Ancestry.com. Iowa Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1884-1885 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data: Iowa State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1884-5. Vol. III. Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, St. Paul, USA: R. L. Polk & Co., 1884.
This database contains the 1884-85 Iowa gazetteer and business directory. The gazetteer covers each city, town, village, and settlement in Iowa and includes a description of each place and a directory of the people engaged in business or the professions located there. The business directory portion of this work is comprised of lists of all trades and professions, with the names and post office addresses of the businesses arranged under headings according to line of business.