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About Webb, IA

Located in Clay County Iowa in the city of Webb in 1900 began the Railroad movement. The Milwaukee Railroad planted a sign that read “Glenora” to the east of F. D.

White’s drilled well and corral for his grazing cattle. The present Fritz home includes the original house he had also built there. One report states it was he who named the new town “Webb,” honoring his mother as that was her maiden name. The Postal Service had objected to Glenora because it was so much like Panora, already in existence. His uncle, Albert W. Boyden, had earlier laid claim to all the land east of the “little road called Church Street,” then filed “the original plat of Webb, Iowa” on November 2, 1899. A copy hangs in the Webb Public Library. The town almost doubled in size in 1900 when the five block Forrest Addition west of Church Street was filed for record. At that time, the first and only telephone was on a single wire coming from Marathon to the Drug Store.

There was a great surge of business establishments also: Two General Stores, Drug Store, Hardware, Creamery, Livery Stable, Barber shop, Harness shop, Hotel, Butcher Shop, Bank, Lumber Yards, and a Grain Elevator. Mail was simply left in the depot and people sorted their own until 1902 when the Post Office was established.

Webb continued to grow rapidly, but disaster struck in the fall of 1913 when fire destroyed the east block of business places. Come the next spring, the west block was ravaged. This time, brick was used in some of the rebuilding.

Sponsors of Webb, 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!

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Businesses of Webb, IA


The businesses of our towns are truly the lifeblood of each community, click on any businesses below to learn about them, to learn how to add your business to your town and county page CLICK HERE

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Community Organizations of Webb, 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!

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Events of Webb, 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!

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Faith Communities of Webb, 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!

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Points of Interest of Webb, 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!

Clay 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 Clay County, IA page.

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Citizens of Clay 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!

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Veterans of Clay 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!