Quarry, Iowa
Quarry is a rural unincorporated community
Unincorporated area
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 in Marshall County
Marshall County, Iowa
-2010 census:The 2010 census recorded a population of 40,648 in the county, with a population density of . There were 16,831 housing units, of which 15,538 were occupied.-2000 census:...

, Iowa
Iowa is a state located in the Midwestern United States, an area often referred to as the "American Heartland". It derives its name from the Ioway people, one of the many American Indian tribes that occupied the state at the time of European exploration. Iowa was a part of the French colony of New...

, United States
United States
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The village of Quarry was laid out by the Le Grand Quarry Company in 1868. The first building erected was a hotel. The first store was built by C.A. Philips in 1868. John Smith built the first residence in Quarry. A post office was established in 1867. Elias Wollohan served as the first Postmaster. The first birth in Quarry was a son to Fred Johnson, named William. A brick schoolhouse was built in 1869. In 1881 the population ranged from 200 to 300. That same year the average school attendance was 50. In 1881 Quarry has two grocery stores, a blacksmith shop, two general stores, one agricultural warehouse, a meat market, and a saloon.
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