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Welcome to Mechanicsville ...

The city of Mechanicsville is located in Cedar County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mechanicsville has a population of 1,121 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

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

The telephone area code for Mechanicsville: (563)

The ZIP code for Mechanicsville: 52306<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mechanicsville had an population of 1,121 people. This is a decrease of 2.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mechanicsville had a population of 1,146 people (or 6.19% of the total population of Cedar County). This makes Mechanicsville the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Mechanicsville represents 0.04% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 245th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,146 people, the population of Mechanicsville decreased 2.3% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,173 people).

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

Communities Also Named Mechanicsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Mechanicsville - they are located in Alabama (2), Connecticut (2), Delaware, Georgia (3), Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey (3), Ohio (3), Ontario (3), Pennsylvania (10), South Carolina (3), Tennessee, Vermont (2) and Virginia (5).

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

Communities near Mechanicsville ...

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

  • Marion (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Mechanicsville and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,780 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<6>
  • Anamosa (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anamosa
    • Anamosa lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Mechanicsville and is located in Jones County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,545 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anamosa have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anamosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anamosa<6>
  • Mount Vernon (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
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    • Mount Vernon lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Mechanicsville and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,528 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<6>
  • Tipton (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
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    • Tipton lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Mechanicsville and is located in Cedar County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,178 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tipton<6>
  • Solon (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
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    • Solon lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Mechanicsville and is located in Johnson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,771 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solon<6>
  • West Branch (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Branch
    • West Branch lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Mechanicsville and is located in Cedar County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,519 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Branch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Branch<6>
  • Ely (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ely
    • Ely lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Mechanicsville and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,382 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ely have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ely
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ely<6>
  • Lisbon (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
    • Lisbon lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Mechanicsville and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,252 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lisbon<6>
  • Springville (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springville
    • Springville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Mechanicsville and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,149 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springville<6>
  • Clarence (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
    • Clarence lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Mechanicsville and is located in Cedar County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 965 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarence<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 Mechanicsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mechanicsville.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mechanicsville ...

Looking for more information about Mechanicsville? 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 Mechanicsville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Mechanicsville.

Adding Mechanicsville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Mechanicsville

The Communities of Iowa

About Cedar County

About Iowa

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mechanicsville. 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 Cedar, 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 Mechanicsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mechanicsville - 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 Mechanicsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mechanicsville 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Mechanicsville) 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 Mechanicsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MechanicsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mechanicsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9045, Longitude: -91.2544    
<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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