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Statistics & Facts

The Iowa state capital is Des Moines.
The population of Tipton is approximately 2,998 (1990), 3221 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,313 (1990), 1394 (2010).
The amount of land area in Tipton is 4.544 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tipton to Washington DC is 799 miles.
The distance to the Iowa state capital is 132 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tipton is positioned 41.77 degrees north of the equator and 91.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.


nine miles from Interstate 80.
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Original Art in Tipton
23 original Grant Woods and 1 original Marvin Cone paintings are on display in the Tipton Public Library. The John Bloom Jr. Mural, "Cattle," may also be viewed in the post office lobby.
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Tipton City Government

Tipton City Office
407 Lynn St
Tipton, IA 52772-1633
Phone: 319-886-6187

Tipton Post Office
512 Lynn Street
Tipton, Iowa 52772
Phone: 563-886-2129
lobby open 24/7
The John Bloom, Jr. mural "Cattle" was painted in 1940 as part of the New Deal Mural Projects. John Bloom, Jr. died May 21, 2002, and was the husband of noted sculptor, Isabel Bloom. The Blooms and Grant Wood studied together at Stone City, Iowa.

Tipton Historical Events

1918, December 31
Siple, Sarah Ann
Obituary from ???ervative (newspaper), Tipton, Iowa
SIPLE - Mrs. Sarah Ann Siple, daughter of Nicholas and Catharine (Moyer) Monk, was born in Ontario, Canada, July 20, 1835 and died early Tuesday morning, December 31, 1918, aged 83 years, 5 months and 11 days. On Dec. 3, 1856, she was married to Lewis Justice Siple, to which union were born seven sons and four daughters, most of whom, with her husband, preceded her in death. Those who survive her are: Michael of McIntyre, Iowa, Peter of Oakley, California; Cynthia Welty of Platville, Colorado, John of Ida Grove, Iowa. Thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren join with these in mourning her decease. She was herself the daughter of a large family, of whom only Jesse W. Monk of McFall, Mo. And Simon M. Monk of Tipton, remain.

On the 28th of February, 1866, she moved with her family to Iowa, where for 53 years, it was her privilege to contribute her humble part toward the development of the state. Since the death of her husband, Sept. 24, 1912, she has spent a good deal of her time alone, sustaining her reputation for hard work and sincerity of purpose. The Bible was her constant companion and its open pages could frequently be seen by her visitors. Her religious convictions are further attested by the fact that she was a member of the Presbyterian church of Tipton since March 6, 1887. She laid her burdens down at the call of her maker just before the sun by its rising ushered in the last day of the old year.

Tipton Chamber

Tipton Chamber Of Commerce
514 Cedar St
Tipton, IA 52772-1739
Phone: 319-886-6350

Tipton Organizations

Tipton Chamber Of Commerce
514 Cedar St
Tipton, IA 52772-1739
Phone: 319-886-6350

Tipton Libraries

Tipton Public Library
206 Cedar St
Tipton, IA 52772-1753
Phone: 563-886-6266
This is a beautiful Carnegie Library. The building and grounds take up an entire block. Hours:
10 - 8 Monday through Thursday
10 - 5 Friday & Saturday
Handicap Accessible
On permanent display are 23 original Grant Woods and 1 original Marvin Cone.

Tipton Schools

Tipton Community School District
400 E 6th St
Tipton, IA 52772-1942
Phone: 319-886-6121

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