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—  Unincorporated town  —
Niota is located in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°37′03″N 91°17′17″W / 40.6175°N 91.28806°W / 40.6175; -91.28806
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Hancock County
Township Appanoose Township
Elevation 522 ft (159 m)
ZIP code 62354
GNIS feature ID 0414531

Niota is an unincorporated community in Appanoose Township, Hancock County, Illinois. The community is located on the bank of the Mississippi River and is at the eastern end of the Fort Madison Toll Bridge, which connects Niota to Fort Madison, Iowa. Niota is the western terminus of Illinois Route 9 and is also served by Illinois Route 96, which is part of the Great River Road. The community suffered severe damage from the June 2008 Midwest floods. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) proposed that the community be relocated and incorporated at a cost of $8.5 million, though most townspeople would prefer to stay where they are.[1]


Niota is located at 40°37′03″N 91°17′17″W / 40.6175°N 91.28806°W / 40.6175; -91.28806 at an elevation of 522 feet.


  1. ^ Effects of flooding on Niota, Illinois (Google cache)


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