111°W / 41.67000; -90.93111