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WELCOME! This site was generously donated to the City of Ireton to maintain by the Historical Society. Numerous hours of work were put into its history by the late Janet Brown. We strive to maintain its historical value and at the same time keep you up to date on current happenings. It is currently under construction to make it more user friendly so please bear with us as we try to make it a site you will visit often.
Ireton is quintessential "small town" Iowa. Our 600 friendly residents enjoy a safe and clean environment, caring neighbors, affordable housing, excellent educational opportunities and a short, easy commute to larger towns and cities.
The farmland surrounding Ireton was settled in the early 1870's. In 1882, area residents were excited to learn that a railroad line was coming through Reading Township and that a water stop called "Ireton" would be located in section 7. Within a few months of the announcement, Ireton was home to several general stores, a grain elevator, blacksmith and other businesses. Those early settlers passed along strong values -- family, faith, neighborliness, education, hard work and an appreciation for the fertile land surrounding us. We are rooted in those values as we move into a future filled with opportunity in one of Iowa's fastest growing counties.
Sit back, relax and explore what Ireton offers -- beautiful parks and recreation facilities, active churches and organizations, thriving businesses and more. We've also included an extensive history section so that you may learn about Ireton's past and those of you with family connections may learn more about your "roots".
Please enjoy a glimpse of Ireton through our website - and if you are ever in our "neck of the corn and soybean fields", we hope you'll take time to say hello and stay awhile... or a lifetime!
Pleasant Hill Cemetery Map Now Available
We have just added an index to all of the graves at Pleasant Hill Cemetery plus maps of grave locations! Updates are still being added. How many of your ancestors can you find? Visit the History section for more.
Check out the newletter under Community Info for updates and happenings
IN MEMORY OF JANET BROWN (Sept. 21, 1955 - Dec. 27, 2015)
Janet Brown, a long time Ireton are resident, originally created this website for the Ireton Historical Society, to help preserve past and present history of the Ireton Community. She invested countless hours in researching and recording community, military and cemetery history. This project was still going on at the time of her unfortunate death.
Janet's legal background and computer proficiency made her uniquely qualified for this undertaking. She did a phenomenal job not only in recording history but also in grant writing, and was totally committed to obtaining military and genealogical data. With this commitment the website is unique in many ways.
With the blessing of Janet's family and the IAHS, the website has been graciously donated to the City of Ireton to maintain and continue the projects that Janet and the IAHS initiated.
The City has taken on the responsibility and hopes to continue to give you the most accurate information on its history and current events. Our mission is to retain all the original data, and with the help of others, to update as needed to keep the community informed.
CITY OF IRETON | 316 Main Street | Ireton, Iowa 51027 | Phone: 712-278-2112 | Fax: 712-278-2114 | E-mail: email@example.com
IretonIA. com is a community website created and presented by the Ireton Area Historical Society. We invite Ireton residents, former residents and others with an interest in Ireton to submit photos and information. We'd love to hear from you! There are photo slideshows tucked throughout the site. For links to them all, just click on the "Slideshow Index" at the bottom of the page. Please let us know if you find any errors on the site or have trouble displaying any pages If asked, please be sure to click "Allow Blocked Content" so that pages display correctly.