Frytown, Iowa

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Frytown, Iowa.

Frytown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Johnson County, Iowa, United States, about 10 miles southwest of Iowa City. The town has been known as Frytown since the 19th century, and is listed as such on state maps, although the U.S. Geological Survey calls it Williamstown.[1]

Frytown Conservation Area, a woodlands park belonging to Johnson County, is located about one mile northeast of Frytown.

The cemetery on the east end of town has markers for the original Fry family immigrants to the area including Samuel Preston Fry (and wife Fionna Melinda Grosscup) and his father, Titus R Fry (wife, Jane Preston). Yoder is the other prominent name in the Church of Christ graveyard.

As of the 2010 Census the population of Frytown was 165.[2]


Coordinates: 41°34′12″N 91°43′57″W / 41.57000°N 91.73250°W / 41.57000; -91.73250