Resources & Associations

image of the second floor in the doctors office at the floyd county historical museum

Visiting Charles City, Iowa, is fun and relaxing — whether you decide to come by car, plane, train, or even bicycle! Bring everyone along.

Enjoy over 300 acres of parks, including historic Wildwood Park and Golf Course, developed during the 1930s as a federal public works project. The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The following sites are on the National Register of Historic Places: The Charles City Arts Center, housed in a 1904 Carnegie Library building, at 301 North Jackson Street and Main Street's Charles Theater, featuring a 1935 art deco facade.


HomeAdvisor - A Guide to Researching the History of a House

If you live in a house that’s more than a few decades old, you might wonder about its history. What were the circumstances surrounding its construction? Who lived there before you moved in? You might even wonder about the evolution of the home’s structure as it has undergone home improvement, or you might have a morbid curiosity about whether or not your home has a sordid past. With the help of online resources and public records, much can be learned about the history of any property.

HomeAdvisor - Website

Little Brown Church in the Vale

The nineteenth century hymn by William Pitts, "Church in the Wildwood," immortalized this landmark, located near Nashua, 10 miles southeast of Charles City.

Little Brown Church - Website

Fossil & Prairie Park and Center

Travel back in time — more than 350 million years — and discover the geological wonders of the Devonian Period. Located near Rockford, about 15 miles west of Charles City.

Fossil & Prairie Park and Center - Website

Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum

Catt, who grew up near Charles City, led the final drive for universal woman suffrage in the United States and founded the League of Women Voters in 1920. Her 1866 girlhood farm home is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum - Website

Charles City Tornado on Facebook

This Facebook site features photographs and personal accounts of the May 15, 1968, tornado and its aftermath. Lost landmarks and businesses are also noted by contributors.

Charles City Tornado on Facebook

Information about current and upcoming events in Charles City, America's Hometown. Includes links to other community attractions, organizations, and businesses. - Website

Floyd County, Iowa, GenWeb Project

Along with genealogical and other local-interest research, the Floyd County page of the Iowa GenWeb Project includes information about other nearby historical organizations.

Floyd County, Iowa, GenWeb Project - Website

Marble Rock Museum

Located in Marble Rock, in southwestern Floyd County, the Museum offers a wide range of artifacts and records pertaining to the community and surrounding Scott Township. The web site includes information about hours of service, the museum's holdings, and a monthly community journal.

Marble Rock Museum - Website

Silos and Smokestacks

America's Agricultural Heritage Partnership: A gateway to other Northeast Iowa historic sites of interest. Sponsored in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Silos and Smokestacks - Website

Travel Iowa

Official Web site of the Iowa Division of Tourism. Visitor information about the Hawkeye State, with links to other cities and towns, dining and lodging information, and special travel destinations.

Travel Iowa - Website

Central Iowa Tourism

Presented by Central Iowa Tourism Region, featuring links to area destinations and travel services.

Central Iowa Tourism - Website


images of tractors taken on the first floor of the floyd county historical museum in charles city, iowa

American Association for State and Local History