Rossville, Iowa

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Rossville, Iowa
Rossville, Iowa is located in Iowa
Rossville, Iowa
Rossville, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°11′22″N 91°22′32″W / 43.18944°N 91.37556°W / 43.18944; -91.37556Coordinates: 43°11′22″N 91°22′32″W / 43.18944°N 91.37556°W / 43.18944; -91.37556
CountryUnited States
StateIowa
CountyAllamakee
Elevation
1,175 ft (358 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)563
GNIS feature ID460817[1]

Rossville is an unincorporated community in Allamakee County, Iowa, United States.[1]

History[edit]

Rossville was platted in 1855. It is named for William F. Ross, said to be the first settler on the townsite in 1850.[2] By the 1880s, Rossville contained three churches, a schoolhouse, hotel, and two stores.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rossville, Iowa". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Hancock, Ellery M. (1913). Past and Present of Allamakee County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke publishing Company. p. 258.
  3. ^ Alexander, W. E. (1882). History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa. Western Publishing Company. p. 399.