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Welcome to Melrose ...

The city of Melrose is located in Monroe County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Melrose has a population of 104 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Melrose is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Melrose lies within the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Melrose: 52569<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Melrose had an population of 104 people. This is a decrease of 7.14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Melrose had a population of 112 people. This makes Melrose the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 112 people, the population of Melrose decreased 13.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 130 people).

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

Communities Also Named Melrose ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Iowa communities named Melrose: This one is located in Monroe County and the other is located in Lee County.

Beyond Iowa, there are 67 communities that are also named Melrose - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, New York (3), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina (2), Tennessee (6), Texas (3), Virginia (3), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Melrose ...

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

  • Centerville [Appanoose County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Appanoose County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Melrose
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,414 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerville<7>
  • Chariton [Lucas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chariton
    • Chariton [Lucas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Melrose
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,103 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chariton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chariton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chariton<7>
  • Albia [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albia
    • Albia [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Melrose
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,713 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albia<7>
  • Melcher-Dallas [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melcher-Dallas
    • Melcher-Dallas [Marion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Melrose
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,236 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melcher-Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melcher-Dallas
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Moravia [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moravia
      • Moravia [Appanoose County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Melrose
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moravia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moravia<7>
    • Russell [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell [Lucas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Melrose
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell<7>
    • Lovilia [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovilia
      • Lovilia [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Melrose
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovilia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovilia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovilia<7>
    • Mystic [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mystic
      • Mystic [Appanoose County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Melrose
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mystic have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
    • Bussey [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bussey
      • Bussey [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Melrose
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bussey
    • Williamson [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamson
      • Williamson [Lucas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Melrose
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 157 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamson<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 Melrose. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Melrose.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Melrose ...

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

Adding Melrose to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Melrose. 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 Monroe, 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 Melrose.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Melrose - 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 Melrose). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Melrose 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Melrose) 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 Melrose. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MelroseOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melrose. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9770, Longitude: -93.0508    
<6>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.
<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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