St. Ansgar, IA

Town in Mitchell County, IA

About St. Ansgar, IA

St. Ansgar has been named the “Garden Spot of Iowa” and rightfully so. Its thriving farmland, stately trees and colorful local gardens lend dignity and charm to this friendly, small town. This proud tradition has been a part of St. Ansgar’s history since it was founded in 1853 by a group of Norwegian immigrant farmers, led by the Rev. Claus L. Clausen a Danish minister. This town is named after a French monk and bishop, who in the 9th century was a missionary to the Scandinavian countries and was made the patron saint of Denmark.

The population has remained near the 1,100 mark for the past thirty years. The 2000 population for Mitchell County is 10,874. There are at present more than 60 business establishments in St. Ansgar, including a grocery store, auto dealer, attorney law office, bridal fashions, clothing fashions, two chiropractors, fabric shop, hair salons, hardware store and home accessories and gifts, laundromat, massage therapist, newspaper, pharmacy, photography, plumbing and heating, real estate and insurance agencies, tea room, and unique gifts, a bed and breakfast and other retail and service establishments. It also has one of the most modern oat processing plants in North America. New businesses that have come St. Ansgar, are Space Age Tools, Horizon Foods a division of Malt-O-Meal, antique shop, flower shop & fabric shop. Two banks, St. Ansgar State Bank and Farmers State Bank have deposits in excess of 150 million dollars.

Sponsors of St. Ansgar, IA


Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

Community Organizations of St. Ansgar, 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 St. Ansgar, 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 Communities of St. Ansgar, 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 St. Ansgar, 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!

Mitchell 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 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 Mitchell County, IA page.

Citizens of Mitchell County, IA


The citizens from our towns for generations have exhibited a pride in community and a enterprising spirit! Click on any of the citizens below to learn more about them. To nominate a citizen to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Veterans of Mitchell 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!