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Garner City

Hancock County, Iowa

Garner City Hall is located at 135 West 5th Street, Garner, IA 50438.
Phone: 641‑923‑2588.


Beginnings [1, 2]

Garner was platted in 1870 in conjunction with the building of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. The town was named for Colonel W. W. Garner, a civil engineer on the Rock Island Railroad. Garner was incorporated in 1891. The county seat was transferred from Concord, about a mile distant, when the railroad was built through Garner, bypassing Concord.

  1. Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Iowa, IOWA: A Guide to the Hawkeye State, American Guide Series, The Viking Press, New York, 1938.
  2. Garner History and Culture, www.garneriowa.org, accessed May, 2014.