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Welcome to Blakesburg ...

The city of Blakesburg is located in Wapello County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Blakesburg has a population of 285 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Blakesburg.

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 is within the boundaries of the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Blakesburg: 52536<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blakesburg had an population of 285 people. This is a decrease of 3.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.8% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 374 people).

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

Adding Blakesburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Blakesburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Blakesburg was in the Sixth Biennial Report of the State Mine Inspectors, Two Years Ending June 30, 1893.

We also found Blakesburg in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Blakesburg on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Blakesburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Blakesburg.

  • Ottumwa [Wapello County]
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    • Ottumwa [Wapello County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Blakesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,368 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ottumwa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ottumwa<6>
  • Albia [Monroe County]
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    • Albia [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Blakesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,681 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albia<6>
  • Bloomfield [Davis County]
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    • Bloomfield [Davis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Blakesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,679 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomfield<6>
  • Eddyville [Wapello County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddyville
    • Eddyville [Wapello County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Blakesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eddyville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Agency [Wapello County]
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      • Agency [Wapello County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Blakesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agency
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agency<6>
    • Moravia [Appanoose County]
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      • Moravia [Appanoose County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Blakesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 636 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moravia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moravia<6>
    • Moulton [Appanoose County]
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      • Moulton [Appanoose County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Blakesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moulton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moulton
    • Lovilia [Monroe County]
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      • Lovilia [Monroe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Blakesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 509 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovilia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovilia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovilia<6>
    • Drakesville [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drakesville
      • Drakesville [Davis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Blakesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drakesville<6>
    • Kirkville [Wapello County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkville
      • Kirkville [Wapello County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Blakesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Blakesburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blakesburg.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Blakesburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blakesburg. See our Newspapers 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.

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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.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Wapello, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blakesburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blakesburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlakesburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blakesburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9632, Longitude: -92.6366    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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