How Correctionville Got It's Name!

How Correctionville Got It's Name! (HM1QWB)

Location: Correctionville, IA 51016 Woodbury County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 28.492', W 95° 47.144'

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Correctionville - the city with the longest single name in Iowa - was named for the correction line which forms Fifth Street through the heart of the Business District.

Correction lines were used by surveyors in making land divisions. Since the world is round, every land division from North to South cannot be the same size, because the Earth curves toward the top.

To allow for this, East/West Correction lines were established, then adjustments were made along those lines to make all land parcels nearly equal in size.

In Correctionville, each North/South street is adjusted at the 5th Street correction line, creating a "Jog". Our Main "Jog" is at the heart of town (5th and Driftwood) where the three townships of Rock, Kedron and Union meet.
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Date Added Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 271007 N 4706262
Decimal Degrees42.47486667, -95.78573333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 28.492', W 95° 47.144'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 28' 29.52" N, 95° 47' 8.64" W
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Area Code(s)712
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 430-498 5th St, Correctionville IA 51016, US
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