Decree regarding the incorporation of Coralville, Johnson County, Iowa, 1873


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A hand-written decree regarding the incorporation of the town of Coralville. The page has a simple border of two lines and the number 523 printed in the left hand corner.

The cursive text reads as follows:

"Johnson County Circuit Court. September Term 1873.

In the Matter of the Application
to Incorporate the Town of
Coralville Johnson County Iowa

And now to wit: October [unknown] 1873, come the said applicants herein by Kirkwood Finch their attorneys and this application coming on for hearing in open Court and the Court having heard the same and being advised in the premises finds that said application is made in due form and in accordance with law.

It is Therefore Adjudged and decreed that the application for the Incorporation of the following described territory to wit: Lots one, two, three and the East half of the fourth West quarter, and the South East quarter of the North West quarter of Section five; and he South West quarter of the North East quarter of said Section Five. Township Seventy nine (79) Range Six; and also the portion of Section Eight Township and Range aforesaid described as follows to wit: Commencing at the mouth of Clear Creek where it empties into the Iowa River, thence along the North Bank of said Creek at low water mark to the South line of lands of the Chicago Rock Island + Pacific Rail Road, thence along the South line of lands of said Road, to the point where said line intersects the Section line between Sections five and Eight [unknown], and Range Aforesaid, thence East along said Section line to the Iowa River, thence along the Iowa River to place of beginning all of said lands being in Johnson County Iowa, as a town under the name of Coralville and to be known as the town of Coralville [unknown] the sameis hereby granted by the Court and said Territory is made an incorporated town to be known as the town of Coralville subject to the requirements of the laws of the state of Iowa relating [unknown], and it is further ordered that John S. Clark, W.W. Kirkwood, F.S. Boardman, Alex. Koser and [unknown] Dennis are hereby appointed commissioners to carry out the provisions for the completion of said Incorporation as provided by Section 422 of the Code of 1873."


Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.


October 1873


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Johnson County, Iowa


“Decree regarding the incorporation of Coralville, Johnson County, Iowa, 1873,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed April 12, 2024,

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