Maquoketa, Iowa

Maquoketa, Iowa
Maquoketa Middle School
Maquoketa Middle School
Nickname(s): 
Timber City
Motto(s): 
One of a Kind
Location of Maquoketa, Iowa
Location of Maquoketa, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°4′1″N 90°39′58″W / 42°4′1″N 90°39′58″W / 42.06694; -90.66611UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52060
Area code(s)563
FIPS code19-49215
GNIS feature ID0458789

Maquoketa (ə/) is a city in Jackson county in the U.S. state of Iowa. Located on the Maquoketa River, it is the county seat of Jackson County.[5]

U.S. Route 61 adjoins the city, which therefore benefits from traffic between Dubuque and the Quad Cities. Iowa Highways 62 and 64 also pass through the city. Maquoketa Caves State Park is located a few miles northwest of the city.

The population was 6,141 at the 2010 census.

History

Maquoketa was originally called Springfield, and under the latter name was laid out in 1838.[6] The present name, after the Maquoketa River, was adopted in 1844.[6] The river's name derives from Maquaw-Autaw, which means "Bear River" in Meskwaki.[7]

The Davenport and St. Paul Railroad was extended to Maquoketa in 1870 prompting growth.[8] The county seat was transferred from Andrew to Maquoketa in 1873.[8]

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