Humboldt, IA

Town in Humboldt County, IA

Sponsors of Humboldt, 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 Humboldt, IA


Humboldt creates a favorable impression on most every visitor to this scenic city. The city’s founder, Stephen H. Taft, came from the east and fell in love at first sight. “I remember the delight with which I first looked upon this beautiful spot of the Des Moines valley. It was the afternoon of a perfect September day, and I can never forget the impression it made upon me by its wild and marvelous beauty,” Taft wrote.

Taft laid out the town of Springvale (later to be renamed Humboldt) in 1863. Springvale was originally chosen as the town’s name because of several fine springs which were found along the river. “Springvale was changed to Humboldt with the intent that under it, Dakota (City) and Springvale might be merged into one town,” Taft wrote.

Humboldt County, formed in 1851, is one of the smallest counties in the state of Iowa, but wasn’t always that way.

Humboldt County originally embraced 16 townships. On July 1, 1855, the Iowa General Assembly legislated Humboldt County out of existence and apportioned its territory equally between Kossuth County to the north and Webster County to the south. The county was re-established with the original boundaries on February 26, 1857. By some manipulation of the bill, however, it was found after its passage, that the southern tier of townships had been erased from the bill and given to Webster County. It was approved in this form. Webster County would not relinquish the land it gained from Humboldt County, and the courts held that the new Constitution prevailed. Thus, Humboldt County has just 12 townships and is one of the smallest counties in the state.

Businesses of Humboldt, IA


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Community Organizations of Humboldt, 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 Humboldt, 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 Humboldt, 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 Humboldt, 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!

Humboldt 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 Humboldt County, IA page.

Veterans of Humboldt 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!