A colorful view of the town square in Winterset Iowa. A glimpse of the Madison County Courthouse can ge seen on the right and some of the picturesque structures can be seen in the distance with the colorful water tower standing above the building.
Incorporated in 1857
Photo taken on November 9, 2019
The original site was owned by John Culbertson, consisted of 175 acres of land, which Culbertson conveyed by deed to the County of Madison for the sum of $194.50. The town was laid off and platted by A. D. Jones, county surveyor, who was assisted by Philip M. Boyles and Enos Berger. In the center of this tract of land stands the courthouse. By a special act of the Legislature, approved January 16, 1857, the Town of Winterset was incorporated, and in April, 1857, the incorporation of the town was perfected by the election of the various officials provided for in the act. A post office was established here in 1850.
January 2nd, 2020
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