Cities, Towns, Villages, Settlements, Neighborhoods,
  Depots, Stations, and other points on the map
         in Polk County, Iowa, Past & Present
*ACME
ADELPHI (first platted in 1849 as DELPHI, a.k.a ADELPHIA)
AGENCY PRAIRIE
ALLEMAN
ALTOONA (a.k.a. PETERSBURG, YANT)
*AMEND PLACE (a.k.a. AMEND'S, AMENDVILLE)
*ANDREWS (a.k.a. LINCOLN, DOGTOWN)
*ANDREWS CORNER
*ANDREWS ROAD
ANKENY
*APPLE GROVE
*ARMY CITY
*ASHAWA
*AVON
*AVON LAKE / AVON STATION / AVONDALE / LAKE AVON / AVON
*AYER'S GROVE
*BABB'S HILL
*BABBITT (a.k.a. FERTILE VALLEY)
*BAKER'S STATION / BAKER'S
*BALLARD'S GROVE
*BEAVER
*BEAVER AVENUE
*BEAVER GARDENS
*BEAVER VALLEY JUNCTION
BEAVERDALE (a.k.a. BEAVER GLEN, BEAVERCREST, URBANDALE
                           VILLAGE)
*BELGARDE
*BELLEVUE
BERWICK
*BIG ROCK
*BLUE LIGHTS
*BOGGSTOWN
BONDURANT
*BOONE
*BOWSHER
*BRAZELTONVILLE
*BRENNAN
*BROOKLYN/BROOKLIN / BROOKLINE
*BURCH
*BURK'S GROVE
*CAMBRIDGE
*CAMP
CAMPBELL/CAMPBELL CITY
*CAMP BURNSIDE
*CAMP BYERS AT THREE ISLANDS
*CAMP CROCKER
CAMP DODGE
*CAMP DOUGLAS(S)
*CAMP MORNINGSTAR
*CAPITOL HEIGHTS
*CAPITOL PARK
CARBONDALE
*CARLETON
CARLISLE
*CARNEY (a.k.a. NEW SAYLOR)
*CARNEY GRADE
*CASEBEER
*CASE DRIVE
*CHAMBERLAIN COTTAGE
CHAUTAUQUA CAMPGROUNDS / CHAUTAUQUA PARK
*CHESTERFIELD
*CHRISTY MINES / CHRISTY
*CIRCLEVILLE (now the site of Avon Lake)
*CLIFTON HEIGHTS (a.k.a. VAN'S HILL, SOUTH PARK)
*CLIVE STATION / CLIVE
*CLOVER HILLS
*COAL HILL (a.k.a. COAK HILL)
*COAL HILL (#2)
*COMMERCE
*COMMERCE MILLS / COMMERCE
*COOPER'S GROVE
*COPE
*COREY'S GROVE
*CORYDON / NEW CORYDON
*COUNTY LINE
*CRAIG
*CREAMERY CROSSING
*CROCKER
*CROCKER WOODS

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Names marked with an asterix (*) on this and the following pages note those locations that have little or any history, or information written about them. I would have to research those that are without information, if you should request it (such as who founded the town, what it was named after,it's origins, etc. etc.). Most sites have at least SOMETHING written about them, but there are a few here that are totally without explanation. Excluded from this list are legal descriptions, housing tracts, real estate developments, and anything else that one would probably only know if you glanced at a real estate abstract.
They would be too numerous, and are constantly changing and amended. I consider a real estate developement an artificial creation, or a business venture, and have not included them in this site, simply because they were never intended to be seperate from an incorporated area. I can prove the validity of every
site mentioned on these pages, by maps or newspaper articles I have found them in.

Keep in mind that the following locations can fall under the following categories:
  1) Actual cities and towns that survive to this day, and can be found on current maps
  2) Archaic names for towns and neighborhoods that have been absorbed into larger towns
  3) Pioneer towns and villages that were eventually abandoned as settlements.
  4) Towns that were platted, but never became a reality.
  5) Railroad and interurban stations that existed as designations only, and not real towns.
  6) Coal mining communities and post offices that never consisted of more than a few houses.
  7) Neighborhoods and communities that never organised into towns.
  8) Place names and landmarks that never boasted a populace.

In 1857 the Iowa State legislature combined East Fort Des Moines, Demoine, South Fort Des Moines,
Fort Des Moines and West Fort Des Moines and all the additions to each town into one city and renaming it Des Moines.

Again in 1889 the Iowa State Legislature combined the following cities into a unified metropolitan
city called Des Moines, for a single more efficient governing body:

    Des Moines, Clifton Heights, Greenwood, University Place, North Des Moines, Chesterfield, Gilbert,  Sevastopal, Grant Park , Easton Place and Capitol Park