Templeton, IA

Town in Carroll County, IA

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Sponsors of Templeton, IA

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About Templeton, IA

The area around what is now Templeton first saw settlers in the 1860's, and the first Post Office in the area was established at Elba in 1872. Elba was located approximately one mile southeast of Templeton, and quickly became a memory as Templeton was platted during the construction of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Pacific Railroad line in 1882. Like many communities started along new rail lines in the 1880's, Templeton quickly grew as people began to settle the rich Iowa prairie. Templeton got off to a strong start because of the strength and vigor of the early merchants who set up shop in the community.

Templeton's history is strongly rooted in its farming heritage. Most of the businesses in the community have always been focused on serving the agricultural producers in the area, and that continues to be true today. Of particular interest is the story of Templeton Rye, which was produced in the area during prohibition and came about as area farmers and businesspeople looked for a way to support their families during hard times. Recently, Templeton Rye was resurrected as a legal product, and the Templeton Rye Distillery is a popular tourist stop in Templeton in addition to being a strong contributor to the local economy.

In 1982, Templeton celebrated its Centennial (100 years) with a grand 3-day event, and 125 years of existence was highlighted during the town's Quasquicentennial in 2007. As part of these events, a comprehensive history of Templeton was assembled into two books including "A Century of Memories" in 1982 and "Beyond a Century" in 2007. Both of these books can be purchased by contacting City Hall in Templeton.

Businesses of Templeton, IA

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Community Organizations of Templeton, 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 Templeton, 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 Templeton, 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 Templeton, 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!

Carroll 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 Carroll County, IA page.

Veterans of Carroll 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!