Sumner, IA

Town in Bremer County, IA

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Sponsors of Sumner, 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!

About Sumner, IA

Just picture a howling wilderness, a rolling prairie, areas of wooded land, a stream, some wild animals and a few tribes of Native Americans – that was the scene before Sumner came to be.

Then along came a man who was to change the course of history for this area: Chauncey Carpenter arrived in this area in 1869. Chauncey played a very active part in the early village of Sumner. Another important man in the early history of Sumner was Stephan F. Cass, who contributed to the growth of our town by moving his little town of Cassville into Sumner in 1875 when it became apparent the railroad was coming to Sumner.

The last train chugged through Sumner on November 6, 1981. Legend has it that both men, being modest and unassuming, did not wish to outshine the other, so instead the name Sumner was chosen in honor of a very highly respected US Senator from Massachusetts, who played an important role in the anti-slavery movement during the Civil War.

Sumner became an incorporated town in May 1894.

Horse racing was one of the first organized sports in Sumner, becoming very popular in the 1880’s and 1890’s. A Bicycling Club was active beginning in the 1890’s. By 1952 Sumner was somewhat famous for its own Cubs baseball team, which played in the Amateur World Series at Battle Creek, Michigan. The land for the baseball diamond became know as CUB PARK. This site continues to expand with the support of our community and their many donations.

You will find many unique shops in our quaint town ranging from antiques, gift items, clothing, hardware, floor covering, pharmaceutical, professional offices plus much more!

Sumner prides itself on its safe, family-friendly environment, well-kept homes, new and diverse manufacturing and jobs many churches and parks, a nursing home and a newly reconstructed hospital. The public library and aquatic center were completed with donated funds from community members. The restoration of the movie theater, addition of another ball diamond and the construction of the biking/hiking trail are all additional projects completed here in town.

Businesses of Sumner, IA

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Community Organizations of Sumner, 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 Sumner, 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!

Faith Organizations of Sumner, IA

Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Sumner, 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!

Bremer 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 Bremer County, IA page.

Veterans of Bremer 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!