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Grinnell, IA

About GrinnellFollowing the urging of Horace Greeley to “Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country,” Josiah Bushnell Grinnell established a town between the Iowa and Skunk rivers in 1854. Grinnell, a congressman, abolitionist and Congregational clergyman, lost his pastorate in Washington, D.C., after an antislavery sermon. In 1859 Grinnell donated land for Grinnell College, founded by Congregational missionaries from New England.

Grinnell College continues to set the tone for the city, which also thrives on more than a dozen local manufacturing plants as well as the produce from neighboring farmlands. The 1914 Merchants National Bank is one of the last structures designed by renowned architect Louis Henri Sullivan.

Visitor Centers Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce 833 4th Ave. Grinnell, IA 50112. Phone:(641)236-6555

Things to Do Faulconer Gallery

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Grinnell, IA

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