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Welcome to Ossian ...

The city of Ossian is located in Winneshiek County.

The location of Ossian has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Ossian has a population of 782 people<2> (see below for details).

Ossian is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Ossian is located in the (563) area code.

The ZIP code for Ossian: 52161<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ossian had a population of 845 people. This makes Ossian the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Ossian represents 0.03% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 323rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 845 people, the population of Ossian has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 853 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Ossian had an population of 782 people. This is a decrease of 7.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.32% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Ossian ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Decorah   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the North (N) of Ossian

Waukon   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Ossian

Located in Allamakee County

West Union   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Ossian

Located in Fayette County

Postville   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Ossian

Located in Allamakee County

Monona   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Ossian

Located in Clayton County

Calmar   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Ossian

Elgin   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Ossian

Located in Fayette County

Clermont   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Ossian

Located in Fayette County

Hawkeye   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Ossian

Located in Fayette County

Spillville   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Ossian

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ossian.

Communities Also Named Ossian ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Ossian - they are located in Indiana, New York and Ontario.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ossian. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ossian. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ossian.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ossian:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ossian ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ossian. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ossian.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ossian - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 Ossian). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ossian or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<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- Ossian) 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 Ossian. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ossian

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ossian. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1467, Longitude: -91.7648     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ossian have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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