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Welcome to Drakesville ...

The city of Drakesville is located in Davis County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Drakesville has a population of 190 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Drakesville is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Drakesville is located in the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Drakesville: 52552<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Drakesville had an population of 190 people. This is an increase of 3.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Drakesville had a population of 184 people. This makes Drakesville the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 184 people, the population of Drakesville has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 185 people).

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

Communities Also Named Drakesville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Drakesville - it's located in New Jersey.

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

Communities near Drakesville ...

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

  • Ottumwa (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ottumwa
    • Ottumwa lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Drakesville and is located in Wapello County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ottumwa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ottumwa<6>
  • Bloomfield (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomfield
    • Bloomfield lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Drakesville and is located in Davis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,694 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomfield<6>
  • Eldon (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
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    • Eldon lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Drakesville and is located in Wapello County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 915 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldon<6>
  • Lancaster (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
    • Lancaster lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Drakesville and is located in Schuyler County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 744 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<6>
  • Agency (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
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    • Agency lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Drakesville and is located in Wapello County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 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 (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moravia
    • Moravia lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Drakesville and is located in Appanoose County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 638 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moravia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moravia<6>
  • Moulton (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moulton
    • Moulton lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Drakesville and is located in Appanoose County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 580 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
  • Milton (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
    • Milton lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Drakesville and is located in Van Buren County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<6>
  • Pulaski (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
    • Pulaski lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Drakesville and is located in Davis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 291 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
  • Blakesburg (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blakesburg
    • Blakesburg lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Drakesville and is located in Wapello County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blakesburg<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Drakesville ...

Looking for more information about Drakesville? 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 Drakesville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Drakesville.

Adding Drakesville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Drakesville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Drakesville

The Communities of Iowa

About Davis County

About Iowa

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Drakesville. 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 Davis, 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 Drakesville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Drakesville - 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 Drakesville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Drakesville 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Drakesville) 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 Drakesville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DrakesvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drakesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7986, Longitude: -92.4811    
<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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