Facts & Landmarks

 

 

Incorporation

            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.

 

2010 Census Population 1,146

 

Climate:

Average winter temperature:  23.7 degrees

Average summer temperature: 72 degrees

Average annual rainfall:  32.74 inches

Average annual snowfall:  30.2 inches