Le Mars, Iowa, with a population over 9,000 became officially recognized as the Ice Cream Capital of the World in October of 1994. More ice cream is produced here than in any other city in the world.
Le Mars is also proud to tout its British heritage. Le Mars can attribute its cultural and social growth to the English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh, while its industrialization can be mostly affiliated with the German and Dutch.
The history of Le Mars dates back as early as the 1850s when white settlers arrived to the region now known as Plymouth County. The county of Plymouth was organized in 1853 and started with two townships.