Worthington

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Nestled between Highway 20 and Highway 151, Worthington is sure to meet all your expectations of a quaint, small, safe, and affordable town.


 If you are visiting the Field of Dreams or the Basilica in Dyersville from the Southeast side of the great state of Iowa, you will likely pass through Worthington on Highway 136. Make sure to have a bite to eat at the best bar in town, The Last Straw, and grab some of the best soft-serve ice cream around at Morning Star Station while you stretch your legs at our Veteran’s Memorial Park, just adjacent to Highway 136. 


Be sure to follow us on Facebook (City of Worthington-City Hall) for news and events in and around the area, and look out for the annual Benefit the Veterans Event and Music in the Park event Sunday, September 18, 2022. The Bellamy Brothers with John Conlee will be performing for the Benefit the Vets Event at the Memorial Hall.


If you are already a part of our community, thank you. If you are considering relocating your home or business to Worthington, or simply thinking about a visit, please do. You won’t be disappointed.

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