Introduction to Hiawatha, Iowa
Hiawatha, Iowa, in Linn county, is located 2 miles NW of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center) and 204 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is considered part of the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area. Hiawatha has a population of 6,480.
Hiawatha was established in 1950 and was named after the trailer company of Fay Clark. He also became the first mayor of the city. It is located in Linn County, which was formed on January 15, 1839. Hiawatha is a suburb of Cedar Rapids, the county seat of Linn County. The area was originally inhabited by the Native American tribes. It was first settled by the whites in the 1800s.
Hiawatha and nearby Attractions
- Cedar Valley Nature Trail
- Ushers Ferry Historic Village
- National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
- Squaw Creek Park
- Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
- Morgan Creek Park
Things To Do In Hiawatha
Hiawatha is home to numerous houses of worship including the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and New Song Community Church. In case you are interested in reading the area’s history, you can visit the Hiawatha Library. It also offers easy access to Marion Heritage Center, Science Station, and Granger House Museum. The Hiawatha Park and Tucker Park are also worth visiting.
The Eastern Iowa Airport can be reached within few minutes by car.
Hiawatha Higher Education
Kirkwood Community College and University of Iowa are the nearest college and university.