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Welcome to Rathbun ...

The city of Rathbun is located in Appanoose County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rathbun has a population of 73 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Rathbun is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Rathbun: (641)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rathbun had an population of 73 people. This is a decrease of 17.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rathbun had a population of 89 people. This makes Rathbun the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 89 people, the population of Rathbun increased 1.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 88 people).

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

Communities Also Named Rathbun ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Rathbun - they are located in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Rathbun ...

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

  • Centerville [Appanoose County]
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    • Centerville [Appanoose County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Rathbun
    • 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<6>
  • Albia [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albia
    • Albia [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Rathbun
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,713 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albia<6>
  • Seymour [Wayne County]
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    • Seymour [Wayne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Rathbun
    • 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<6>
  • Moravia [Appanoose County]
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    • Moravia [Appanoose County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Rathbun
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 638 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moravia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moravia<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Moulton [Appanoose County]
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      • Moulton [Appanoose County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Rathbun
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 580 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moulton
    • Cincinnati [Appanoose County]
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      • Cincinnati [Appanoose County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Rathbun
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cincinnati
    • Blakesburg [Wapello County]
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      • Blakesburg [Wapello County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Rathbun
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blakesburg<6>
    • Exline [Appanoose County]
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      • Exline [Appanoose County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Rathbun
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exline
    • Promise City [Wayne County]
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      • Promise City [Wayne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Rathbun
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 110 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Promise City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Promise City
    • Melrose [Monroe County]
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      • Melrose [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Rathbun
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melrose<6>

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 Rathbun. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rathbun.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rathbun ...

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

Adding Rathbun to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rathbun 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 Rathbun was in the Sixth Biennial Report of the State Mine Inspectors, Two Years Ending June 30, 1893.

We also found Rathbun on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1905.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rathbun. 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 Appanoose, 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 Rathbun.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rathbun - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Rathbun) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rathbun. 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 RathbunOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rathbun. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8017, Longitude: -92.8872       In this case, the coordinates for Rathbun have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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