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City of Mechanicsville

In 1867 a petition by local citizens was presented to the Cedar County Court for incorporation of the towns of Iroquois and Mechanicsville into a single town to be known as Mechanicsville. This name had been chosen because most of the men in the early days of settlement were mechanics. The petition was heard and granted by J.C. Betts, judge for the county of Cedar November 25, 1867.


Mechanicsville the "just the right size" home.  Samll town living with easy access to work recreation or a quick trip to the city. With affordable housing, quality schools,easy work commutes our town continues a long history of a quality life. 

The city slogan is "Heaven Among the Cedars".


We are located in Cedar County Iowa along Highway 30. With a 2020 population of 1,127, it is the 252nd largest city in Iowa and the 9841st largest city in the United States. If you are looking to "right size" in a safe and family friendly community, you will want to check out Mechanicsville.

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