Ayrshire, IA

Town in Palo Alto County, IA

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Destination Small Town meeting in Ayrshire IA Meeting on Nov 14, 2019 Posted Jul 15, 2018

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Ragbrai 2017
Ragbrai 2017 Posted Aug 26, 2018
Memorial Day 2008
Memorial Day 2008 Posted Aug 19, 2018
New Community Center 2007
New Community Center 2007 Posted Aug 18, 2018
Silver Lake Cemetery
Silver Lake Cemetery Posted Aug 12, 2018
Silver Lake
Silver Lake Posted Aug 12, 2018
Ayrshire Schools
Ayrshire Schools Posted Aug 03, 2018
Historic Churches
Historic Churches Posted Aug 02, 2018
Historic Businesses
Historic Businesses Posted Aug 01, 2018

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Sponsors of Ayrshire, IA

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About Ayrshire, IA

Ayrshire was incorporated on 20 September 1895 and is an active community located in the northwest corner of Iowa. It is a wonderful place to live and a great place to visit! It is small enough to know your neighbors, but large enough to offer most everything you may need. It also offers. Silver Lake as a recreation area for fishing and boating activities.

At one time it had two banks, two grocery stores, blacksmith shop, livery stable, creamery, hotel, at least two barber shops; Lutheran, Catholic, Methodist and Baptist churches; five gas stations, grain elevator, two cafes, a locker plant, a pharmacy, a lumber yard, two beer halls and several other businesses. It had both a Catholic and a public high school. The Catholic high school closed in 1947. The lower grades closed in 1968. The public school closed in the spring of 1982. The public school mascot was the Ayrshire Beavers.

In 1972, the town drew national attention for having the youngest mayor in America. Jody Smith was nineteen when he was elected mayor.

The rail line, by then part of the Chicago and North Western Railway, was abandoned in the 1980s, and torn up.

The town celebrated its Quasquicentennial in 2007.

Businesses of Ayrshire, IA

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Community Organizations of Ayrshire, 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 Ayrshire, 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 Ayrshire, 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 Ayrshire, IA

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Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto County, IA page.

Veterans of Palo Alto 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!