Bancroft, IA

Town in Kossuth County, IA

Sponsors of Bancroft, 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 Bancroft, IA


The Garden Spot of Iowa

Named after historian and diplomat George Bancroft, the town of Bancroft, Iowa, was first surveyed in the fall of 1881. Serving as an important agricultural and railway hub for the area, numerous merchants established operations in Bancroft in that first year that included a grocery, lumber yard, iron forge and hardware store, as well as three restaurants, the Bank of Bancroft, and a hotel called the Globe House.

By the early 1900s, four general stores, two drug stores, and two hardware stores were located in Bancroft. Early telephone service was established around 1900, and a waterworks system had been in operation since 1895. Many of the merchants and business established during this period are still familiar to Bancroft’s residents today. These include the Bancroft Register newspaper; Farmers and Traders Savings Bank; Hatten Brothers; Kennedy Brothers Department Store; P. J. Nemmers; and Welp Cement Products.

With a population today of just over 800 people, Bancroft holds small-town values with big-town ideas. The town’s thriving main street businesses include a grocery store, hardware store, furniture store, home entertainment sales and service, pharmacy and restaurants. Service businesses include a dental clinic, chiropractic clinic, attorney, accounting/CPA office, spa, nursing home, fitness and health center, locally owned bank, as well as a medical clinic, EMS, and volunteer fire department. Residents welcome visitors to enjoy all of Bancroft’s many recreational opportunities in its beautiful parks, including the famed and historic Bancroft Memorial Ballpark. There is much to see and do in Bancroft!

Community Organizations of Bancroft, 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 Bancroft, 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 Bancroft, 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 Bancroft, 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!

Kossuth 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 Kossuth County, IA page.

Veterans of Kossuth 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!