Moscow, Iowa

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Moscow, Iowa
Moscow, Iowa is located in Iowa
Moscow, Iowa
Moscow, Iowa
Location within the state of Iowa
Coordinates: 41°34′30″N 91°4′58″W / 41.57500°N 91.08278°W / 41.57500; -91.08278Coordinates: 41°34′30″N 91°4′58″W / 41.57500°N 91.08278°W / 41.57500; -91.08278
CountryUnited States
StateIowa
CountyMuscatine
Elevation
653 ft (199 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
52760
GNIS feature ID465126[1]

Moscow is an unincorporated community in northern Muscatine County, Iowa, United States. It lies along local roads just north of U.S. Route 6, north of the city of Muscatine, the county seat of Muscatine County.[2] Its elevation is 653 feet (199 m).[1] Although Moscow is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 52760,[3] which opened on May 1, 1837.[4]

The community is part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Moscow was laid out in 1836 by Henry Webster and Dr. Charles Drury.[5] Moscow experienced rapid growth with the arrival of the railroad in 1855.[6]

Neighborhoods[edit]

Hinkeyville[edit]

Hinkeyville is a small unincorporated community located along the Cedar River in Northern Muscatine County. It is primarily a residential area, however, Wendling Quarries has it main facility just south of the community.

The town is accessible only by local roads north of U.S. Highway 6. The Iowa Interstate Railroad operates an estimated one to three trains per day through Hinkeyville.

Notable People[edit]

According to the Season 2 DVD of the popular Machinima, Inc. series Red Vs. Blue, the Character Sarge is said to be from Moscow.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Moscow, Iowa". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 39.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Moscow Post Office
  5. ^ Richman, Irving Berdine (1911). History of Muscatine County, Iowa: From the Earliest Settlements to the Present Time. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 215.
  6. ^ Richman, Irving Berdine (1911). History of Muscatine County, Iowa: From the Earliest Settlements to the Present Time. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 218.