Leerdam, Iowa
Marion County, IA





LEERDAM
The extinct town of Leerdam (also spelled Leersdam and Leardam) was surveyed by Henry W. Dyer, surveyor of Marion County, on New Year's day, 1858, for A. and J. Klein, H. Verhoef and I. van der Meer. The plat, which was filed on February 1, 1851, shows fifty lots, a public square, Pella and Newton streets running north and south and Buchanan, Bluff and South streets running east and west. Leerdam was located in the northeast quarter of section 23, township 77, range 18, on the south side of the Skunk River, and about four miles north of Pella. The town never had any existence, except on paper, and many of the inhabitants of Marion County at the present time know nothing of such a town ever having been projected. It was named for a place in the Netherlands, the proprietors all being natives of that country.

From:
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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