Welcome to Fayette County!

         Welcome to Fayette County!

Fayette County ranks 13th in the midwest as a "Best Place to Live". Fayette County covers 720 square miles of prairie, farmland and scenic bluffs. This is a great place to build any business. We're convenient to transportation and wireless communication and there's a choice of five industrial parks - some 175 acres groomed for business growth. You and your employees will enjoy a great standard of living in Fayette County. Our school systems are great which is indicated by the fact that 83 percent of our graduates are college bound. Our beautiful parks and array of outdoor recreational activities is endless. Come see how fantastic Fayette County is!

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"Music on the Move"

Posted: Wed, August 1, 2018
Join the Fayette County Tourism Council on there  2018 "Music on the Move" bus tour September 23rd!
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2018 TRRC Safari Kits Available!

Posted: Tue, May 29, 2018
The Turkey River Recreational Corridor will again sponsor their annual summer project for school-aged children in the Turkey River Corridor area to encourage families and travelers to get out into the corridor to explore some of the  wonderful sites in Fayette and Clayton Counties.  A FREE safari kit can be picked up at area libraries or the FCED and Tourism Office in West Union.
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2018 Explore Fayette County Available

Posted: Mon, May 21, 2018
The 2018 edition of Explore Fayette County published by the Fayette County Union/Fayette Publishing is available.  Get your copy full of events and activities throughout Fayette county this summer at local business or the Fayette County Economic Development and Tourism Office in West Union.  For more information call 563-422-5073.
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Elgin named "River Town of the Year"

Posted: Wed, February 21, 2018
We can finally announce that Elgin is the 2018 River Town of the Year!
Here is the social media release from Iowa Rivers Revival:
Each year, Iowa Rivers Revival presents the "River Town of the Year" Award to an Iowa river community that demonstrated a commitment to reclaiming the waterfront. The Award highlights a city of town's outstanding work to enhance connections to its river, using it as an anchor for economic development, recreation, and ecological practices, as well as addressing some of the challenges and solutions related to water quality.

We are so excited to announce that on March 16th, w e will present the 2018 award to Elgin! Elgin, along with great partners at the Fayette County Conservation, Northeast Iowa RC&D, and the Turkey River Recreational Corridor, has embraced the Turkey River and its surrounding area!
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