Steamboat Rock, IA

Town in Hardin County, IA

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Sponsors of Steamboat Rock, IA

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About Steamboat Rock, IA

The town took its name from a large projecting rock on a bluff of the Iowa River, which at a distance presented the appearance of steamboats lying at anchor. On one of these was what resembled a wheel-house, and on this grew a large pine tree looking somewhat like a smokestack which in 1885 was struck by lightning and the shock cut off the “wheel house” and ruined the resemblance to a steamboat. Floods later completely washed away the piece of rock known at the wheel-house. While it might have had to draw largely on fancy and imagination to ever have seen a steamboat on the bank of the river at that point, it was enough to forever give a pretty name to the town site.

Today it is know as "The Valley Of Friendliness". Know that you will receive a warm welcome when you visit.

Hardin County, IA

Visit our county page and you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Hardin County, IA page.

Veterans of Hardin 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!