Elwood, Iowa

Elwood is an unincorporated community in northwestern Clinton County, Iowa, United States. It lies along Iowa Highway 136, northwest of the city of Clinton, the county seat of Clinton County, and 5 miles (8 km) east of Lost Nation.[2] Its elevation is 738 feet (225 m).[1] It once possessed a post office, established in 1871.[3] Elwood was named in honor of Kinsey Elwood, who platted the town in 1873.[4]

Elwood, Iowa
Elwood United Methodist Church
Elwood United Methodist Church
Elwood, Iowa is located in Iowa
Elwood, Iowa
Elwood, Iowa
Location within the state of Iowa
Coordinates: 41°59′30″N 90°44′21″W / 41.99167°N 90.73917°W / 41.99167; -90.73917Coordinates: 41°59′30″N 90°44′21″W / 41.99167°N 90.73917°W / 41.99167; -90.73917
CountryUnited States
738 ft (225 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)563
GNIS feature ID456353[1]


  1. ^ a b "Elwood, Iowa". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '09. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2009, p. 39.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elwood Post Office
  4. ^ Wolfe's History of Clinton County, 1911, p. 271.