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Crawford County Vacates Streets of Kenwood
Crawford County vacated and closed the streets and alleys of Kenwood this week.
Chairman Ty Rosburg says the item first came up when someone approached the board of supervisors about a property there.
“There was actually a building that was built on what would be a street. Kenwood is not a very large operation anymore so we just went through the process of vacating all of the streets. You have to get everybody on board who has a property interest in the town or its borders. The town sort of exists in name only. It’s no longer a county element. It’s been returned to the farmers that own the property around it,” Rosburg said.
He says the streets became the county’s responsibility after the population got small enough but now the land simply belongs to people that still live there.
Kenwood came into being in 1886 north of Dow City with the town plat filed at the Crawford County Courthouse during August of 1887. The last train service of the railroad that helped establish Kenwood ended in 1980 with the rails removed soon after, according to an online database.