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Orchard, Iowa

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Orchard is a city in Mitchell County, Iowa, United States. The population was 68 at the time of the 2020 census. History Orchard got its start in the year 1869, following construction of the Illinois Central Railroad through that territory. It was named for Moses Orchard, a pioneer settler. Lithograph City The ghost town of Lithograph City, approximately two miles southwest of Orchard, was founded in the early 1900s adjacent to quarries that produced lithographic limestone. Production in these quarries peaked during World War I when access to German lithographic limestone was cut off. In 1915, Lithograph City had 15 houses, a hotel, a dance hall and a museum. After the war, use of stone blocks in lithography declined, the city was renamed Devonia, and by 1938, no trace of the town remained. Geography Orchard is located at (43.226995, -92.774567). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all land. Demographics
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