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'Old' Irvington was founded in 1856. When the Northwestern Railway was being built through the Irvington Township in 1881, the town was moved and 'New' Irvington was laid out.[2] The community was named for author Washington Irving.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Irvington, Iowa
  2. ^ Reed, Benjamin F. (1913). History of Kossuth County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 585–586.
  3. ^ 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.

Coordinates: 43°00′27″N 94°11′44″W / 43.00750°N 94.19556°W / 43.00750; -94.19556