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.



City Council Meeting @ City Hall
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fall 2023 Mountain Music Festival and Fall Festival @ Iron County Courthouse
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day

Remember the Fall 2023 Mountain Music Festival and the Fall Festival are this weekend! Social distancing is recommended, and please wear a mask when close to others. Check out the post on Facebook for the lineup and times. Parade starts in Pilot Knob at 10:00 am and will end up by the Iron County Courthouse at about 11:00 am.

City Council Meeting @ City Hall
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ City Hall
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ City Hall
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ City Hall
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Updates & Current News

Public Meeting to be Held

September 8th, 2022|

A Public Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 26, 2022, at 6:00 pm to discuss the Missouri American Water proposal to purchase the City of Ironton Water and Wastewater systems. MAWC Public Notice

Proposal from Missouri American Water

August 31st, 2022|

Missouri American Water has offered a proposal to purchase the City Of Ironton Water and Wastewater System. More information can be found here: Missouri American Water Proposal

2021 Annual Water Quality Report

May 10th, 2022|

The 2021 Annual Water Quality Report is available for viewing at City Hall, located at 123 N Main St, Ironton, MO, or online at this link: MO4010402.pdf.  


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 [...]

Tourist Homes

November 16th, 2021|

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

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