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Paris, Iowa
(Linn County)

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The location of Paris

Welcome to Paris ...

So far, we have found very little information about Paris. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Paris to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Paris, please Contact Us.

Paris would have been located within present day Linn County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Paris is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Paris was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Paris would have been located in the (319) area code.

Communities near Paris ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Cedar Rapids   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the South (S) of Paris

Marion   [Map]

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

Hiawatha   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Paris

Anamosa   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Paris

Located in Jones County

Manchester   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Paris

Located in Delaware County

Robins   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Paris

Center Point   [Map]

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

Urbana   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Paris

Located in Benton County

Central City   [Map]

Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Paris

Springville   [Map]

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

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

Communities Also Named Paris ...

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

Beyond Iowa, there are 37 communities that are also named Paris - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Yukon.

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

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 Paris. 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 Paris. 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 Paris.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Linn County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Linn County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Paris, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Paris) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paris. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2386, Longitude: -91.5791     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Paris have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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