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Iowa Famous

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.

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  • Stuart Margolin actor, director
  • Glenn L. Martin aviator, manufacturer
  • Jerry Mathers actor
  • Elsa Maxwell columnist
  • Frederick L. Maytag founder maytag
  • C. W. McCall singer
  • Edwin Thomas Meredith publisher
  • Loren Meyer basketball player
  • Glenn Miller band leader, musician
  • Clark Mollenhoff journalist
  • Michelle Monaghan actress
  • Kate Mulgrew actress
  • Charles Alan Murray author
N
  • Conrad Nagel actor
  • Harriet Nelson actress
  • Alan Nourse author
  • Robert Noyce inventor
O - Q
  • Chuck Offenburger columnist
  • Harriett Parsons producer
  • Edwin Perkins inventor kool-aid
  • Ed Pololak football player
  • Ignacio Ponseti orthopedic physician, developed method for clubfoot treatment
  • Richard "Dick" Proeneke author, naturalist
  • Nathan M. Pusey educator
  • Herbert Quick author
R
  • David Rabe playwright
  • Frances Rafferty actress
  • Harry Reasoner television journalist
  • Donna Reed actress
  • George Reeves actor
  • George Reeves actor
  • Roy J. Reiman magazine publisher
  • Lawrence "Sul" Ross confederate army general, texas governor
  • Brandon Routh actor
  • Lillian Russell singer
S
  • Robert Schuller evangelist
  • Jean Seberg actress
  • Jessie Field Shambaugh educator, founder 4-H clubs
  • Loren Shriver astronaut
  • Hugh Sidey journalist
  • Riley Smith actor
  • Tracie Spencer singer
  • Wallace Stegner author
  • Brad Steiger author
  • Mark Steines television host
  • Ruth Suckow author
  • Sullivan Brothers five siblings killed in action in WWII
  • Billy Sunday baseball player, evangelist
T
  • Michael Talbott actor
  • Kevin Tapani baseball player
  • Corey Taylor musician, singer
  • Kent Taylor actor
  • Sada Thompson actress
V
  • James Van Allen astrophysicist
  • Abigail Van Buren columnist
  • Mona Van Duyn author
  • Michelle Vieth actress
W
  • Nellie Verne Walker sculptor
  • Henry A. Wallace u. s. vice president
  • Marcia Wallace actress
  • Robert James Waller author
  • Brian Wansink author
  • Kurt Warner football player
  • Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins singer
  • John Wayne actor
  • Casey Peter Wiegmannfootball player
  • Joseph Wilcots cinematographer
  • Andy Williams singer
  • Meredith Willson composer
  • Elijah Wood actor
  • Grant Wood artist
  • Hank Worden actor
Y - Z
  • Bettie B. Youngs author
  • Jim Zabel radio, television broadcaster
  • Larry Zack artist
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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
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.