In 1852 George M. Earl came to what is now named Earlville. Earl, his wife and family settled near a heavily wooded area near a spring. Earlville was at one time known as Nottingham (after a stockholder in the railroad). The government later changed the name because of conflict with another community by that name.

Earlville is located just off US Highway 20 in the eastern section of Delaware County. A community center is available for rental by contacting the City Clerk. Businesses include agricultural, auto, construction, financial and insurance services, health and beauty, manufacturing, plumbing-heating and electrical and real estate.

Ruth Suckow Memorial Library

Monday & Friday: 1pm-5pm
Tuesday & Thursday: Closed
Wednesday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm
Sunday: Closed


122 Northern Avenue, Earlville IA
563 923-5235

Colesburg Library

Maquoketa Valley School District

Earlville Elementary

226 Prospect, Earlville, IA
Phone: (563) 923-3225

St. Joseph Catholic Church

307 Mary Street, Earlville, IA

Earlville United Parish

111 N West Street, Earlville, IA


Ruth Suckow
Pool Park
Conrad Park
Plum Creek Park

Community Activities

Easter Parade City Wide Garage Sales (Spring & Fall) St. Joseph’s Family One Pitch Softball Tournament (August) Clean up Day: spring
Annual Dinner Theater
Santa Claus & Candy give-away
Thanksgiving Dinner: for new residents Sunday before Thanksgiving
Lord’s Acre Day

Group Activities

Welcome Wagon: 923-2312
American Legion: 923-2671
Senior Meals: 923-5705
Girl Scouts: 923-5785
Boy Scouts: 923-6345
4-H: 923-5845
Karate Club: 923-5775
Little League: 923-3215
Basketball: 923-5885
Soccer: 923-6335
Swimming pool: 923-5355




19 Northern Avenue, Earlville, IA
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 563- 923-3365


Dan Wheeler


Linda Gaul


Dale Smock
Tony Giorgenti
Jim Salow
Ed Gibbs
Dean Conrad

Council Meetings:

Meetings are held in City Hall on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.


Jake Harris


Electric: Earlville Municipal 563-923-3365
Gas: Black Hills Energy 1-800-772-1112
Local LP: 563-923-7415
Phone and Internet: Windstream