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.

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: 1pm-6pm
Tuesday: 10am-8pm
Wednesday: 4pm-8pm
Thursday: 9am-2pm
Friday: 1pm-5pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm
Sunday: Closed


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

Colesburg Library

Edgewood-Colesburg School District

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

Colesburg Community Church


Pete Buschmann
500 1st Street, Colesburg, IA

Sunday Service: 10am
Sunday School: 9am

Weekly programs for all ages

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church


Rev. John S. Haugen
700 Delaware Street

Sunday Mass: 8am
CCD Classes: Wed. 7pm-8pm
Parks & Recreation

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 Twin Bridges and Fountain Springs, an excellent location for trout fishing. (click here for more information)

Edgewood Colesburg School in Colesburg is home to JK-6th grades.  Along Main Street you’ll find a Veteran’s Memorial and Pride Park, complete with gazebo and beautiful flower garden. The Colesburg City Park sits on Church Street, just east of Main Street. This beautiful complex contains two shelters, 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.


Colesburg offers a variety of dining options from quick convenience to ice cream shops. View more here.





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: 304 Main Street
Office hours: Mon, Thurs, Fri: 8am-1pm & Wednesday: 1pm-6pm.

Council Meetings:

Held the second Monday of the month at 6pm at the Community Center located at 220 Jackson Street.

City Maintenence:

Cory Schenke
703 1st Street

Fire Chief:

Andy Fensterman
Phone: 563-856-4600

Ambulance Department:

Maggie Fensterman


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