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Irvington is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Irvington Township, Kossuth County, Iowa, United States.[2] As of the 2010 census it had a population of 38.[1]

Irvington, Iowa
Irvington is located in Iowa
Irvington
Irvington
Irvington is located in the United States
Irvington
Irvington
Coordinates: 43°0′25″N 94°11′45″W / 43.00694°N 94.19583°W / 43.00694; -94.19583Coordinates: 43°0′25″N 94°11′45″W / 43.00694°N 94.19583°W / 43.00694; -94.19583
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyKossuth
TownshipIrvington
Area
 • Total0.94 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Land0.94 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,152 ft (351 m)
Population
 • Total38
 • Density41/sq mi (15.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50560
Area code(s)515
FIPS code19-38955
GNIS feature ID0457862

HistoryEdit

"Old" Irvington was founded in 1856. When the Northwestern Railway was being built through Irvington Township in 1881, the townsite was moved and "New" Irvington was laid out.[3] The community was named for author Washington Irving.[4]

GeographyEdit

Irvington is in southern Kossuth County, in the southwest corner of Irvington Township. It sits on a low bluff on the east side of the East Fork of the Des Moines River. It is 5 miles (8 km) south-southeast of Algona, the county seat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Irvington CDP has an area of 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2), all of it land.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Irvington CDP, Iowa". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Irvington, Iowa
  3. ^ Reed, Benjamin F. (1913). History of Kossuth County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 585–586.
  4. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 87.