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Blakesburg, Iowa

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The location of Blakesburg

Welcome to Blakesburg ...

The city of Blakesburg is located in Wapello County.

The location of Blakesburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Blakesburg has a population of 289 people<2> (see below for details).

Blakesburg is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Blakesburg lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Blakesburg lies within the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Blakesburg: 52536<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blakesburg had a population of 296 people. This makes Blakesburg the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 296 people, the population of Blakesburg decreased 20.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 374 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Blakesburg had an population of 289 people. This is a decrease of 2.36% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 22.73% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Blakesburg.

Communities Also Named Blakesburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Blakesburg - it's located in Indiana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Blakesburg.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Blakesburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blakesburg. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blakesburg.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Blakesburg:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blakesburg ...

Looking for more information about Blakesburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Blakesburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Blakesburg.

Communities near Blakesburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Ottumwa   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the East (E) of Blakesburg

Albia   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Blakesburg

Located in Monroe County

Bloomfield   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Blakesburg

Located in Davis County

Eddyville   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Blakesburg

Agency   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Blakesburg

Moravia   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Blakesburg

Located in Appanoose County

Moulton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Blakesburg

Located in Appanoose County

Lovilia   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Blakesburg

Located in Monroe County

Drakesville   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Blakesburg

Located in Davis County

Kirkville   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Blakesburg

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Blakesburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Wapello County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blakesburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blakesburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blakesburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Blakesburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Blakesburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blakesburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blakesburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blakesburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blakesburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9620, Longitude: -92.6348     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blakesburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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