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Most People Don’t Know The Meaning Behind These 11 Iowa Town Names

Iowa got its name from the Ioway people, a tribe of Native Americans who occupied the area before the European settlers came. According to their language, Iowa means “beautiful” or “beautiful land.” Just like our state name has a meaning behind it, so do many of our town names! Here are 11 town names in Iowa and the meaning behind them that you probably never knew:

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Michaela Kendall
Michaela is a born and raised Iowan. She writes for a newspaper by day, and writes content for websites by night. In her spare time, she enjoys reading a good book, or just binge watching Netflix.