Farmers Telephone Company

of Batavia, Iowa

A Brief History of the Telephone Company

The Town of Batavia, Iowa

Batavia, Iowa is located on Highway 34, midway between Ottumwa and Fairfield, and along an Amtrak line. The city offers water, sewer, natural gas, wired CATV, wireless CATV, and wired and cellular telephone service.

Batavia is an ideal bedroom town for persons working in Ottumwa or Fairfield. Batavia is mainly a farming community, with several seed corn dealers. Manufacturing in the area include John Deere, Excel, and Evercoe in Ottumwa, and Rockwell and Dexter in Fairfield.

Indian Hills Community College is nearby in Ottumwa and the Cardinal school district serves the area. Batavia has a new truckstop/convenience store, a remodeled post office, active lions club, masons, Eastern Star, TTT club, and five churches in the greater community.

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