Introduction to Charles City, Iowa
Charles City History
Charles City is the county seat of Floyd County and was named after the son of a settler called Joseph Kelly. The city was once known as St. Charles and Charlestown. In 1860, the city adopted its present name. In the 1870s, the railroad first entered the city. It is the birthplace of Charles Walter Hart, the founder of Hart - Parr Company. Charles City is the site of the last lynching in the state.
Charles City and nearby Attractions
- Floyd County Historical Society Museum
- Greene Historical Museum
- Carrie Lane Chapman Catt House
- Chickasaw County Historical Society Museum
Things To Do In Charles City
Tourists can visit the Floyd County Historical Society Museum and the Greene Historical Museum while in the city. You can also visit the Sunset Park, Memorial Park, and the Riverside Park. The city has many churches including the Evangelical Free Church, Seventh Day Adventist Church, and the Trinity United Methodist Church. Those interested in shopping can have a look around the Cedar Mall and the Kelly Mall. The city organizes the Floyd County Fair and the Pioneer Day each year.
Charles City Transportation
Air transportation is available from Waterloo Municipal Airport.
Charles City Higher Education
North Iowa Area Community College, Hawkeye Community College, University of Northern Iowa, and the Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar offer facilities for higher education.