Remsen Area Chamber of Commerce

Business in Remsen, IA

Remsen was named for Dr. William Remsen Smith, a pioneer Sioux City physician who became an extensive landowner in the area. Smith had a good friend who suggested the name Smithville, but Smith thought that there were too many Smiths in the world, and instead chose to give the town his middle name.

Remsen was platted by the Iowa Falls and Sioux City Railroad Town Land and Lot Company August 28, 1876, and was incorporated in the spring of 1889. The city is located in the northeast corner of Plymouth County, Iowa’s most western county. The population was 1,663 at the 2010 Census.

Covered with farmsteads and acreages in the Deep Creek Valley, Remsen is a growing, prosperous community where original German and Luxembourg immigrant descent mix with newcomers from all over the world.

Remsen is a popular recreation center in Northwest Iowa. Known for hospitality, good times, and a strong sense of community and family, Remsen offers a wide variety of recreational activities and events for all ages.

Companies have chosen Remsen as home because of the strong rural Midwestern work ethic, access to excellent industrial and commercial sites, economic support from community leaders, and family lifestyle.

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205 Fulton St
Remsen, IA 51050

Plymouth County, IA


Visit our county page and you will learn about the contributions made by the citizens from our town and county (founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs and military veterans). Here you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will find stories about the contributions made by farmers/ranchers located throughout our county and of course you 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 Plymouth County, IA page.