The City of Monroe is committed to doing our part to provide a safe community and will do whatever is necessary to limit the spread and impact of the COVID-19 virus.  We appreciate the efforts that everyone is undertaking to protect the health and well being of our people.  We encourage residents to stay at home if possible and especially if you are feeling ill.   Please continue to do your part in protecting the common good of the public health and safety of our community.   Thank you.

COVID-19 Updates

-Jasper County, Iowa First Covid -19 Confirmed Case. Jasper County Health Dept.
Press Release: Click HERE
-15 Days to Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Federal Resources

-Click HERE for the CDC
-Click HERE for EPA Information for Disinfectants
-Click HERE for White House COVID -19 Task Force
-Click HERE for US Small Business Administration

State/Local Resources

-Click HERE for the Iowa Department of Public Health
-Click HERE for the Jasper County Emergency Management
-Click HERE for Governor Reynolds Declaration of State of Public Health Disaster Emergency Plan
-Click HERE for Iowa Workforce Development Website for Employment Information
-Click HERE for Iowa Economic Development Authority Business Recovery Assistance
-Click HERE for Jasper County Elderly Nutrition Meal Delivery


Welcome to the official site of the City of Monroe, Iowa, home of the PCM Mustangs!

Monroe, located in southern Jasper County, Iowa, is a progressive community of 1838 friendly residents.

Monroe’s rich history began in 1843, when Adam Tool, William Highland and others staked out their homesteads and called the area “Tool’s Point”.  The town was incorporated in 1867 and was named Monroe.

William and Ellen Highland built the first log home and became the parents of the first non-Native American child born in Jasper County.  The first Methodist Church circuit rider arrived in Jasper County in 1844 and services were held at the home of Adam Tool.

Located 30 miles southeast of Des Moines, the state capital, Monroe is intersected by Highways 163 and 14, with Interstate 80 just 12 miles north of the city.

  • Knoxville, home of the Sprint Car Hall of Fame and National Sprint car races, is 14 miles south on Highway 14.
  • Newton, home of the Jasper county seat, Jasper County Museum, and the Iowa Speedway Race Track, is located 14 miles to the North.
  • Pella, 14 miles southeast on Highway 163, attracts travelers interested in the Dutch heritage of the community and the rich tradition of Tulip Time.

City of Monroe-038This site is designed to provide information about our town to current residents, prospective residents, and visitors alike.  If there is anything you are unable to find or have any questions you can use the form on the Contact Us page and we will be happy get back to you with an answer.

Welcome again to Monroe, Iowa!