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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First Day Hike being held at VRRA

Posted: Wed, December 27, 2017
What's the best way to spend New Year's Day? Take a First Day Hike at the Volga River Recreation Area.  Join us at the Day Use Area on January 1st at 10:00 a.m. for a 2.5-mile moderate hike. For more information or in case of cancellation please call 515-975-8819 for more information.
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Hazard Mitigation Plan

Posted: Mon, December 18, 2017
The Fayette County Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available for public review and comment. Fayette County and its jurisdictions have worked diligently over the last year and a half to complete an update to a Comprehensive Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Beginning December 20, a draft of the plan will be available for review or comment on the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission website,  http://uerpc.org/comprehensive-planning-comments.html

For more information please contact Michelle Barness, Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission, at 563-283-6171 or Lisa Roberts, Fayette County Emergency Management Coordinator, at 563-412-9200.
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Hootenanny Jammers

Posted: Tue, August 8, 2017
The Hootenanny Jammers continue to play each Firday from 6-9 p.m. at the Oelwein Coliseum.  Admission is a donation.
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Elgin Named a Top River Town

Posted: Mon, May 1, 2017
Elgin was named a Top Three finalist for 2017 River Town of the Year by the nonprofit group Iowa River Revival. Elgin is a member of the Turkey River Recreation Cooridor, which was the first river region to be designated an Iowa Great Place; the River Bluffs Scenic Byway; and the Turkey River Water Trail. There are numerous land trails around Elgin, plus the expansion of the Elgin-to-Gilbertson Park Trail project. Also, Elgin is a member of the Turkey River Watershed Management Authority, which is focused on flood prevention and water quality.
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