Facts & Landmarks
The original Mechanicsville Fair sign in the above photo hangs in city hall today.
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
2000 Census Population 1,173
Average winter temperature: 23.7 degrees
Average summer temperature: 72 degrees
Average annual rainfall: 32.74 inches
Average annual snowfall: 30.2 inches