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[[File:IA-Iowa.jpg|300px|thumb|right|'''']]    Iowa County, [[Iowa (USA)|Iowa]], located in the southeastern part of the state, is bounded on the east by [[Johnson County (Iowa, USA)|Johnson County]] and on the south by Keokuk and [[Washington County (Iowa, USA)|Washington]]counties, all of which contain Men­nonite settlements. [[Amish Mennonites|Amish Mennonites]] settled in adjoining Johnson County in 1846 and by the next decade the settlement had spread westward into Iowa County. The [[Upper Deer Creek Mennonite Church (Wellman, Iowa, USA)|Upper Deer Creek Conservative Mennonite Church]], the [[West Union Mennonite Church (Parnell, Iowa, USA)|West Union Men­nonite Church]] (MC), and the [[Parnell Mennonite Church (Parnell, Iowa, USA)|Parnell Mission]] sponsored by the West Union Church, are located in the southeastern part of the county. Approxi­mately 500 Mennonites lived in the county in the 1950s.
 
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[[File:IA-Iowa.jpg|300px|thumb|right|'''']]    Iowa County, [[Iowa (USA)|Iowa]], located in the southeastern part of the state, is bounded on the east by [[Johnson County (Iowa, USA)|Johnson County]] and on the south by Keokuk and [[Washington County (Iowa, USA)|Washington]]counties, all of which contain Men­nonite settlements. [[Amish Mennonites|Amish Mennonites]] settled in adjoining Johnson County in 1846 and by the next decade the settlement had spread westward into Iowa County. The [[Upper Deer Creek Mennonite Church (Wellman, Iowa, USA)|Upper Deer Creek Conservative Mennonite Church]], the [[West Union Mennonite Church (Parnell, Iowa, USA)|West Union Men­nonite Church]] (MC), and the [[Parnell Mennonite Church (Parnell, Iowa, USA)|Parnell Mission]] sponsored by the West Union Church, are located in the southeastern part of the county. Approxi­mately 500 Mennonites lived in the county in the 1950s. 
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Iowa County, Iowa, located in the southeastern part of the state, is bounded on the east by Johnson County and on the south by Keokuk and Washingtoncounties, all of which contain Men­nonite settlements. Amish Mennonites settled in adjoining Johnson County in 1846 and by the next decade the settlement had spread westward into Iowa County. The Upper Deer Creek Conservative Mennonite Church, the West Union Men­nonite Church (MC), and the Parnell Mission sponsored by the West Union Church, are located in the southeastern part of the county. Approxi­mately 500 Mennonites lived in the county in the 1950s.


Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1957


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Gingerich, Melvin. "Iowa County (Iowa, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 17 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Iowa_County_(Iowa,_USA)&oldid=82379.

APA style

Gingerich, Melvin. (1957). Iowa County (Iowa, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Iowa_County_(Iowa,_USA)&oldid=82379.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 52. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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