Ivester, Iowa

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Ivester, Iowa
unincorporated community
Ivester, Iowa is located in Iowa
Ivester, Iowa
Ivester, Iowa
Location of Ivester, Iowa
Ivester, Iowa is located in the US
Ivester, Iowa
Ivester, Iowa
Ivester, Iowa (the US)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 42°20′23″N 92°56′39″W / 42.33972°N 92.94417°W / 42.33972; -92.94417
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Grundy County
Elevation 341 m (1,119 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID 464591

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.