Pilot Grove, Iowa

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Pilot Grove, Iowa
Pilot Grove, Iowa is located in Iowa
Pilot Grove, Iowa
Pilot Grove, Iowa
Location within the state of Iowa
Coordinates: 40°45′46″N 91°32′13″W / 40.76278°N 91.53694°W / 40.76278; -91.53694Coordinates: 40°45′46″N 91°32′13″W / 40.76278°N 91.53694°W / 40.76278; -91.53694
CountryUnited States
StateIowa
CountyLee
Elevation
643 ft (196 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
52648
GNIS feature ID460145[1]

Pilot Grove is an unincorporated community in northern Lee County, Iowa, United States. It lies along local roads northwest of the city of Fort Madison, the county seat of Lee County.[2] Its elevation is 643 feet (196 m).[1] Although Pilot Grove is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 52648,[3] which opened on May 1, 1837. There has not always been a Pilot Grove post office since that date: it was discontinued on June 30, 1894, and when it was reestablished on August 7, 1895, it was under the name of Overton. The name was not restored to Pilot Grove until March 19, 1908.[4]

Pilot Grove was laid out in 1858.[5]

Pilot Grove is part of the Fort MadisonKeokuk, IA-MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pilot Grove, 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: Pilot Grove Post Office
  5. ^ The History of Lee County, Iowa. Western Historical Company. 1879. p. 679.