Ivester, Iowa

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

Ivester is an unincorporated community in Grundy County, Iowa, United States. It is located on County Road T19 west of Grundy Center, at 42.339581N, -92.994041W.[1]

History[edit]

Founded in 1871, Ivester was named after Charles Ivester Keiter, the editor of The Atlas, a Grundy Center newspaper.[2] Ivester had a post office[3] and a German Baptist Church in the late 1800s, founded in 1871, the congregation is still active as Ivester Church of the Brethren. The post office at Ivester closed in 1904.[4]

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. 116. University Of Iowa Press. ISBN 1-58729-531-8.
  3. ^ United States Official Postal Guide (1896), George F. Lasher, Printer. p. 350.
  4. ^ Old Post Offices: Grundy County, IA IAGenWeb.com Retrieved 2011-05-14.

Coordinates: 42°20′23″N 92°56′39″W / 42.33972°N 92.94417°W / 42.33972; -92.94417