PLACES OF INTEREST IN AREA
Barn Quilts - There has been a proliferation of quit patterns now displayed throughout Floyd County on old barns and other buildings. For more information and a map, contact the Floyd County Museum or the Charles City Chamber of Commence listed below.
Carrie Chapman Catt Childhood Home – Catt who grew up near Charles City, led the drive for universal woman suffrage in the United States. Her 1866 childhood farm home south of Charles City is being restored. Open by appointment only: 641.228.3336. Web page: Carrie Chapman Catt.
Charles City is the largest town in Floyd County and the county seat. There are many thing to do and see. Click on the following links to learn about what Charles City has to offer both business and tourists interests:
Floyd County Museum – The Floyd County Museum is located at Charles City, the birthplace of the farm tractor. The Museum displays several models manufactured there under the names: Hart-Parr, Oliver, Cockshutt, Minneapolis-Moline and White. You can also see the turn-of-the-century drug store, the country school classroom, and other period rooms as well. The Museum is located at 500 Gilbert Street, Charles City. Phone: 641.228.1099. Web page: Floyd County Museum.
Golf Courses – There are two courses within 10 miles of Marble Rock. Round Grove Golf & Country Club, Greene. Phone: 641.816.5621. Golf & Country Club, Rockford. Phone: 641.756.3314.
Little Brown Church – In the nineteen century hymn written by William Pitts, "Church in the Wildwood" immortalized this landmark, located near Nashua 18 miles east of Marble Rock. Web page: Little Brown Church
RRMR Community School – The Rudd, Rockford, Marble Rock Community School is located on the east edge of Rockford about 10 miles north and west of Marble Rock. RRMR Community School
Rockford Fossil Park – More than 350 million years ago, tiny fossils representing the Devonian Period were deposited near Rockford. Observe the indoor exhibits and explore the clay pits for your own samples. Admission is free. For their web page, click on Fossil Center
Shell Rock River – The Shell Rock River which flows through Marble Rock offers opportunities for fishing, canoeing and boating.
Veterans Memorials - A memorial had been erected in Marble Rock to honor area veterans dating back to the war of 1812. This is located on Bradford Street one block east of Main Street.
A county-wide Veterans Memorial has also been erected on the Floyd County Floyd County Courthouse lawn. This honors veterans from Charles City as well as all other locations in the county.
Winnebago BSA Camp – Camp is located two miles north of Marble Rock. Summer and winter camping facilities have been used by thousands of boys. It is one of finest Scout Camps in the United States. Web Page: Winnebago Scout Camp
Genealogy information may be found on http://iagenweb.org/floyd .
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