Hawarden, IA

Town in Sioux County, IA

Sponsors of Hawarden, 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 Hawarden, IA

A Town of History

Located on the Big Sioux River in Sioux County, Hawarden, Iowa has a population of about 2,500. Named in honor of the leading British statesman of the 19th Century, William Gladstone (who came from Hawarden County, England), in 1887 the town of Hawarden was incorporated after it had annexed the nearby village of Calliope in order to form one larger community. However, historic Calliope Village has been preserved and attracts many visitors to view its 14 buildings including the original post office, the Community Church, a stagecoach depot, courthouse and jail. Each year, Hawarden hosts “Big Sioux River Days” on Labor Day weekend when Calliope Village comes alive with tours and activities.

Hawarden’s residents are proud of their strong faith community that includes ten churches. The strength of those residents’ community spirit is easily seen as well in the town’s well-kept City Park in which the Hawarden Area Veterans Memorial was built to remember the names of 1,030 local veterans who have bravely served their country. The West Sioux School District provides education for the citizens of western Sioux County including the towns of Hawarden, Ireton, and Chatsworth. Just 6.5 miles northeast of Hawarden is Oak Grove—a picturesque 101-acre outdoor recreation area adjacent to Big Sioux Park, comprised of 278 acres that offer panoramic views of the Big Sioux River Valley. Together, the 379 acres allow access to the Big Sioux River, large outcroppings of Sioux Quartzite, and have electric and nonelectric campsites, hiking trails, park shelters, and educational programs held by the Sioux County Conservation Department.

Businesses of Hawarden, IA

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Community Organizations of Hawarden, 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 Hawarden, 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 Hawarden, 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 Hawarden, 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!

Sioux 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 Sioux County, IA page.

Veterans of Sioux 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!