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Chapter 13

This webpage reproduces a chapter of
Iowa As It Is in 1856

by
N. Howe Parker

Chicago and Philadelphia, 1856

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Chapter 15

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p97 Chapter XIV

Railroad Distances on the various lines,
connecting Chicago with the State of Iowa

Chicago and Rock Island Rail Road
Miles
From Chicago to
Junction
6
Blue Island 9
Bremen 8
Mokena 6
Joliet 11
Minooka 10
Morris 11
Seneca 10
Marseilles 5
Ottawa 8
Utica 9
La Salle 5
(Ill. Central RR. crosses)
Peru 1
Trenton 10
Bureau Junction 4
Tiskilwa 9
p98 Pond Creek 6
Sheffield 10
Anawan 7
Genesee 13
Colona 10
Moline 10
Rock Island 3

Total

181
Davenport opposite side of River.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Rail Road
Miles
From Chicago to
Oak Ridge
8
Cottage Hill 8
Babcock's Grove 4
Danby 2
Wheaton 3
Winfield 2
Junction 3
Batavia 6
Aurora 7
Montgomery 3
Oswego 2
Bristol 3
Plano 6
Newark 5
Somonauk 3
Waverly 6
Earl 7
Mendota 11
(Crosses Illinois Central)
Arlington 9
Dover 7
Princeton 6
Wyanet 6
French Grove 6
Nephonset 7
Kewanee 7
Galoy 8
Walnut 8
Wataga 8
Galesburg 8
Monmouth 8
Young America 8
Miss. River, opposite Burlington 18

Total

203
Distances on the Chicago and Dixon Rail Road
Miles
From Chicago to
Oak Ridge
8
Cottage Hill 8 16
Babcock's Grove 4 20
Danby 2 22
Wheaton 3 25
Winfield 2 27
Junction 3 30
Geneva 5 35
Blackberry 9 44
Lodi 6 50
Courtland 5 55
De Kalb 3 58
Dement 8 66
Lane 6 72
Ogle 8 80
Franklin 7 87
Taylor 4 91
Dixon 4 95

A continuation of this line, called the Mississippi and Rock River Junction RR. is in progress of construction, p99and will probably be completed this season. The stations thereon are:

Sterling, Unionville, Fulton

36

Making a distance of, say,
miles from Chicago to the Mississippi River by this route.

131
Distance on the Galena and Chicago Rail Road
Miles
From Chicago to
Junction (See foregoing table)
30
Wayne 5 35
Clinton 4 39
Elgin 3 42
Gilbert's 8 50
Huntley's 5 55
Union 7 62
Marengo 4 66
Garden Prairie 6 72
Belvidere 6 78
Cherry Valley 6 84
Rockford 8 92
Winnebago 7 99
Pecatonica 7 106
Nevada 8 114
Freeport 7 121
Eleroy 8 129
Lena 5 134
Nora 7 141
Warren 4 145
Apple River 6 151
Scales Mound 8 159
Council Hill 5 164
Galena 7 171
Dunleith 10 181
This road is intended to connect with the Northern Iowa RR. projected from Dubuque west towards the Missouri.
Distances on the Mississippi and Missouri Rail Road
First General Division, from Davenport to Council Bluffs
From Davenport to Miles
Graded Wolcott 12
Farnam 17
Durant 20
Junction of Muscatine and Cedar Rapids 27
Moscow, on Cedar River 30
West Liberty 39
Iowa City 55
Located Centre of Iowa County 85
Centre of Poweshiek County 111
Newton, Jasper County 141
Fort Des Moines 174
Proposed Council Bluffs 310
p100 Second General Division, from Muscatine to Mouth of Platte
From Muscatine to Miles
Under Contract Fredonia, or Iowa River 20
Located Columbus City 22
Washington 39
Oskaloosa 95
Surveyed Mouth of Platte
(21 miles below Council Bluffs)
280
Third General Division, from Muscatine to Cedar Rapids
From Muscatine to Miles
Graded Junction with 1st General Division 12
Located Tipton 27
Cedar Rapids 63

Distances on the various stage routes
throughout the State

Davenport to Council Bluffs
Miles
From Davenport to
Muscatine
30
Iowa City 33 63
Marengo 26 89
Sugar Grove 46 135
Newton 20 155
Keith's 19 174
Ft. Des Moines 14 188
Adel 24 212
Panther Creek 5 217
Bear Grove 22 239
Indian Grove 11 250
Nishnabottannyº 15 265
Pleasant Spring 9 274
Indiantown 4 278
Walnut Creek 5 283
West Nishnabottanyº 15 298
Silver Creek 13 311
Keg Creek 6 317
Council Bluffs 10 327
Burlington to Council Bluffs
Miles
From Burlington to
London
20
Mt. Pleasant 10 30
Rome 8 38
Fairfield 15 53
Libertyville 7 60
Agency City 15 75
Ottumwa 4 79
Eddyville 15 94
Oskaloosa 10 104
Pella 18 122
Ft. Des Moines 46 168
See preceding table for intermediate distance.
Council Bluffs 139 307
p101 Burlington to Centreville, Appanooseleo
Miles
From Burlington to
Lowell
19
Salem 12 31
Hillsborough 6 37
Utica 7 44
Keosauqua 12 56
Troy 15 71
Bloomfield 10 81
Centreville 26 107
Burlington to Keokuk
Miles
From Burlington to
Ft. Madison
20
Montrose 12 32
Keokuk 12 44
Davenport to Cedar Rapids
Miles
From Davenport to
Tipton
40
Mt. Vernon 20 60
Marion 13 73
Cedar Rapids 5 78
Davenport to Dubuque
Miles
From Davenport to
Dewitt
21
Maquoketa 19 40
Andrew 8 48
La Motte 10 58
Dubuque 16 74
Dubuque to Cedar Falls
Miles
From Dubuque to
Delphi
36
Independence 36 72
Cedar Falls 25 97
Dubuque to Iowa City
Miles
From Dubuque to
Cascade
26
Monticello 12 38
Anamosa 13 51
Fairview 4 55
Marion 15 70
Cedar Rapids 5 75
Iowa City 25 100
Cedar Rapids to Cedar Falls
Miles
From Cedar Rapids to
Vinton
25º
Waterloo 30º 65º
Cedar Falls 7 72
Keokuk to Iowa City
Miles
From Keokuk to
Charleston
18
Primrose 12 30
Birmingham 24 54
Fairfield 9 63
Brighton 12 75
Washington 15 90
Iowa City 35 125
Keokuk to Keosauqua
Miles
From Keokuk to
Charleston
18
Warren 6 24
Bonaparte 12 36
Keosauqua 12 48
Bonaparte to Birmingham
Miles
From Bonaparte to
Winchester
12
Birmingham 3 15
p102 Ottumwa to Chariton
Miles
From Ottumwa to
Albin
25
Chariton 25 50
Oskaloosa to Council Bluffs
Miles
From Oskaloosa to
Knoxville
25
Indianola 25 50
Wintersett 25 75
Lewis 70 145
Council Bluffs 60 205
Fairfield to Keosauqua 20
Muscatine to Burlington
Miles
From Muscatine to
Grandview
14
Wapello 10 24
Linton 9 33
Burlington 19 52

River Distances

Mississippi River
Miles
From St. Louis to
Alton
22º
Grafton 18
Milan 24
Wiota 42
Worthington 52
Westport 57
Hamburg 62
Clarksville 80
Louisiana 82
Scott's Landing 97
Cincinnati 105
Saverton 115
Hannibal 123
Marion City 133
Quincy 143
La Grange 155
Smoot's Landing 159
Canton 161
Tully 163
Gregory's Landing 175
Alexandria 185
Keokuk 190
Nashville 198
Montrose 202
Nauvoo 204
Fort Madison 214
Pontoosuc 220
Burlington 235
Oquawka 250
Keithsburg 262
New Boston 269
Bloomington 299
Drury 304
Salem 309
Buffalo and Andalusia 321
Rockingham 329
R. Island and Davenport 334
Hampton 346
Fort Byron 353
Cordova 358
Camanche 364
New Albany 367
Fulton and city of Lyons 377
Sabula 395
Savannah 397
Belleview 412
Galena 428
Dubuque 453
p103 Peru (Iowa) 461
Cassville 484
Guttenburg 498
Clayton City 508
Wyoming 513
Wisconsin river 517
McGregor's Landing 521
Fort Crawford 523
Prairie du Chien 524
Lansing 559
Winnisnick 579
Warner's Landing 589
Prairie Lacross 617
Mouth of Black river 629
Reed's Landing 637
Wabashaw 705
Lake Pepin 708
Red Wing 736
Mouth of Lake St. Croix 786
Red Rock 803
Little Crow Village 805
St. Paul 809
Mendotah 819
St. Peter 823
Missouri River
Miles
From Alton to
Mouth of Missouri
7
St. Charles 34
Mt. Auburn 64
Augusta 69
South Point 76
Washington 85
Pinckney 94
Hermann 109
Portland 119
St. Aubert 139
Bennett's Landing 149
Mouth of Osage 152
Jefferson City 162
Claysville 169
Marion 174
Nashville 187
Providence 189
Rocheport 201
Boonville 211
Arrow Rock 226
Glasgow 241
Cambridge 249
Keytesville Landing 256
Brunswick 275
Dewitt 287
Miami 293
Hill's Landing 313
Waverly 319
Dover Landing 331
Lexington 343
Wellington 354
Camden 364
Napoleon 372
Sibley 379
Richfield 394
Blue Mills Landing 404
Liberty 414
Wayne City 420
Randolph 428
Kansas 433
Parkville 448
Narrows Landing 459
Fort Leavenworth 468
Weston 475
Columbus Landing 504
St. Joseph 537
Savannah 559
Iowa Point 585
Council Bluffs 789


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