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Adair County, Iowa


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Statistics & Facts

The Iowa state capital is Des Moines.
The population of Adair is approximately 839 (2000), 781 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 391 (1990), 361 (2010).
The amount of land area in Adair is 5.703 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.042 sq kilometers.
The distance from Adair to Washington DC is 984 miles.
The distance to the Iowa state capital is 54 miles. (as the crow flies)
Adair is positioned 41.50 degrees north of the equator and 94.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Adair average annual rainfall is 33.1 inches per year
Adair average annual snowfall is 27.4 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 24.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 73.9 degrees F.


55 miles west of Des Moines and 75 miles east of Omaha
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History & History Related Items

Originally known as Summit Cut because it was the high point in Iowa on the Rock Island Railroad and also because of the ridge which formed the watershed divide between the Mississippi and the Missouri Rivers. During 1872, George C. Tallman laid out the town of Adair on his own land. The town was platted and filed with the county on 20 August 1872. The name was for General John Adair who was an officer during the War of 1812. He was also the sixth governor of Kentucky.

A noteworthy event for Adair involved the notorious outlaw, Jesse James. He and his gang committed the world's first robbery of a moving train on 21 July 1873 just west of Adair.

Here is a history page for Adair.
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Adair City Government

City of Adair
320 Audubon
Adair, IA 50002
Phone: 641-742-3751

Adair has a Council/Mayor form of government.

Adair City Fire Dept
505 5th St
Adair, IA 50002-1104
Phone: 641-742-3232

Adair Police Dept
403 4th St
Adair, IA 50002
Phone: 641-742-3615

Adair Libraries

Adair Library
310 Audubon St
Adair, IA 50002
Phone: 641-742-3323

Adair Schools

Adair Casey Community Schools
3384 Indigo Ave
Adair, IA 50002-8575
Phone: 641-746-2241 Adair


The population of Adair was:
1980 - 894
1990 - 894
2000 - 839
The 1990 and 2000 figures came from the US Census data. All other figures are from other sources.

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