City of Winthrop, Iowa


Mayor, Gerald Dennie

Mayor, Gerald Dennie

Winthrop, located on old Hwy. 20 between Independence and Manchester is a thriving community that is proud to be known as one of the friendliest places to visit in northeast Iowa. Winthrop invites you to check out our small-town atmosphere, friendly people and progressive spirit. Come see why it is called “The Friendliest Town for Miles Around!”
The city of Winthrop has two large industries that offer job opportunities, as well as a post office, newspaper, grocery store, bank, funeral homes, landscaping business, furniture store, medical clinic, telephone co-op, vinyl lettering and sign business, screen-printing/embroidery shop. hair cutting establishments, lumberyard, welding, small engines and auto body repair shops, gas stations, tavern, trophy shop, veterinary clinic, insurance offices, day care, meat locker and several agribusinesses.
Winthrop is the proud home of East Buchanan Community Schools and two places of worship: Church of Christ United and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

City Amenities

The city park received new playground equipment last spring and has a trails project in the works. The park, with two shelters, is great for picnics and recreation.  Winthrop has a swimming pool which provides swimming lessons and summer fun for residents. Little league baseball is available for area youngsters. Just east of town is Buffalo Creek Park. North of town is a beautiful nine-hole golf course and country club.

New Playground

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

Important Announcements


Recycling Calendar 2020


Important Forms

Citizen Complaint Form

Affirmative Fair Housing Notice

Resolutions Max Tax Levy