Swea City, IA

Town in Kossuth County, IA

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Sponsors of Swea City, IA

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About Swea City, IA

A Little Town with a Big Heart

Located in Kossuth County—one of Iowa’s largest counties—Swea City was incorporated in 1895 and derives its name from “Svea,” a nickname for Swedish pioneer leader Capt. R. E. Jensen who settled in the area in 1870. Initially, Swea City was called Reynolds. The railroad passed through Reynolds, but the settlement wasn’t granted a post office because one already existed in the nearby village of Swea just six miles to the northwest. Residents ultimately agreed to consolidate the communities by moving the post office to Reynolds which then was renamed Swea City—creating a town of 161 citizens.

Today, Swea City is a small but vibrant small community of about 600 people. The town’s well-kept Reynolds Park features a large municipal swimming pool, picnic facilities, playgrounds, and a unique band shell that was built in the 1930s. A bronze sculpture by Swea City artist Wayne Thompson also graces the park. Entitled, “In The Park,” the life-sized sculpture depicts a boy, a girl and their dog playing in the park. Thompson’s over 100 sculptures representing Midwestern themes are being enjoyed in communities throughout Iowa and Minnesota. Swea City residents are proud to acknowledge the cultural contribution Thompson has made to their fair city.

Businesses of Swea City, IA

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Community Organizations of Swea City, 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 Swea City, 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 Swea City, 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 Swea City, 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!

Kossuth 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 Kossuth County, IA page.

Veterans of Kossuth 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!