Thrall, Iowa

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Thrall is a ghost town in Wright County, in the U.S. state of Iowa. [1]

Ghost town city depopulated of inhabitants and that stays practically intact

A ghost town is an abandoned village, town, or city, usually one that contains substantial visible remains. A town often becomes a ghost town because the economic activity that supported it has failed, or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as floods, prolonged droughts, government actions, uncontrolled lawlessness, war, pollution, or nuclear disasters. The term can sometimes refer to cities, towns, and neighbourhoods that are still populated, but significantly less so than in past years; for example, those affected by high levels of unemployment and dereliction.

Wright County, Iowa County in the United States

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U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

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History

A post office called Thrall was established in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907. [2] Thrall was platted in 1886. [3] It was named for W. A. Thrall, a railroad official. [3]

Plat scale map showing the divisions of a piece of land

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References

Coordinates: 42°45′41″N93°55′33″W / 42.7614°N 93.9258°W / 42.7614; -93.9258

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