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The population of Clarinda is approximately 5,690 (2000), 5572 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,164 (1990), 1928 (2010).

The amount of land area in Clarinda is 14.051 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.086 sq kilometers.
The distance from Clarinda to Washington DC is 997 miles. The distance to the Iowa state capital is 94 miles. (as the crow flies)
Clarinda is positioned 40.73 degrees north of the equator and 95.03 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Clarinda location: in southwestern Iowa. Clarinda is about 85 miles from Omaha, Nebraska, and 125 miles from Des Moines, Iowa. It is only 12 miles from the Missouri State line. Here is a map page

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History & History Related Items

Clarinda history:

Here is a history page for Clarinda.

Clarinda was platted in 1853 and finally recorded on 7 December 1857. It was named for Clarinda Buck. When the Western Stage Company began to come into town in 1854, Clarinda grew. By 1857, there were over 60 homes plus many businesses. A state mental hospital was built here in 1885 and by 1933 had over 1,055 acres. Clarinda was incorporated in 1866.

First Hamburger
Among Clarinda's "firsts" is the well known "hamburger" sandwich. Bert Gray, owner of a local restaurant, discovered a new way of making a sandwich, using ground beef. In his employ was a chef from Hamburg, Germany. From his home town came the name of the popular sandwich so prevalent today. To view all the claims for the "first hamburger" go to this hamburger history page
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Clarinda attractions:

Nodaway Valley Historical Museum
1600 S. 16th St.
Phone: 712-542-3073
1-5 May-Oct., 2-4 Nov.-Apr., or by appointment

Promenade Around Clarinda
48 blocks surrounding the public square
Phone: 712-542-2166

Fly Iowa even held each September


Glenn Miller
Leader and founder of the Glenn Miller Orchestra and popular hit-maker of the swing era
A life history page for Miller.

Glenn Miller Birthplace Home
601 S. Glenn Miller Ave.
Phone: 712-542-3560
8-5 by appointment.

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