Information about Algona, IA and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

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A little about Algona

Algona has a long history of welcoming strangers into our midst. Because of that we have a rich cultural history surrounded by some of the world's best farmland.

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The history of Algona

Algona was founded in 1854 and after the Algonquian word for "Algonquin waters". Between 1869 and 1875 the community was the location of Algona College, an institution sponsored by the Methodist Church. In 1894, Algona, along with other Iowa communities such as Dysart and Wesley, became part of the project known as the "Orphan Trains". As New York City saw booming immigration, it also inevitably saw a rise in the number of orphans in its asylums. Unable to provide adequate care for them, it saw fit to ship nearly 100,000 westward to start a new life with families across America. Algona itself welcomed nearly 100 orphans into the town. Algona was the site of a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. From 1943 to 1946 Camp Algona housed nearly 10,000 prisoners, many of whom were put to work on farms owned by Americans who were fighting overseas. A museum now commemorates the camp's history and features a nativity scene built by the POW's.

Contact Information

Address:
123 E State St
Algona, Iowa
50511

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Businesses in Algona, Iowa

Here is a collection of local Algona, Iowa businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Art Automotive Business Services Haircare / Spas Real Estate Restaurants Shopping Winery / Brewery

 

The Quilted Steeple

Art

Quilting and scrapbooking retreat

 

Sportsman's Corner

Automotive

We sell fun! on two and four whaeels

 

Kaleidoscope Marketing

Business Services

Marketing and creative services

 

Sheri's Salon

Haircare / Spas

Hair care and beauty supplies

 

Soul Massage

Haircare / Spas

A relaxing healing experience

 

Algona Lofts

Real Estate

New living in historic spaces

 

Landmark Reality

Real Estate

Algona and surrounding area Real Estate Specialists!

 

Cinco De Mayo

Restaurants

Viva la Mexico!

 

Premier Pizza

Restaurants

Family owned since 1986.

 

The Chocolate Season

Restaurants

Homemade waffles, sandwiches and delectable treats

 

The Perky Parrot

Restaurants

An oasis in your day! Coffee, smoothies, baked goods and more

 

Cafe Boutique

Shopping

A little New York Style, a lot of personal service!

 

Party Party

Shopping

All the party supplies to make your shindig a hit!

 

Pet Kingdom

Shopping

Where Pets Rule!

 

Repeat Boutique

Shopping

A collection of stylish, gently worn clothing and accesories

 

The Market

Shopping

Home decor, clothing, jewelry and gifts

 

Plum Creek Winery

Winery / Brewery

Enjoy our handcrafted, quality wines.

 

Train Wreck Winery

Winery / Brewery

Dedicated to producing quality wines