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Adel is a city along the North Raccoon River in Dallas County in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 3,682 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dallas County and the birthplace of 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick.Adel is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryOriginally called Penoach, Adel was incorporated in 1847, and changed its name sometime in 1849, although no specific information can be located within the city records. The town is situated on the west bank of the North Raccoon River, and at the time of its founding, along the only county road, making Adel the oldest town within Dallas County.In 1855, there were about twenty-five houses in Adel and three stores. From that time onward, the city began to grow at a faster rate.Situated along the river, Adel had a good supply of water-power for a flour mill. It was to be situated on a section of property owned by Noeingerl Cantrel & Co. J. H. Strong of Des Moines, and H. H. Moffatt built the mill in 1856–57 at a cost of $20,000. The dam was constructed with about eight feet of head water.The mill was kept in good repair, able to average from twelve to fifteen bushels per hour, with a capability of thirty per hour, but was destroyed in 1913.
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