Grundy Center


Description of Grundy Center

Grundy Center is the county seat of Grundy County and is located exactly in the center of the county. The C., R. I. & P. Railroad (Cedar Rapids and Sioux Falls branch) furnished the transportation and freight facilities, and the prospects are very good for an inter-urban connecting Grundy Center with Marshalltown and Waterloo in the near future.

The population according to the 1910 census is 1500. Morality of the people of Grundy Center is far above the average for towns of this size as they have six live congregations and six first class churches, namely: M. E., Baptist, Catholic, Brethren, Presbyterian and German Presbyterian.

The water supply of this town is strictly first class, being furnished from a very deep artesian well and the sanitary conditions are very well taken care of as a complete sewering system has just been completed during the year 1910 at a cost of over $15,000. The lighting system of this town as well as the steam heating plant are away above the average for towns of this size.

Grundy Center has two first class schools, and all lines of business that are generally found in a live up-to-date county seat town of this population. The two newspapers, Weekly Republican and Democrat are far above the average and the hotel and livery service also are in keeping with the other up-to-date assets of this city.

Taking it as an average it would be very hard to find any town of the same population in the entire State of Iowa that would make a better place for a home or place of business than the city of Grundy Center.

--Atlas of Grundy County, Iowa, 1911