Communities located in Clay County, Iowa include: Dickens, Everly, Fostoria, Gillett Grove, Greenville, Peterson, Rossie, Royal, Spencer and Webb Iowa.



Community Links in Clay County, Iowa

Our Communities

Clay County, Iowa Courthouse


Cities in Clay
County, Iowa
(2010 census)
Dickens 185
Everly 603
Fostoria 231
Gillett Grove 49
Greenville 75
Peterson 334
Rossie 70
Royal 446
Spencer 11233
Webb 141
Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2010, the population was 16,667. Its county seat is Spencer.  There are ten (10) cities in Clay County. They are listed here with links.  Please visit and support our communities!


Jim's History Barn
4th St just east of Main Street - also known as M27, which runs through Peterson, IA
Contact: Jim Hass, 712.295.6552
Exhibits include artifacts from wars, toys, antique tools and Indian artifacts.

Kirchner Park House and Museum
(Kirchner Log Cabin)
Peterson, IA 54047
First frame dwelling in Clay County. Exhibits include antique machines and farm equipment.

Parker Historical Museum of Clay County
300 East Third Street
Spencer, Iowa 51301
In addition to a county history and heritage collection, the museum assists in genealogical searches.

Royal Historical Museum
Royal, IA
Formerly Riverton No. 8 Fair Play School, built 1935; moved to Royal in 1947. Used as classroom for awhile. Restoration began in 1999. Museum features school house items, Royal business memorabilia, 4 churches of Royal and Veteran's displays. Open by appointment. Contact Home State Bank.

Jim's History Barn - Peterson, IA

Art Galleries

Arts on Grand
408 North Grand Ave.
Spencer, IA 51301
Fine art exhibits, gallery shop, classes, workshops and performances.

McGee Gallery & Framing
217 Main
Peterson, IA 51047
Contemporary Equine and Western Art including portraits, landscapes, and florals.



City Park - Royal, IA


Clay County, Iowa has many parks where you can relax, play, have a picnic, enjoy nature, or have a get together with family and friends. We welcome you to visit our city parks and enjoy a little of our Iowa hospitality!  Click here for a list of our parks.

















A hospital is an institution for health care, often but not always providing for longer-term patient stays. Today, hospitals are usually funded by the state, health organizations (for profit or non-profit), health insurances or charities, including direct charitable donations. In history, however, they were often founded and funded by religious orders or charitable individuals and leaders.  Click below to visit
Spencer Hospital or
Avera Spencer Family Care  

Spencer Hospital



Clay County Fair

The World's Greatest County Fair!
PO Box 527
Spencer, IA 51301
Voice: 712.262.4740
Nine full days of grandstand entertainment, livestock judging, free entertainment, midway carnival, commercial exhibits and so much more!


Clay County, Iowa offers many wonderful lodging options including hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts.  The Spencer Chamber of Commerce can help you in obtaining lodging on your next visit.

Golf Courses

The communities of Clay County, Iowa welcome you to the following Golf courses...

Spencer Golf and Country Club
2200 W 18th St
Spencer, IA 51301
Private, 18 hole championship course.

Spencer Municipal Golf Course
1320 4th Ave SW
Spencer, IA 51301
Public, recently expanded to 18 holes.

Lost Island Golf Club
3567 320th St
Ruthven, IA 51358
Public, 9 holes over 2,809 yards

Woodlyn Hills Golf Course
2366 220th St
Milford, IA 51351
Public, 18 holes over 6,010 yards. 


Schools, Colleges, Training

Education encompasses teaching and learning specific skills, and also something less tangible but more profound: the imparting of knowledge, positive judgment, and well-developed wisdom. Education has as one of its fundamental aspects the imparting of culture from generation to generation.  Education means 'to draw out', facilitating realization of self-potential and latent talents of an individual.  The education of an individual human begins at birth and continues throughout life.   Click here for a complete listing of Schools located in Clay County Iowa

Spencer Middle School



Spencer Chamber of Commerce
122 West 5th Street
PO Box 7937
Spencer IA 51301-7937
Telephone: (712) 262-5680
FAX: (712) 262-5747

Clay County Regional Events Center
800 West 18th Street
Spencer, IA 51301-3156
Telephone: (
712) 580-3000
Fax: (712) 580-3003

Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation
1900 Grand Avenue North, Suite E12
Spencer, IA 51301
Telephone: (712) 264-3474 or 800-765-1428
FAX: (712) 580-3472

Iowa State University
Clay County Extension

110 West 4th Street, Suite 100
Spencer, IA  51301
Telephone: (712) 262-2264
FAX: (712) 262-8481


Churches and Cemeteries

Click here for a complete listing of Churches located in Clay County Iowa.

Click here for a complete listing of Cemeteries located in Clay County Iowa.
United Methodist Church, Dickens

Windmill located in Royal, IA

Gillett Grove, Iowa

County Road B53

Beautiful Clay County countryside!