"People Working Together for a Better Tomorrow"
Explore Fairfield throughout this
site. Slow down in life and enjoy the Heartland of America.
Fairfield is located in southeast Iowa, and is
the county seat of Jefferson County. It is located
22 miles west of Mt. Pleasant and 25 miles east of
Ottumwa. Fairfield was incorporated in 1847.
Fairfield enjoys many arts and civic organizations
which brings the Fairfield community closer together.
Strolling through our park system is one way of
enjoying the abundance of nature that surrounds the Fairfield area.
Education has always been important to
Fairfield. From pre-school through college, Fairfield offers many
opportunities for educational advancement.
th Army Band-
The 34th Army Band from the Iowa National Guard is based in
See also: Patriotism for
vidoclips of Veteran's Day.
Building homes for those less fortunate is one way
to bring a community closer together.
Wintertime in Fairfield brings out the wonders of
nature at Waterworks Park.
See also: Snowmen.
Good sportsmanship is taught at every age in
Fairfield, giving our youth both physical and social skills.
Fairfield is proud of the Bonnifield Home, believed
to be the oldest surviving home structure in Iowa, dating from
Our senior citizens have opportunities to participate in Fairfield life.
Helping others has always been an important part of Fairfield
life. There are several long-established service clubs to join and
be involved in.
Carnegie Historical Library and museum
Built in the 1890's with help from Andrew Carnegie, this is the first
Carnegie library to be built in Iowa and the first west of the
Mississippi River. It is listed on the National Register of
Keeping Fairfield managed properly is the responsibility of our mayor
and city council.
See also: Fire, Police,
Snow removal, brush
Area Chamber of Commerce-
The Chamber provides many services to the community and helps develop
The new Fairfield Library was built and then dedicated in 1996.
It provides bright, cheery reading areas, ample room for materials, and
audio/visual checkout materials. Computers and copiers are
|Central Park -
benches, bronze sculpture,
walkways, center of the
Elaborate Christmas display
naming Fairfield the
Many groups use Central
Park for their activities
throughout the year.
Learn about the
Fairfield Strategic Plan,
introduced in May, 2003
Download this PDF file and
discover how Fairfield will
grow and develop in the future.
Did you know that the
Fairfield Golf and Country Club was the first ever built west of the
Fairfield trivia ...
First post office was in Thomas Dickey's hat.
Thomas Dickey also had the first hotel in 1839.
First brick house built in 1843.
John T. Moberly was the first physician, in 1839.
Samuel Shuffleton was the first lawyer, in 1839.
Rev. Reuben Gaylord, Congregationalist, preached the first sermon,
A son was born to a Mr. Shepherd in the fall of 1839, the first on
the town quarter.
Eliphalet B. Fitch was the first death in the town, 1839.
Farnham Whitecomb and Nancy Fox were the first couple married,