Once described as a jewel on the hand of Iowa County, Williamsburg, Iowa is located in the geographic center of the county. It is a town full of excitement, industry and history.
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Williamsburg is located outside of Iowa City. View homes for sale in the Iowa City area for more real estate options.
Living here gives you access to many shops, including the popular Tanger Outlets. Locals also enjoy shopping at the charming town square, which was named one of the most beautiful in Iowa. Modeled in the New England style, the town square has a vibrant Central Park in the middle, which is surrounded by small, adorable stores.
Whether you want to shop, live in or visit a vibrant small town, Williamsburg is a community with lots to explore. Learn more about the current real estate market, homes for sale and about the town’s history.
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The city was founded in 1854 by Richard Williams, a local sawmill owner. He hoped the Rock Island Railroad would pass just north of the town. When it was built ten miles away, he didn’t give up his vision for the town and platted 40 acres by his farm to found Williamsburg, Iowa, which was later named in his honor.
He added another 40 acres to the city in 1856, which is currently the downtown area. In 1884, Williams’ prediction came true when another railroad was constructed. After this railway was built, which connected Cedar Rapids to Ottumwa, the city’s population grew to 1,000 people overnight.
Williamsburg, Iowa has a lot of interesting figures in its history. The Holden Foundation Seeds company, which was later sold to a larger entity, supplied a large percentage of Iowa farmland with its patented seeds. Today, they still breed proprietary seeds used in farming.
Eugene Burton Ely was born in Williamsburg, Iowa in 1886. He helped pioneer flying aircrafts from ships and was honored by the US Navy for his contributions.
Williamsburg Rec Center: The center includes a gym, an aquatics center and programs for kids of all ages. The outdoor pool is open on warm days only but has slides, a zero-depth pool and lap lanes. You can rent out any part of the facility for a party or get a membership and enjoy the fitness classes and equipment.
Williamsburg Public Library: Open every day with the exception of Sunday, the library offers resources for people of all ages. In addition, they have ongoing programming and lectures.
Tanger Outlet: Visitors come from hours away to enjoy the dozens of shops at the outlet. Stores ranging from Banana Republic Outlet to Harry and David’s to Nike’s Clearance Outlet offer every shopper an opportunity to find something special at a great price!
Fireside Winery: Fireside wine is made for you to enjoy in those fun, relaxing moments next to a fire or when you are unwinding from a stressful week. The winery itself has both an indoor and outdoor space for either relaxing, enjoying a concert or hosting an event.
Woolen Needle: The Woolen Needle offers kits for quilting, wool applique and punch needle. You can also buy fabric, patterns or take a class.