Waukon Junction, Iowa

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Waukon Junction, Iowa
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Waukon Junction, Iowa
Coordinates: Coordinates: 43°09′12″N91°11′17″W / 43.15333°N 91.18806°W / 43.15333; -91.18806
Country United States
State Iowa
County Allamakee
Elevation 636 ft (194 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 563
GNIS feature ID 464795

Waukon Junction is an unincorporated community in Allamakee County, Iowa, in the United States. [1]

Allamakee County, Iowa County in the United States

Allamakee County is the northeastern-most county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,330. Its county seat is Waukon.

History

Waukon Junction had its start by the building of the railroad through that territory. [2]

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