Howard County, Iowa community links including the Cities of: Chester, Cresco, Elma, Lime Springs, Protivin and Riceville.

 


Community Links in Howard County

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Howard County, Iowa

Howard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 9,932. Its county seat is Cresco.

Howard County was founded in 1851. It was named after General Tilghman Ashurst Howard, a Representative of Indiana.

CLICK HERE to visit the Howard County Economic Development website.

Cities in Howard County
(bolded cities have links)
City Population
Chester 151 
Cresco 3,905 
Elma 598 
Lime Springs 496 
Protivin 317 
Riceville 840 
 


Arts & Entertainment

Cresco Community Theatre
PO box 441
115 2nd Ave W
Cresco, IA 52136
563.547.4540
WEBSITE

Howard County Fairgrounds
West 7th Street
Cresco, IA 52136
563.547.4996
WEBSITE

Howard County Historical Society
722 Gillette Ave
Cresco, IA 52136
563.547.2217

Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation
19518 200th St
Cresco, IA 52136
563.569.8300
WEBSITE

Depot Museum in Elma, IA
 

 

Enjoying the beach at Lake Hendrichs!

Parks & Recreation

CLICK HERE to visit the Howard County Conservation Board's website for a list of Parks and Recreation areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Libraries

Cresco Public Library
320 N Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136
563.547.2540
WEBSITE

Elma Public Library
710 Busti Avenue
Elma, IA 50628
641.393.8100
WEBSITE

Lime Springs Public Library
112 Main Street
Lime Springs, IA 52155
563.566.2207
WEBSITE 

Riceville Public Library
307 Woodland Avenue
Riceville, IA 50466 
641.985.2273
WEBSITE

Public Library in Cresco, Iowa

   
 
   

Maple Heights Golf Course & Country Club in Elma, Iowa

Golf Courses

Cresco Country Club
22005 115th St
Cresco, IA 52136
319.547.2374

Maple Heights Golf & Country Club
200 E Wood St
Elma, IA 50628
515.393.2120
WEBSITE

Riceville Country Club
401 E Main St
Riceville, IA 50466
515.985.2447 

 

 

 
   Schools, Colleges, Training

CLICK HERE for a list of schools in Howard County

Northeast Iowa Community College - Cresco Center
 
 
 

Regional Health Services building

Community Health Services
563.547.2989
Cresco Medical Clinic
563.547.2022
Howard County Community Hospice
563.547.2989

327 8th Avenue W
Cresco, IA 52136

WEBSITE

Hospitals & Clinics

Howard Residential Care Facility
Patty Elwood Center
Country View Adult Day Services
21668 80th Street
Cresco, IA 52136

563.547.2398

Lime Springs Medical Clinic
& Pharmacy
101 W Main Street
PO Box 278
Lime Springs, IA 52155
563.566.2243
WEBSITE

Regional Health Services of
Howard County

235 8th Avenue W
Cresco, IA 52136
563.547.2101
WEBSITE

Riceville Family Care
& Therapy Center
915 Woodland Avenue
Riceville, IA 50466
641.985.2606

 
             

Welcome to Chester, Iowa - Established 1858!

Welcome to Cresco, Iowa!

Welcome to Lime Springs, Iowa!

Welcome to Protivin, Iowa!