Iowa City is located in Johnson County in the state of Iowa. It is the fifth largest of the cities in the state. It is located around the Iowa River and is known for being a college town to the University of Iowa and a community college located there as well.Iowa City has a lot to see and do and is a fairly historical city. The Iowa City, IA yellow pages and the Iowa City, IA business directory will guide you to many of the places you can visit when going to Iowa. In the middle of the University of Iowa campus is the old capital building, which today is one of the National Historic Landmarks. Visiting the Oakland Cemetery is interesting because it contains the grave sites of many notable locals from the area and the statue of the Black Angel. Other historical landmarks that are fun to visit are the Moffit cottages, the Bethal AME church, the Depot, the Johnson County Courthouse, the Close House, the old capital, old post office, and the old brick.
Iowa City is also well known for the many cultural events they hold. It is known for its strong literary history, which is why the Writers Workshop is here. Many famous writer's have graduated from this location, such as John Irving, T.C. Boyle, and many other famous authors. Iowa City also has been known to be a proud sponsor of a Summer of Arts program, which includes a jazz festival, arts festival, outside movies, and concerts in the mall area.In the year 2006, a major tornado hit Iowa City causing major damage and destroying multiple businesses and homes. Many from the local University and other residents were displaced from their homes. This was the first tornado that ever stuck the city head on. The entire business area of Iowa City had damage to some degree. As well, in 2008, Iowa City suffered from a great flood, which caused major damage. Parts of the city had to be evacuated. The rivers exceeded record levels of 30 feet and crested as high as 33 feet. The city's flood plain saw major effects of the fast, polluted waters in a short amount of time. Many of the city's major buildings were affected by the waters and materials had to be moved.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan