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Batavia City

Jefferson County, Iowa

Batavia City Hall is located at 304 Alto Street, Batavia, IA 52533.
Phone: 641‑662‑2313.

Batavia as described in 1938 [1]

Batavia, a prosperous farm village, was first called Greaseville in honor of one of the town's pioneers. The first cabin school, opened in 1849, contained no windows; for ventilation the taller boys would push aside the loose clapboards on the roof; the door swung from wooden hinges that creaked loudly. At the north edge of Batavia are the Ward Kennels.

  1. Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Iowa, IOWA: A Guide to the Hawkeye State, American Guide Series, The Viking Press, New York, 1938.