Wever, Iowa

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Wever, Iowa
Unincorporated community
Building in Wever
Building in Wever
Wever, Iowa is located in Iowa
Wever, Iowa
Wever, Iowa
Location within the state of Iowa
Coordinates: 40°42′38″N 91°13′52″W / 40.71056°N 91.23111°W / 40.71056; -91.23111Coordinates: 40°42′38″N 91°13′52″W / 40.71056°N 91.23111°W / 40.71056; -91.23111
Country United States
State Iowa
County Lee
Elevation 561 ft (171 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 52658
GNIS feature ID 462957[1]

Wever is an unincorporated community in northeastern Lee County, Iowa, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 61 northeast of the city of Fort Madison, the county seat of Lee County.[2] Its elevation is 561 feet (171 m).[1] Although Wever is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 52658,[3] which opened on May 1, 1837. This post office has a complicated name history: it opened as Sand Ridge, changed to Green Bay on September 17, 1849, to Jollyville on January 28, 1859, and finally to Wever on October 17, 1870.[4] The community is part of the Fort MadisonKeokuk, IA-MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Wever was a station on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.[5]

In 2012, plans were announced to build a 1.2 billion dollar fertilizer plant in Wever. Its construction started in 2013.