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Welcome to Blockton ...

The city of Blockton is located in Taylor County<1>.

The location of Blockton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Blockton has a population of 188 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Blockton is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Blockton is located in the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Blockton: 50836<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blockton had an population of 188 people. This is a decrease of 2.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blockton had a population of 192 people. This makes Blockton the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 192 people, the population of Blockton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 192 people).

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

Communities near Blockton ...

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

  • Mount Ayr (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Ayr
    • Mount Ayr lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Blockton and is located in Ringgold County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,601 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Ayr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Ayr
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Ayr<7>
  • Lenox (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
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    • Lenox lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Blockton and is located in Taylor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,386 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenox<7>
  • Bedford (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
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    • Bedford lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Blockton and is located in Taylor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,380 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<7>
  • Grant City (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant City
    • Grant City lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Blockton and is located in Worth County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 764 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grant City<7>
  • Hopkins (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
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    • Hopkins lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Blockton and is located in Nodaway County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopkins<7>
  • Clearfield (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearfield
    • Clearfield lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Blockton and is located in Taylor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 343 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clearfield<7>
  • Diagonal (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diagonal
    • Diagonal lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Blockton and is located in Ringgold County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diagonal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diagonal<7>
  • Gravity (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravity
    • Gravity lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Blockton and is located in Taylor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 181 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravity
  • Sheridan (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
    • Sheridan lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Blockton and is located in Worth County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 174 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<7>
  • Parnell (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parnell
    • Parnell lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Blockton and is located in Nodaway County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parnell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parnell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parnell<7>

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 Blockton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blockton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blockton. 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 Blockton.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blockton ...

Looking for more information about Blockton? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Blockton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Blockton.

Adding Blockton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Blockton 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 Blockton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Blockton on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1905.

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

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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 Taylor, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blockton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blockton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Blockton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Blockton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blockton) 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 Blockton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlocktonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blockton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6168, Longitude: -94.4779       In this case, the coordinates for Blockton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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