Glidden, IA


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Glidden is a town in Carroll County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,253 at the 2000 census.
The town is named in honor of Joseph Farwell Glidden (1813–1906) of DeKalb, Illinois, who invented barbed wire in 1873.
Glidden is located at 42°3′30″N 94°43′42″W / 42.05833°N 94.72833°W / 42.05833; -94.72833 (42.058263, -94.728359).