Mayor: John Simmers, 641.969.4267
Office Hours: 8-4
Total Area: 1.18 sq. mi.
Housing Units: 502*
Form of Government:
Council Meetings: First Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Eddyville is a community that straddles Wapello, Mahaska and Monroe counties. It was founded by Jabish P. Eddy, in 1841, before Iowa became a state. It was a place for trade with the Indians and for pioneers to provision and ford the Des Moines river. The first commercial coal mines in Wapello County were opened near Eddyville. Local oral history has it that a two-story house that once stood at the northwest corner of Seventh Street and Vance Street served as a stop on the Underground Railroad until the Civil War made that unnecessary.
*July 1, 2016 Census Bureau Estimate