Remember a long time ago when Rick Show brought you the story of Rickardsville, IA? Regardless, I've recently found out that there's another small town, Ricketts, IA, that I should make note of. It's in Crawford county, in the western part of the state. Population 145.
Ricketts was founded in 1899 as a result of the Boyer Railroad Company building a line in the county. It is believed that the town got its name from a Mr Ricks that had recently died. You can browse the rest of origins of the town here.