Four miles west of Knoxville, on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, is the little station of Donley,
or as it appears on the railroad timetables, Donnelley. No official plat of the village is on file in the recorder's
office. It grew after the building of the railroad and is a shipping point for the western part of Knoxville Township.
The place was named for Oliver Donley (deceased), whose large landed estates were near by.
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Also see -Towns and villages with links
City of Knoxville
City of Pella
Marion County, IA
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