Beacon

Mayor: Jim Hughes
641.660.9636
Clerk: Jamie Williamson
641.660.9308
Office: 641.676.4564
Office Hours: By appointment

Population: 477*
Total Area: 1.01 sq. mi.
Housing Units: 242*

Form of Government:  Mayor/Council
Council Meetings:  First Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. unless the first Tuesday falls on the 1st or 2nd of the month, then the meeting is held on the First Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Meetings are held at the Beacon City Hall.

Hall Rentals: Angie Mathis
641.569.3304

Mailing Address:  409 Reed Street, PO Box 127, Beacon IA 52534

Beacon was laid out in 1864 as a coal mining town under the name of “Enterprise.” On the completion of the Keokuk and Des Moines Railroad, it was called “Oskaloosa Station.” Mining boomed shortly after the Civil War. There used to be a five-story mill in the town made of brick and stone. Beacon was incorporated in 1874 and was a thriving mining community. As the mines moved westward, so did the miners. Beacon today is a quite comfortable community located on the west edge of Oskaloosa.

*July 1, 2016 Census Bureau Estimate