- Located in Central Iowa approximately 25 miles northwest of Des Moines and 20 miles southwest of Ames. 17 miles southeast of the county seat of Boone.
- 2,418 (2000 census)
- Mayor / Council formation
- Involved in paving projects, improved sewer system and approved tax abatement
- June 9, 1883
- Originally known as Swede Point and first settled in 1846
- The oldest continuously inhabited Swedish settlement west of the Mississippi River
- Re-named Madrid in 1882
- Officially incorporated in 1883
- A major portion of Madrid’s heritage grows out of the coal mining era of 1910-1945
- Later with the closing of the mines, many Madrid area residents sought employment in the manufacturing plants of Des Moines and Ankeny
- Today, Madrid is growing, with new businesses coming to town, increasing local services and shopping options
- Visit City Hall: 304 South Water St. Madrid, IA 50156
- Call: 515-795-3930
- Email: email@example.com
- Madrid Historical Museum 109 W 2nd St (open Saturday’s 10:00 a.m. to noon)
- Madrid Mining Museum, paying tribute to the many workers who labored in the mines
- One of the largest collections of dolls
- History of the railroad bridge, which is now the High Trestle Trail bridge
- Madrid Public Library
- Many local clubs and organizations exist which offer residents an opportunity to participate in civic activities and enjoy a rich social life
- Annual events include the Madrid Labor Day Celebration, MAC City-wide Garage Sale, and MAC Christmas Extravaganza
- Madrid Community Schools is an excellent school system serving grades K-12 in facilities located within the town of Madrid.
- Daycare and pre-school programs are available through the Tiger Tots and LilyPad, along with many in-home child care centers.
- For higher education, our community is ideally located near several institutions of higher learning, including but not limited to – Iowa State University, DMACC, Grand View College, Drake University and Des Moines University.
- Edgewood Park and Frisbee Golf Course
- Swede Point Park, in a rural setting, offers outdoor recreational opportunities
- Jensen Park, located near Madrid’s city hall, is a convenient place to rest while out walking or bring the kids to enjoy the playground equipment.
- The Iowa Arboretum, a library of living plants found in Iowa, is located a short distance north of Madrid.
- The Iowa 4-H Camp and Conference Center is located nearby.
- Saylorville Lake, Big Creek State Park, Jester Park, and Ledges State Park for camping, fishing, biking and boating facilities are all located within a short driving distance
- Little League Baseball, T-ball, softball, and youth soccer entertain the young people during the summer months.