Loveland had its start in the 1860s by the building of the Chicago and North Western Railway through that territory. It was named for E. Loveland, who owned the land where the community is located.
- History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa: Containing a History from the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. O. L. Baskin & Company. 1883. p. 278.
- Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 95.
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