Folletts, Iowa

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Folletts, Iowa
unincorporated community
Folletts, Iowa is located in Iowa
Folletts, Iowa
Folletts, Iowa
Location of Folletts, Iowa
Folletts, Iowa is located in the US
Folletts, Iowa
Folletts, Iowa
Folletts, Iowa (the US)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 41°44′55″N 90°21′17″W / 41.74861°N 90.35472°W / 41.74861; -90.35472
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clinton County
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 563

Folletts is an unincorporated community in Clinton County, Iowa, United States. It is located at the intersections of 292nd Street and County Highway Z36 on the north bank of the Wapsipinicon River. It is one mile west of Shaffton and three miles east of McCausland, at 41.750099N, -90.354990W.[1]

History[edit]

A ferry service was established by William Follett on the Wapsipinicon River in 1837. In 1884, the Folletts post office was established; it was discontinued in 1933.[2]

Until the Great Depression, Folletts was an important trade stop on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names, p. 88. University Of Iowa Press. ISBN 1-58729-531-8.
  3. ^ Klinkenberg, Dean (Oct 1, 2009). Travel Guide-Lansing Iowa to Leclaire: Along the Mississippi River in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin: Lansing Iowa to Leclaire. Dean Klinkenberg. p. 167. Retrieved 2013-05-04.