Treynor, Iowa

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Treynor is a city in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. The population was 950 at the 2000 census.



Treynor appeared east of Council Bluffs in the late 1880s with the establishment of Fritz Eyberg's General Store, August Olderog's dance hall and saloon, and St Paul's German Evangelical Church. The vicinity east of Middle Silver Creek had previously been known for its number of wolves. Local German immigrant farmers referred to the settlement as Four Corners or High Five, a popular card name, until the post office opened in the early 1890s as Treynor, named after the recently deceased Council Bluffs Postmaster. By the time the town was incorporated in 1905 it included two general stores, two saloons, a furniture/implement house, a livery stable, several blacksmith shops, and the Treynor State Bank. In 1911 the community got its own railroad with the opening of the Iowa & Omaha Shortline which ran 12 miles to Neola on the Wabash Railroad line southeast of Council Bluffs. The line wasn't particularly profitable and ended operations after just five years. The Great Depression closed down the Treynor State Bank while improvements began on the "Short-line" Road from Treynor to Council Bluffs that is now Iowa Highway 92. An Air Force Radar Base operated just outside of town during the early years of the Cold War.


Treynor is located at 41°13′52″N 95°36′24″W / 41.23111°N 95.60667°W / 41.23111; -95.60667 (41.231042, -95.606648)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 950 people, 362 households, and 274 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,620.1 people per square mile (621.7/km²). There were 373 housing units at an average density of 636.1/sq mi (244.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.68% White, 0.11% African American and 0.21% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

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