Iowa

Iowa Famous Natives

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.

A
  • Julie Adams actress
  • Beth Streeter Aldrich author
  • Fran Allison actress
  • Adrian Constantine (Cap) Anson baseball player
  • Samuel Z. Arkoff movie producer
  • Tom Arnold actor
B
  • Jack Bailey actor
  • Bix Beiderbecke musician
  • Clifford Berry inventor
  • Earl Blakesley, Jr. screenwriter
  • Tommy Bolin singer
  • Norman Ernest Borlaug nobel peace prize winner, agronomist
  • Lara Flynn Boyle actress
  • Neville Brand actor
  • Norman Breyfogle illustrator
  • Bill Bryson author
  • Ellis Parker Butler author
C
  • Macdonald Carey actor
  • Wallace Hume Carothers inventor
  • Johnny Carson entertainer
  • Walter Cassel opera singer
  • Virginia Christine actress
  • Dallas Clark football player
  • Christian Clemenson actor
  • William (Buffalo Bill) Cody buffalo hunter, entertainer, pony express rider
  • Stephen Collins actor
  • Chester Conklin actor
  • Gardner Cowles, Jr. publisher
  • Roger Craig football player
D
  • Janet Dailey author
  • Bill Daily actor
  • Lee DeForest inventor
  • James "Jim" Doran football player
  • Tim Dwight football player
  • Mamie Doud Eisenhower u. s. first lady
E - F
  • James Ellison actor
  • Michael Emerson actor
  • Simon Estes opera singer
  • Sharon Farrell actress
  • Terry Farrell actress
  • Bob Feller baseball player
  • William Frawley actor
  • John Froelich inventor
G
  • Dan Gable amateur wrestler
  • George Gallup statistician, inventor gallup poll
  • Susan Glaspell author
  • Frank Gotch wrestler
  • Fred Grandy actor
  • Charles Ernest "Chuck" Grassley politician

H

  • James Norman Hall author
  • Roy Halston fashion designer
  • Ricko Hamm musician
  • Van Hardin radio host
  • Tom Harkin politician
  • Hill Harper actor
  • Rickie Hayward drummer, founding member "little feat"
  • Chad Hennings football player
  • Dave Higgins actor
  • Jerry Hilgenberg football player, coach
  • Walter "Wally" Hilgenberg football player
  • Marjorie Holmes author
  • Herbert Hoover u. s. president
  • Lou Henry Hoover u. s. first lady
  • Mary Beth Hurt actress
J - K
  • Zach Johnson golfer
  • Lori "Lolo" Jones track and field athlete
  • Nate Kaeding football player
  • MacKinlay Kantor author, screenwriter
  • Frank Keenan actor
  • Corita Kent artist
  • Nile Kinnick football player
  • Ted Kooser poet
  • Ashton Kutcher actor
L
  • Ann Landers columnist
  • Priscilla Lane actress
  • Harry Langdon actor
  • Rustin Larson poet
  • Cloris Leachman actress
  • Willie Leacox drummer
  • Laura Leighton actress
  • Aldo Leopold environmentalist
  • Meridel LeSueur journalist
  • John L. Lewis labor leader
  • E. J. Lindquist educator
  • Joanna Lund author

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Iowa Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Greenfield Adair 641
Corning Adams 641
Waukon Allamakee 563
Centerville Appanoose 641
Audubon Audubon 712
Vinton Benton 319
Waterloo Black Hawk 319
Boone Boone 515
Waverly Bremer 319
Independence Buchanan 319
Storm Lake Buena Vista 712
Parkersburg Butler 319
Manson Calhoun 712
Carroll Carroll 712
Atlantic Cass 712
Tipton Cedar 563
Mason City Cerro Gordo 641
Cherokee Cherokee 712
New Hampton Chickasaw 641
Osceola Clarke 641
Spencer Clay 712
Guttenberg Clayton 563
Clinton Clinton 563
Denison Crawford 712
Waukee Dallas 515
Bloomfield Davis 641
Lamoni Decatur 641
Manchester Delaware 563
Burlington Des Moines 319
Spirit Lake Dickinson 712
Dubuque Dubuque 563
Estherville Emmet 712
Oelwein Fayette 319
Charles City Floyd 641
Hampton Franklin 641
Sidney Fremont 712
Jefferson Greene 515
Grundy Center Grundy 319
Panora Guthrie 641
Webster City Hamilton 515
Garner Hancock 641
Iowa Falls Hardin 641
Missouri Valley Harrison 712
Mount Pleasant Henry 319
Cresco Howard 563
Humboldt Humboldt 515
Ida Grove Ida 712
Williamsburg Iowa 319
Maquoketa Jackson 563
Newton Jasper 641
Fairfield Jefferson 641
Iowa City Johnson 319
Anamosa Jones 319
Sigourney Keokuk 641
Algona Kossuth 515
Fort Madison Lee 319
Cedar Rapids Linn 319
Wapello Louisa 319
Chariton Lucas 641
Rock Rapids Lyon 712
Winterset Madison 515
Oskaloosa Mahaska 641
Pella Marion 641
Marshalltown Marshall 641
Glenwood Mills 712
Osage Mitchell 641
Onawa Monona 712
Albia Monroe 641
Red Oak Montgomery 712
Muscatine Muscatine 563
Sheldon Obrien 712
Sibley Osceola 712
Clarinda Page 712
Emmetsburg Palo Alto 712
Le Mars Plymouth 712
Pocahontas Pocahontas 712
Des Moines Polk 515
Council Bluffs Pottawattamie 712
Grinnell Poweshiek 641
Mount Ayr Ringgold 641
Sac City Sac 712
Davenport Scott 563
Harlan Shelby 712
Sioux Center Sioux 712
Ames Story 515
Tama Tama 641
Bedford Taylor 712
Creston Union 641
Keosauqua Van Buren 319
Ottumwa Wapello 641
Indianola Warren 515
Washington Washington 319
Corydon Wayne 641
Fort Dodge Webster 515
Forest City Winnebago 641
Decorah Winneshiek 563
Sioux City Woodbury 712
Northwood Worth 641
Eagle Grove Wright 515