Wilton, Iowa

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Wilton is a city in Cedar and Muscatine Counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 2,829 at the 2000 census. The Muscatine County portion of Wilton is part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The city is served by the Wilton Police Department and Wilton Fire Department. Historic sites include the Wilton Candy Kitchen, which is the oldest ice cream parlor in the world,[citation needed] and the former Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad depot built in 1898. Both are in the downtown area and on the National Register of Historic Places.

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History

The first white settler to build a home the area that was to be known as Wilton in the new state of Iowa (1846) was Mr. Christian Marolf who came in July 1849, and erected of a small log house opposite the German Lutheran church. When he built his home Mr. Marolf could only see one the home of Mr. Stearns just west of town on the south side of the Moscow road. Mr. Marolf was soon followed by Mr. Ben Maurer in 1850 who's land now comprises North Wilton and Peter Marolf in 1851, which is now known as Marolf's addition. [1] North Wilton is at present (1947) not within the corporate limits of Wilton.

Geography

Wilton is at 41°35′22″N 91°1′3″W / 41.58944°N 91.0175°W / 41.58944; -91.0175 (41.589350, -91.017487)[2].

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