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The Iowa state capital is Des Moines.
The population of Varina is approximately 102 (1990), 71 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 44 (1990), 30 (2010).
The amount of land area in Varina is 0.639 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Varina to Washington DC is 1015 miles.
The distance to the Iowa state capital is 100 miles. (as the crow flies)
Varina is positioned 42.65 degrees north of the equator and 94.89 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

From Pioneer History of Pocahontas County, 1904, Page 573: "The town of Varina was located on the lands of Jacob Hauser, NE1/4 Sec. 31, along the survey of the C.M.& St.P.Ry., about July 1 1899. Its pretty and romantic name was adopted one month later by the railway company at the suggestion of the author of this work. He noticed that in the nomenclature of this county the names of Rolfe and Powhatan, her husband and father, had been appropriated from the story of Pocahontas. Varina was the name given to her home after marriage, on the James River, Virginia. The use of this name tends to complete the list of proper names found in her story."
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