Introduction to Washington, Iowa
Washington was founded in 1839. It is the county seat of Washington County, which was established on January 18, 1838 and was named after the 1st President of the United States George Washington. The city of Washington was named after the county. The first county hospital was constructed in the city in 1912 and was known as the Washington County Hospital.
Washington and nearby Attractions
- Conger House Museum
- Lake Darling State Park
- DAR Log Cabin
- Swedish Heritage Museum
- Kalona Historical Village
Things To Do In Washington
While in Washington tourists can visit the Timothy Brown Historical Marker, George Washington Tree Historical Marker, and 1840 Log Cabin Historical Marker. Golfers can spend their free hours at the Washington Country Club. One can also visit the Washington County Farm and Washington Public Library to explore some of the area’s history. Houses of worship like Saint James Catholic Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and First Assembly of God Church are located in the city. Every year the city hosts several events including the Washington County Fair.
The Eastern Iowa Airport is the nearest airport.
Washington Higher Education
Universities and colleges like University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, and Indian Hills Community College offer higher educational facilities.