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Worthington is a charming small city with a rich history and vibrant community located in the beautiful Dubuque County of Iowa. With a population of just 381, Worthington offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of big city life while still providing access to modern amenities and conveniences.

Worthington is known for its beautiful parks, including the popular Worthington Memorial Park, which features a playground, picnic areas, and sports fields. The city also boasts several yearly musical events, including August's annual Benefit the Vets concert.

Worthington is conveniently located just off Iowa Highway 136, making getting to and from the city easy, and situated near several other charming Iowa towns and attractions, including the Field of Dreams and Red Faber Muesem.

Whether you're looking to explore the area's history, enjoy the great outdoors, or relax and unwind, Worthington has something for everyone. We invite you to come and experience the warmth and hospitality of our small city for yourself!

AGENDA ITEMS - Citizens shall submit all items they wish to be included for consideration as an agenda item to the City Clerk no later than 12:00 pm on the Wednesday before a council meeting.  

BUILDING PERMITS - Must be submitted no later than 12:00 pm on the Wednesday before a council meeting to be considered at a City Council Meeting.  This allows time for the Permit to be reviewed and consideration given at the meeting. 

​Per City Resolution 2022-06

​​Our Town History

​​In 1858 an Englishman by the name of Amos Worthington ventured here from Cincinnati, Ohio. He chose a spot about 35 miles southwest of Dubuque in the path between Farley and Cedar Rapids that would be accessible to the Dubuque Southern railroad. He built the first general merchandise store in the area and soon another businessman by the name of Mr. Piersall built a second store. It wasn’t long before a blacksmith shop and saloon were built near the two stores. It was not until October 1, 1892 that the people of the village petitioned the Court of Dubuque County to become an incorporated town. An election was held with a total of 42 eligible voters, 32 of which voted yes to incorporate, and the remaining 10 voting no. The Clerk of Court certified a copy of all proceedings and the date of the official incorporation of the Town of Worthington was to be January 2, 1893