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Grimes
Polk County, Iowa

ZipCodes
50111




Page Contents for Grimes, Iowa

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Iowa state capital is Des Moines.
The population of Grimes is approximately 5,098 (2000), 8246 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,005 (1990), 3115 (2010).
The amount of land area in Grimes is 18.256 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Grimes to Washington DC is 940 miles.
The distance to the Iowa state capital is 10 miles. (as the crow flies)
Grimes is positioned 41.66 degrees north of the equator and 93.78 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

only about ten minutes from Des Moines.
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History & History Related Items

Grimes was first known as Stewart when it was established in 1881. Since there was also a Stuart in Iowa, the post office department disallowed the name of Stewart when the town applied. They then chose Grimes, probably after James W. Grimes, the third governor of the state.
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Attractions

The Farmhouse
10000 NW 70th Ave.
Grimes, Iowa
Phone: 515-986-3628
Open: 10-5 Tue., Wed., Fri. and Sat.;10-6 Thu.; year-round.
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Grimes City Government

Grimes has a Mayor and City Council form of government.

Grimes Chamber

Grimes Iowa Chamber of Commerce
250 SW 1st St.
Grimes, Iowa
Phone: 515-986-5770
Fax: 515-986-5776

Grimes Organizations

Grimes Iowa Chamber of Commerce
250 SW 1st St.
Grimes, Iowa
Phone: 515-986-5770
Fax: 515-986-5776

Grimes Libraries

The Grimes Library
200 N James
PO Box 290
Grimes, IA 50111
Phone: 515-986-3551
FAX: 515-986-9553
Email

Grimes Schools

Dallas Center - Grimes School District
Administration
1414 Walnut, Suite 200
Dallas Center, IA 50063
Phone: 515-992-3866
Fax: 515-992-3079 Grimes

Miscellany

The population of Grimes was:
1990 - 2,653
2000 - 5,098

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