Downey, Iowa

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Downey, Iowa
Grain bins along the Iowa Interstate railroad tracks in Downey
Grain bins along the Iowa Interstate railroad tracks in Downey
Downey, Iowa is located in Iowa
Downey, Iowa
Downey, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°36′58″N 91°20′55″W / 41.61611°N 91.34861°W / 41.61611; -91.34861Coordinates: 41°36′58″N 91°20′55″W / 41.61611°N 91.34861°W / 41.61611; -91.34861
CountryUnited States
StateIowa
CountyCedar
Elevation
689 ft (210 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)319
GNIS feature ID455974[1]

Downey is an unincorporated community in Cedar County, Iowa, United States.[1]

Downey was laid out in 1853 at the time the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad was built through it.[2] Downey is named for its founder, Hugh D. Downey.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Downey". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ The History of Cedar County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, etc. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 512.
  3. ^ Aurner, Clarence Ray (1910). A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke. p. 129.