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Jefferson Information

Jefferson, with a population of approximately 4500 is the county seat of Greene County. Centrally located 65 miles northwest of Des Moines, it is less than an hour from the intersection of Interstate 80 and 35. Jefferson is on the main line of the Union Pacific Railroad and is connected with State Highway 4 and U.S. Highway 30. Situated on 3000 acres, it is surrounded by some of Iowa's finest farmland. Agriculture is important to the economic success of Greene County.

Jefferson is the home of the Mahanay Carillon Tower, which is located on the SW corner of the courtyard. The tower is 165' high, and has bells which chime every quarter hour. It is honored with the Bell Tower Festival every year. Other attractions include the Greene County Fairgrounds, Historical Society Museum, George Gallup home, and Telephone Museum.

Medical and Municipal
The Greene County Medical Center is an outstanding 127 bed facility providing both inpatient and outpatient services and houses the Public Health Department. They provide 24 hour emergency service along with many specialty clinics. They are on the fiber optic network and provide assistance to residents of our independent living home, Ever Greene Ridge. The community has a family practice medical clinic, chiropractic, dental and optical services available along with ambulance service, life flight accessibility, nursing homes, and senior citizen housing. Municipal services include Greene County Sheriff's Department, Jefferson Police Department, and a volunteer Fire Department all providing 24 hour coverage. The City Hall, Chamber of Commerce, and Community Center also provide excellent services.

There is an elementary, middle, and high school providing quality education to our youth. Jefferson offers an excellent educational opportunity with many college prep courses, exceptional business education, and industrial education programs at the high school level. Compared nationally, graduates typically rank in the top 10%.

Recreation and Entertainement
Recreational facilities are readily available with 3 golf courses within a 10 mile radius. A municipal swimming pool, lighted softball and baseball diamonds, skating rink and bowling alley provide additional recreation. Six well maintained parks contain a variety of playground equipment along with tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. For year round recreation we have a brand new Community Center offering raquetball courts, walking track, basketball court, fitness center, and the Parks and Recreation Department offering many fun and recreational activities.

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