(1931-July 1, 2003)

WEST End: 2nd Ave., Royal, Clay County

As you go west in Iowa, the section lines start to tilt. In Clay County, the lines you expect to run straight north-south and east-west are off the normal about 2.5 degrees clockwise. (In other words, Photo 4 is ever so slightly north of Photo 5.) This is visible when you view aerial photos. The diagram below has been straightened.

1) Facing west on 240 (3/21/03)

Unlike some spurs, 240 ends at the near end of the business district instead of going through it.

Facing east on 240 (10/3/16)

After starting downtown, 240 curves north, as seen in the deep background and below.

2) Facing east on 240 (3/21/03)

If you turn right, you will be on County Road M36, although it is unsigned until you leave Royal (3 blocks south). I don't know if this has changed since decommissioning.

3) Facing north-ish (3/21/03)

4) Facing east on B40 (3/21/03)

Unlike IA 383, where the county road stopped, the north-south road stops here. The roads ahead and to the right are both 240.

5) Facing east on 240 (3/21/03)

EAST End: Stop sign, US 71, Clay County

Facing east on 240 (3/21/03)

Facing east on 240 (3/21/03)

Facing east on 240 (10/3/16)

Facing north on 71 (3/21/03)

The second LGS reads "To Southwest Spencer / Industrial Area / <- 9 MILES". That sign is gone now.

Facing north on 71 (10/3/16)

Facing north on 71 (10/3/16)

Facing south on 71 (3/21/03)

Facing south on 71 (10/3/16)

Facing south on 71 (10/3/16)

Last seen: 2003

Page created 4/2/04; last updated 3/5/17

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