Introduction to Marshalltown, Iowa
Marshalltown is the county seat of Marshall County. In 1853, Henry Anson founded Marshalltown. It was named after Marshall, Michigan. As there was another Marshall in Iowa, it was named as Marshalltown. However, some also believe that it was named in honor of a U.S Supreme Court chief John Marshall.
Marshalltown and nearby Attractions
- Marshall County Historical Museum
- Beaman Heritage Center
- Union Grove State Park
- Glick - Sower House
- Fisher Art Gallery
Things To Do In Marshalltown
The Historical Society of Marshall County provides an insight into the history of the county and also has a library. Art lovers can have a look around the Fisher Art Gallery, which has a collection of the works of the impressionist and post - impressionist artists like Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt. Avid readers can visit the Marshalltown Public Library. It is also worth taking a look around the Burnett creek and some of the parks like the Timber Creek Park and Kiwanis Park. Marshalltown celebrates the BBQ, Buggies and Tunes and the Hispanic Heritage Festival in June and the Central Iowa Fair in July.
One can avail air transportation from the Des Moines International Airport.
Marshalltown Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued from Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and Hawkeye Community College.