Wright County, IA

County in Northern IA

“It has been said that if one knows what kind of a soil a country has, he may readily determine what kind of character the people of that country. The soils of Wright and Hamilton counties are nearly all of one sort, both being prairie, of the blackest, and richest type.” Justice Birdsall’s comparison of the soil and settlers are in perfect union. Each being strong, hard working, and always pressing forward for the American dream. Nestled in the heart, of North Central Iowa, lies 369,000 acres of the finest farm ground in the world, and agriculture has been the back bone of Wright County since it was first settled, in the 1850s.

Prior to 1854, besides trappers and hunters, no eastern American settlers had ventured into what would be known as Wright County. However, that trend would not last for long, because the railroads began to press forward, and along with that migration came pioneer settlers. After early settlers were unsatisfied with the relocation of the county seat, then Webster County, they began the process of succession. August 1855, at the cabin of S.B Hewitt, a resolution was adopted to organize their own county. The birth of Wright County took place on the banks of the Boone River, just south of present day Eagle Grove.

The origins of Wright County’s name are up for debate, there are two possible scenarios where it came from. Andrew Wright, a business man, lawyer, and early settler may bare the name of the county, or Silas and Joseph Wright. Silas Wright was then the Governor of New York, and Joseph Wright the Governor of Indiana. Both of these men were distinguished statesmen and were governors of the states where many of the early county settlers originated from.

Sponsors of Wright County, IA

Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

Towns of Wright County, IA

The small towns of the Midwest are rich in history and a great way of life! Below you can visit and learn about the small towns we call home! Towns that have their name highlighted have become FEATURED TOWNS. Businesses/organizations from these towns have stepped forward as SPONSORS enabling us to include (or will include as acquired) stories and website links to ALL their community organizations (chambers, groups and departments, etc.), stories and website links to ALL their points of interest, annual festivals/events and stories done about their citizens, veterans and faith community. To learn how to become a featured town CLICK HERE!

Community Organizations of Wright County, IA

Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Events of Wright County, IA

The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Wright County, IA

The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

Veterans of Wright County, IA

Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!