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Casey
Adair County, Iowa

ZipCodes
50048




Page Contents for Casey, Iowa

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Iowa state capital is Des Moines.
The population of Casey is approximately 454 2000, 426 2010.
The approximate number of families is 221 1990, 174 2010.
The amount of land area in Casey is 1.905 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Casey to Washington DC is 977 miles.
The distance to the Iowa state capital is 48 miles. (as the crow flies)
Casey is positioned 41.50 degrees north of the equator and 94.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

west of Des Moines in southwestern Iowa.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Casey.

Casey was founded on 12 January 1869 by an Irish Railroad foreman. The town was first used as a waiting place for those who wanted to live in the new, but not officially designated, county seat, Dalmanutha. But Dalmanutha never really got off the ground and Casey grew rapidly to over a 1,000 residents. Gradually, the boom subsided, but Casey continued to be a stable community with a caring group of residents.

"seven miles west of Casey, a train was robbed by the notorious Jesse James, a villain known widely for his consistent train robberies. A little known fact involving the Jesse James robbery is that he and his crew actually purchased the rope they used to derail the train at Valentine's Hardware in Casey. In addition to buying an item used in the robbery, the "gang" requested services from a local blacksmith livery stable to care for their horses." excerpt from the above history page
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Attractions

More information about Casey.

Veteran's Memorial Park
This park was built by a Casey youth group. It features a wall mural by Ray "Bubba" Sorenson, depicting scenes from past wars.