Introduction to Webster City, Iowa
Webster City History
Webster City was initially named as the town of Newcastle by Wilson Brewer. The land was purchased by Walter C. Willson and his brother, Sumler in 1855. They built the first sawmill and the first hotel of the area. The first post office was established on October 9, 1855 and was known as Webster City Post Office and J. J. Wadsworth was the first postmaster. It is the county seat of Hamilton County, which was established in 1856. Later on January 1, 1857, Newcastle was renamed to Webster City. The city was originally served by the Dubuque and Pacific Railroad.
Webster City and nearby Attractions
- Bonebright Museum Complex
- Brushy Creek State Park
- Lehigh Historical Museum
- Briggs Woods Park
- Lake Cornelia Park
- Dolliver Memorial State Park
Things To Do In Webster City
Tourists can visit the Drummer Boy at Shiloh Historical Marker, Dragoon Trail in Hamilton County Historical Marker, and First White Settler in Webster City Historical Marker while staying in Webster City. The city also has several churches such as the Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, and First Assembly of God Church. Golf enthusiasts can visit the Webster City Country Club. The Brushy Creek State Park, Bonebright Museum Complex, and Briggs Woods Park are also worth visiting.
Webster City Transportation
Des Moines International Airport is the nearest airport.
Webster City Higher Education
There are several universities and colleges that offer higher educational facilities including Iowa State University, Des Moines Community College, Iowa Central Community College, and many more.