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Statistics & Facts

The Iowa state capital is Des Moines.
The population of Stuart is approximately 1,522 (1990), 1648 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 676 (1990), 667 (2010).
The amount of land area in Stuart is 4.283 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Stuart to Washington DC is 966 miles.
The distance to the Iowa state capital is 37 miles. (as the crow flies)
Stuart is positioned 41.50 degrees north of the equator and 94.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.


thirty miles west of Des Moines on Interstate 80 and about 100 miles east of Omaha, Nebraska.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Stuart.

The first settlers were Quakers who came from both Indiana and Ohio in 1850 to create a new community they called Summit Grove. They choose a high point of land for their new town. Charles Stuart of Vermont, visited here while employed by a scales company

Later, in 1868, Captain Stuart, now a veteran of the Civil War, purchased property here. Stuart is named for this man.

One of Stuart's more famous claims to fame came in the 1930s when Bonnie and Clyde arrived and robbed the First Naitonal Bank. The building now houses the Stuart Police Department.
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The settling of Stuart


The founding of Stuart

September 29, 1870


Western Skies Scenic Byway (East End)
Stuart, Iowa
Travel westward and shadows deepen in the valleys, hills in the distance. These are the wide-open spaces a preview of the West. Rediscover pioneer legends in the land where the Old World meets the new. Follow the signs from Stuart through Panora, Guthrie Center, Elk Horn/Kimballton, Harlan, Woodbine and Missouri Valley.

Good Egg Days
An annual town celebration held each summer!

Nations Bridge Park
Office phone: 515-523-1789
An 81 acre park about six miles north of Stuart. Amenities include camping, picnicking, nature and hiking trails, fishing and much more. Reservations are accepted.
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Stuart City Government

City of Stuart
City Hall phone: (515) 523-1455

Stuart Chamber

Stuart Chamber of Commerce
Stuart, IA 50250

Stuart Organizations

Stuart Chamber of Commerce
Stuart, IA 50250

Stuart Schools

West Central Valley Community Schools
312 N. Fremont
Stuart, IA 50250
Phone: (515)523-2187
FAX: (515)523-1166 Stuart


Stuart is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time each year.

The population of Stuart was:
1893 - 2,500
1925 - 1,531
1970 - 1,500
1990 - 1,522
2000 - 1,712

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