Hiram Cole and his brother in law, Lawrence McNamee founded the town of Colesburg, Iowa in Section 4 of Colony Township on August 10, 1848. The current population is 386.

Colesburg is located along Highway 3 on the northeast corner of Delaware County, approximately 25 miles northeast of Manchester. We are approximately 4 miles east of Fountain Springs Park and Twin Bridges.

Local points of interest include: ¬†Edgewood Colesburg Schools-Elementary JK-6th grades, Hill Country Convenience Store, Farmers Savings Bank, the Veteran’s Memorial and Pride Park complete with gazebo and beautiful flower garden located on Main Street. City Park sits just off Main Street to the west. This beautiful complex contains two shelters, and also softball, tennis, and sand volleyball courts. The park shelters and parking lots provide easy access to the playground and permanent restrooms. A nine hole public golf course (Lone Pine Golf Course) and municipal swimming pool sit in the southeast portion of town and provide fun for the whole family.

Variety of free services available including: books, magazines, videos, audio books, large print books, Iowa section, children’s library, computers with Internet access, children’s learning software, electric library, interlibrary loan, genealogy department (microfilm & reader), copy machine, fax, typewriters, Iowa & City Code Books, reference materials, atlas & maps, adult & children’s programming.


Monday 1:00-6:00
Tuesday 1:00-8:00
Wednesday 4:00-8:00
Thursday 9:00-2:00 P.M.
Friday 1:00-5:00 P.M.
Saturday 9:00-12:00


220 Main Street
Phone & Fax: 563-856-5800


Carol Walthart

Colesburg Library


403 West Union Street Edgewood, IA
Phone: 563 928-6412
409 East Street Colesburg, IA
Phone: 563-856-2415

Colesburg United Methodist Church


Joan Thomas



Sunday Services-Winter Hours:

Sunday School: 10:15 a.m.
Morning Worship: 9:00 a.m.
Weekly programs for all ages

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church


Father John Freiderick




8:30 Sunday Morning
1st Friday of Month: 7:00 a.m.





Tom Forkenbrock
Phone: 563-856-3185
Fax: 563-856-2096

City Council:

Roger Waterman
Nick Brown
Steve Schilling
Jared Diers
Jim Diers

City Clerk:

Julie Wessel
Phone: 563-856-3185
Fax: 563-856-2096
Office address: 317 Main Street
Office hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8-1 and Wednesday: 1-6:00 P.M.

Council Meetings:

Held the second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the community center located at 220 Main Street.

Assistant Fire Chief:

Andy Fensterman
Phone: 563-856-4600

Ambulance Department:

Maggie Fensterman
Phone: 563-856-2155


Water & Sewer: City of Colesburg
Telephone: Windstream
Electric: Alliant Energy
Gas: Black Hills