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Patterson, Iowa
(Des Moines County)

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The location of Patterson

Welcome to Patterson ...

The city of Patterson is located in Des Moines County.

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

Patterson is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Patterson lies within the (319) area code.

Communities near Patterson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Burlington   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the North (N) of Patterson

Fort Madison   [Map]

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

Located in Lee County

West Burlington   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of Patterson

New London   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Patterson

Located in Henry County

Mediapolis   [Map]

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

Oquawka   [Map]

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

Located in Henderson County (IL)

La Harpe   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Patterson

Located in Hancock County (IL)

Nauvoo   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Patterson

Located in Hancock County (IL)

West Point   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Patterson

Located in Lee County

Danville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Patterson

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

Communities Also Named Patterson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Iowa communities named Patterson: This one is located in Des Moines County and the other is located in Madison County.

Beyond Iowa, there are 42 communities that are also named Patterson - they are located in Arkansas (4), California (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana (2), Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Mexico (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (2), Washington and Wisconsin.

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

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 Patterson. 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 Patterson. 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 Patterson.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Patterson ...

Looking for more information about Patterson? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Des Moines County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Des Moines County:

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

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<3>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- Patterson) 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 Patterson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Patterson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Patterson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7398, Longitude: -91.1399     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Patterson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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