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Amber, Iowa
Country United States
State Iowa
County Jones
Elevation
1,027 ft (313 m)
Time zone UTC-6 ((CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52205
Area code(s) 319
GNIS feature ID 454164

Amber is an unincorporated community in Jones County, Iowa, United States. It is located northeast of Anamosa, northwest of Center Junction, south of Monticello and north of Olin. Amber is located approximately in the center of Jones County.

History

What would become Amber started with the Midland railroad depot of the Chicago & North-Western Railway. The founders of Amber were the Hartmans, the Sanfords and J.C. Ramsey. Mrs. C.E. Sanford & son opened a general store and J.C. Ramsey was the agent for the Midland depot. The post office was established in 1873 with T. Hartman being the first postmaster, he was also a trustee for Wayne Township. Originally called Blue Cut, due to a wide strip of blue clay nearby, the name was changed to Amber on July 1, 1878. Amber was named after a character in a novel that a resident had read.

Education

Anamosa Community School District operates local area public schools.

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