I found out about the old town of Iva north of Hemlock, in Richland Township, on the corner of Iva and Dice roads. Somehow I have never been to that part of the county, and made a trip the north west corner of the county to see what was there, I was expecting to find a few houses, but when I got there, I found this beautiful old building that looked like it used to be a general store. According to records the post office in Iva opened December 7th 1894 with John F. Shovan as its first postmaster. The post office closed in October of 1904. I could not find any other information about the town, but I can only assume it was another lumbering town that existed until the trees were gone, and then the lumberjacks moved away becoming a farming community. I would think some of the residence of Iva who died are buried in the cemetery on Dice Road.
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