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Welcome to Mount Sterling ...

The city of Mount Sterling is located in Van Buren County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Mount Sterling: Mt. Sterling

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Mount Sterling had a population of 36 people.<3> (see below for details).

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

Mount Sterling is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Mount Sterling: (319)

The ZIP code for Mount Sterling: 52573<5>

Communities Also Named Mount Sterling ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Mount Sterling - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Mount Sterling ...

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

  • Kahoka [Clark County]
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    • Kahoka [Clark County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Mount Sterling
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,031 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kahoka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kahoka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kahoka<7>
  • Memphis [Scotland County]
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    • Memphis [Scotland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Mount Sterling
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,815 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Memphis<7>
  • Keosauqua [Van Buren County]
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    • Keosauqua [Van Buren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Mount Sterling
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 911 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keosauqua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keosauqua<7>
  • Donnellson [Lee County]
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    • Donnellson [Lee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Mount Sterling
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 846 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donnellson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donnellson<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Farmington [Van Buren County]
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      • Farmington [Van Buren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Mount Sterling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<7>
    • Birmingham [Van Buren County]
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      • Birmingham [Van Buren County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Mount Sterling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birmingham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bonaparte [Van Buren County]
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      • Bonaparte [Van Buren County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Mount Sterling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 405 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonaparte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonaparte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonaparte<7>
    • Milton [Van Buren County]
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      • Milton [Van Buren County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Mount Sterling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<7>
    • Pulaski [Davis County]
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      • Pulaski [Davis County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Mount Sterling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
    • Stockport [Van Buren County]
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      • Stockport [Van Buren County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Mount Sterling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockport<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 Mount Sterling. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Sterling.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Sterling ...

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

Adding Mount Sterling to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Sterling. 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 Van Buren, 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 Mount Sterling.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Sterling - 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 Mount Sterling). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mount Sterling 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 '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- Mount Sterling) 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 Mount Sterling. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount SterlingOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Sterling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6181, Longitude: -91.9367       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Sterling 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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