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Iowa Place Names

  • -A- -B- -C- -D- -E-Adel: Ay- DELLAllamakee: Aal -uh-muh-KEY (NOTE: Al as in "Call Me Al")Amish: AY-mishArispe: uh-RISS-peeAtalissa: at-uh-LISS-uhAudubon:…
  • -F- -G- -H- -I- -J-Festina: Fes-TIE-nuhFroelich: FRAY-lickBack to TopGerled: JURR-ledGowrie: GOW-ree (like cow, with a hard "g")Granger: GRAIN-jer (like…
  • -K- -L- -M- -N- -O-Kamrar: KAAM - rahrKeokuk: Residents pronounce it more than one way. Common options include KEE-uh-Kuck and KYOH-kuck. Some residents…
  • -P- -Q- -R- -S- -T-Palo: PAY-lowPeoria: Residents say Peoria (like the town in Illlinois) - or PURE-ree or PEER-reePeosta: Pee-AHSS-tuhPisgah:…
  • -U- -V- -W- -X- -Y- -Z-Vining: VINE – ingViola: VAI-oh-luh (first syllable gets the accent and rhymes with "eye")Back to TopWapello:…