The small town of Wilton offers everything from history to recreation and education. Wilton (formerly Wilton Junction) is a city in Cedar and Muscatine Counties in Iowa. The population was 2,839 at the 2010 census. The Muscatine County portion of Wilton is part of the Muscatine Metropolitan. Continue browsing this page to see all houses for sale in Wilton, IA and if you need to do a little more research before buying, check out the information on this page.
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Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone Number: (563) 441-1776
Mr. Christian Marolf was the first white settler to build a home in the area that was to be known as Wilton in the new state of Iowa (1846). It was he who came in July 1849, and owned a small log house by the German Lutheran church. When he built his home Mr. Marolf could only see the home of Mr. Stearns just west of town on the south side of the Moscow road. Mr. Marolf was soon followed by Mr. Ben Maurer in 1850 whose land now comprises North Wilton and Peter Marolf in 1851, which is now known as Marolf’s addition. The city was once home to the Wilton German English College from 1894 to 1905. The campus of the college was later turned into City Park, and some of the college’s buildings remain to this day.
Wilton has a library/community center building in the northeast section of the city, near the high school that provides numerous resources to residents. Historic sites include the Wilton Candy Kitchen, which is the oldest ice cream parlor in the world, and the former Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad depot built in 1898. Both are in the downtown area and on the National Register of Historic Places. Wilton has four parks. The City Park in the heart of the town has an indoor swimming pool as well as a playground, shelter house and baseball field. Westview Park is on the west side of town and has tennis courts, playground equipment, a walking path, and a ball field. Elder Park is in the downtown area and has a small picnic area. Cherrydale Park on the south side contains three baseball fields and a playground.
The Wilton Community School District, which is home to the Wilton Beavers who play in the Cedar Valley Conference, serves Wilton, Moscow, and the surrounding rural areas. The school district includes an elementary school and a junior/senior high school. Cornerstone Christian School is a private elementary school that is also located in Wilton, at Heartland Fellowship Church of Wilton.