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Welcome to Promise City ...

The city of Promise City is located in Wayne County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Promise City has a population of 110 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Promise City is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Promise City lies within the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Promise City: 52583<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Promise City had an population of 110 people. This is a decrease of 0.9% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Promise City had a population of 111 people. This makes Promise City the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 111 people, the population of Promise City increased 5.71% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 105 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Promise City.

Communities near Promise City ...

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

  • Centerville [Appanoose County]
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    • Centerville [Appanoose County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Promise City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,414 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerville<7>
  • Corydon [Wayne County]
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    • Corydon [Wayne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Promise City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,593 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corydon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corydon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corydon<7>
  • Seymour [Wayne County]
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    • Seymour [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Promise City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 699 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seymour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seymour<7>
  • Russell [Lucas County]
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    • Russell [Lucas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Promise City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 531 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Allerton [Wayne County]
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      • Allerton [Wayne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Promise City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 507 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allerton<7>
    • Humeston [Wayne County]
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      • Humeston [Wayne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Promise City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Humeston<7>
    • Mystic [Appanoose County]
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      • Mystic [Appanoose County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Promise City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mystic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cincinnati [Appanoose County]
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      • Cincinnati [Appanoose County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Promise City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 345 people
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    • Exline [Appanoose County]
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      • Exline [Appanoose County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Promise City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Melrose [Monroe County]
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      • Melrose [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Promise City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melrose<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 Promise City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Promise City.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Promise City ...

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

Adding Promise City to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Promise City. 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 Wayne, 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 Promise City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Promise City - 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 Promise City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Promise City 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Promise City) 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 Promise City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Promise CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Promise City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7473, Longitude: -93.1497       In this case, the coordinates for Promise City 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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