Onslow, Iowa

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You have found THE ONE AND ONLY, Onslow, Iowa!  You can search high and low but you will not find another Onslow in the United States of America.  And that's a fact, Jack. :)  

We're glad you're here...sit back and spend some time with us as you enjoy browsing through the site.  It's a work in progress with great hopes of pictures, interesting articles, council agendas & minutes, special segments, and overall a place to "come home" to.  Please be sure to let us know if there's anything you'd like to see on the site that's currently not listed.

Onslow, Iowa is a friendly little town of 196 people located in Eastern Iowa.  Onslow is in Wyoming and Madison Townships, located in Jones County, Iowa.  

Unless you're a history buff, you probably didnt know that Onslow was the second name give to our little berg.  Franksburg was actually the first and original name to this place we call home.  It was quickly changed when Franksburg, Minnesota was confused for Franksburg, Iowa on the railroad circuit.  

The Midland Division of the Chicago Northwestern Railway ran through our town from 1871-1950.  This put Onslow on the map.  Onslow's history is rich due to the wonderful people who have come before us.    

Howard Hall is a famous name when it comes to Onslow, Iowa.  Howard was born in Onslow to Harry Hall who owned the local blacksmith shop.  Howard spent the first 9 years of his life here until his family moved to Cedar Rapids.  What we know today is Brucemore was Howard's home during his adult years.  Howard and his wife Margaret had a love for animals, particulary dogs, birds and lions.  Yes, you heard it correctly...Lions.  The Halls had three lions all named Leo.  One of the lions was a blood relative to the MGM movie lion.    

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