Armstrong, IA

Town in Emmet County, IA

Sponsors of Armstrong, 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!

About Armstrong, IA


Originally known as “Armstrong Grove” after the area was explored by trapper, Thomas Armstrong, in 1856, Armstrong has grown into one of the cleanest, most well-kept little towns in Iowa. The first permanent settlers arrived in 1864, and in 1872 the first 4th of July celebration marked the beginnings of the town’s yearly event that now draws thousands of people from the region.

Armstrong is only a short half-hour drive west of Iowa’s premier resort area—Spirit Lake and Lake Okoboji—and the famous Arnold’s Park amusement park. West Okoboji is often considered to be one of three blue-water lakes in the world. The other two are Lake Geneva in Switzerland and Lake Louise in Canada. With depths reaching 136 feet, the lake makes it a popular regional destination point for motor boating, water skiing, sailing, and swimming.

Armstrong’s rich history includes the arrival of the locomotive in 1892, followed by a spurt of development in the years 1894 through 1903 when the first schoolhouse was erected, a fire department was organized, waterworks and telephone systems were established, gaslights illuminated the business area, and an Opera House opened. Much of this history is on display at Armstrong’s Heritage Museum, which opens by appointment and during city-wide celebrations. Armstrong’s residents are proud of that fact that their library is one out of 199 accredited libraries of the 542 that dot the state of Iowa. Armstrong’s progressive pioneer spirit is carrying it strongly into the future.

Businesses of Armstrong, 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!

Community Organizations of Armstrong, 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 Armstrong, 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 Organizations of Armstrong, 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 Armstrong, 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!

Emmet County, IA


Visit our county page and 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 Emmet County, IA page.

Veterans of Emmet 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!