Welcome to Ironton, Missouri

When Iron County was formed in February 17, 1857, the name was derived from its principal mineral.  When the county was organized, H. N. Tong and David Carson who operated a mercantile business at the base of Shepherd Mountain, immediately sprang into action and laid out a town.  They named it Ironton and entered it on the list with Arcadia, Pilot Knob and Middlebrook as competing points for the county seat.  The election took place in 1857.  Ironton was ultimately chosen after the second round of voting, due in large part, to the “sweetened offer” provided by Mr. Tong and Carson after the Welcome to Ironton, Missouri first vote had taken place. Having already cleared and graded a tract of land for town lots, they offered to sell alternating lots, the proceeds of which would be donated toward the building of a court house.  In short, proceeds donated to the county totaled $10,602.68, Ironton was selected, and the historic Iron County Courthouse was built.

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Updates & Current News


January 18th, 2022|

THIS IS A LEGAL NOTICE FOUND IN THE ST LOUIS POST DISPATCH THE WEEK OF JANUARY 10, 2022. If you paid a $3.00 fee or surcharge designated for Missouri Sheriffs’ Retirement System imposed as part of court costs to resolve a municipal citation and/or costs in associate circuit [...]

City Park General Rules and Regulations

November 23rd, 2021|

Please see the updated City Park Rules and Regulations here: https://irontonmo.gov/city-park-general-rules-and-regulations/  

Tourist Homes

November 16th, 2021|

Check out new information in the Business section discussing Tourist Homes in Ironton!

Make-Up City Council Meeting

November 12th, 2021|

The make-up City Council meeting for November has been rescheduled for Monday, November 15, 2021, at 6:00 pm.

11/8/2021 City Council Meeting

November 8th, 2021|

The City Council Meeting scheduled for 6:00 pm, Monday, November 8, 2021, has been cancelled. We will provide a make-up date and time on Tuesday.

Candidate List 2021

February 18th, 2021|

For the upcoming election scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, 2021, the following candidates have filed and will appear on the ballot:   James L Layton Alderman North Ward 320 North Hancock Ironton, MO  63650 Incumbent   Zachary Tedford Alderman South Ward 332 Eidson Court Ironton, MO  63650 Incumbent [...]

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City Council Meeting @ City Hall
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ City Hall
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ City Hall
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ City Hall
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ City Hall
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ City Hall
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm