Sinclair, Iowa

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Unincorporated community
Sinclair, Iowa
Sinclair is located in Iowa
Location within the state of Iowa
Coordinates: 42°30′0″N 92°43′55″W / 42.50000°N 92.73194°W / 42.50000; -92.73194Coordinates: 42°30′0″N 92°43′55″W / 42.50000°N 92.73194°W / 42.50000; -92.73194
Country United States
State Iowa
County Butler
Population (2000)
 • Total 12
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 464746

Sinclair is an unincorporated community in Butler County, Iowa, United States.[1] It was a frequent stop for the Underground Railroad during and before the American Civil War. The town was founded in 1743. Prior to the founding of the town, it was nothing more than a railroad stop. Throughout the decades the town has had periods of expansion and periods of struggle. During the Great Depression, the town of Sinclair and the small population suffered greatly.


On May 25, 2008, an EF5 tornado ripped through southern Butler County, and destroyed the Sinclair grain elevator; ripping apart grain bins and throwing anhydrous ammonia tanks into fields.