Marshalltown is located south of Grinnell and Newton, along the Iowa River. This city has homes for rent in an area that's considered one of the most beautiful in the state, filled with innovative industries and a healthy economy.
Facts for Renters About Marshalltown
The original settler of the city was a man named Henry Anson. He was the one to originally dub Marshalltown the "Prettiest place in Iowa" in 1851.
Marshalltown became the county seat of Marshall County in 1863 after the citizens raised money to build a courthouse on land Anson had donated.
Anson's son Adrian played Big League baseball for 27 years, starting off on the Philadelphia Athletics in 1872. He has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
To see some of the city's beauty, renters can check out the many parks and conservation areas. These include the Grimes Farm and Conservation Center, the Glick-Sower Heritage Homestead and the Appleberry Farm. There are also several unique attractions in the area. For instance, in Gladbrook, renters can see Matchstick Marvels, where an artist turns matchsticks into detailed sculptures. There's also the Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop, a preserved blacksmith shop that offers a full range of smithing services to visitors. The region's festivals are also fun for renters to enjoy. Every June, there's the State Center Rose Festival, and in July there's the Central Iowa Fair. This region provides year-round entertainment to renters.