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Denmark, Iowa
Denmark, Iowa
Denmark, Iowa
Denmark, Iowa is located in Iowa
Denmark, Iowa
Denmark, Iowa
Location in Iowa
Denmark, Iowa is located in the United States
Denmark, Iowa
Denmark, Iowa
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Iowa
County Lee
Township Denmark
Area
 • Total 1.66 sq mi (4.31 km2)
 • Land 1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
722 ft (220 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 425
 • Density 255.87/sq mi (98.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52624
FIPS code 1919990
GNIS feature ID 455882

Denmark is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Lee County, Iowa, United States. It lies along Iowa Highway 16, north of the city of Fort Madison, the county seat of Lee County. Its elevation is 722 feet (220 m) above sea level. Although Denmark is unincorporated, it has a post office with the ZIP code of 52624, that opened on April 7, 1846.The town also has a branch of Farmers Savings Bank that opened in 1935. The community is part of the Fort MadisonKeokuk, IA-MO Micropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2020 census, its population was 425.

Denmark was laid out circa 1837.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 425
U.S. Decennial Census

Education

The Fort Madison Community School District serves Denmark, operating Lincoln and Richardson elementary schools, Fort Madison Middle School, and Fort Madison High School.

Previously the district operated Denmark Elementary School in Denmark; in 1998 the school had about 305 students. It originated from the establishment of Denmark Academy in 1845. The original building was destroyed in a fire circa 1924. The district decided to demolish Denmark Elementary in 2012. Ken Marang, the superintendent, stated that the "outdated" building had problems with mold and water leakage and that the fact that "doors open out into the hallways" made it "unsafe". Circa 2013 some residents were calling for the school to be dismantled and the land given to the community.

Notable people

  • Frank Leverett, geologist, was born near Denmark.
  • Catharine Van Valkenburg Waite, women's suffrage activist, author, and lawyer, lived in Denmark as a child.
  • Ephraim Adams, town founder, missionary, minister, abolitionist, early founder and President of the board of Trustees for Iowa College. Moved to Denmark in 1843, at 25 years old.

See also

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