Madison County, Iowa community links including the Cities of: Bevington, Earlham, East Peru, Macksburg, Patterson, St. Charles, Truro and Winterset.


Community Links in Madison County, Iowa

Our Communities

Harmon Tunnel

Madison County, Iowa

Madison County is famous for being the county where John Wayne was born, and for a number of covered bridges. These bridges were featured in the book and movie, The Bridges of Madison County.

The following cities are found in Madison County, and the population statistics are from the 2000 census.  Cities have been linked where a website exists.

Cities / Population
Bevington 58
Earlham 1298
East Peru 153
Macksburg 142
Patterson 126
St. Charles 619
Truro 427
Winterset 4768

Art Galleries/Museums/
Historical Sites

Birthplace of John Wayne
216 S. 2nd St.
Winterset, Iowa 50273 USA
(515) 462-1044

Born Marion Robert Morrison in 1907, John
Wayne began life in a modest home in Winterset. The home has been restored to its 1907 appearance with authentic furnishings, and memorabilia. Guided tours are available from 10:00am to 4:30pm daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's day.

Earlham Historical Society - Hockett House Museum
200 Sycamore Street NE
Earlham, IA 50072

Earlham's History Is Lovingly Preserved In The
Original 1860's Home Of Founders David & Mary Hockett.  The Hockett House Museum is OPEN to the Public Every Sunday 2pm to 5pm From Memorial Weekend To September 30th.  Admission is Free.

Madison County Historical Society - Historical Complex Buildings:
1-Bevington-Kaser Mansion
2-Winterset Train Depot
3-Zion Church
4-Field Mercantile Store
5-Stone Barn

815 South Second Ave.
Winterset, IA 50273
(515) 462-2134
Open daily from May 1 to October 31.
Mon. - Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. all year)

Winterset Art Center
Located one block west of the Birthplace of
John Wayne, the Art Center features paintings, prints, posters and other artwork by local
artists, as well as a display honoring George Washington Carver. The 1854-era home was
once used as a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Madison County Historical Museum

Madison County Historical Society sign


Monumental Park

County Parks

Cedar Bridge Park
Criss Cove
Clanton Creek Recreation Area
Fellowship Forest
Goeldner Woods
Guye Woods
Hanson Prairie
Jensen Marsh
McBride Timer Preserve
Middle River County Park
Pammel Park

Visit our County Conservation page
for more information!
















Public Services

Winterset Public Library
123 N 2nd St
Winterset, IA 50273
Phone: 515-462-1731

Earlham Public Library
120 S. Chestnut Ave
Earlham, IA 50072

(515) 758-2121

St. Charles Public Library
210 Nth Cross St.
St. Charles, IA 50240

Truro Public Library
114 E Center, PO Box 49
Truro, IA 50257

Madison County Health Care
300 Hutchings Street
Winterset, Iowa 50273
Phone: (515) 462-2373

Earlham Medical Clinic
P.O. Box 516
125 West 1st Street
Earlham, Iowa 50072
Phone: (515) 758-2907 

Madison County Courthouse



Clarks Tower

Golf Courses

Lakeview Country Club
3724 Lakeview Lane
Winterset, IA 50273-8021

9 holes over 2,880 yards with a par of 35;  
Public; 3 miles from the center of Winterset




Schools, Colleges, Training

Click here for a list of schools, colleges and training opportunities in Madison County, Iowa

Southwestern Community College - Red Oak Technology Building



Zion Federated Church - Oldest church in Madison County


Click here for a list of Churches in Madison County, Iowa

Click here for a list of Cemeteries in Madison County, Iowa



Madison County Chamber of Commerce
73 Jefferson Street
Winterset, Iowa 50273
Phone: (515) 462-1185
FAX: (515) 462-1393
E-mail ~ Website
Madison County Economic Development
101 E. Jefferson St, Suite 1
Winterset, Iowa 50273
Phone: (515) 402-7851
FAX: (515) 462-1393
Email ~ Website