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The village of Cantril was founded in 1872 and is currently the heart of an Amish & Mennonite community.  In fact, a highlight for thousands of visitors each year is a visit to the Dutchman's Store, a Mennonite owned & operated old-fashioned general store.  Cantril is also home to Waubonsie Park, a 23 acre retreat on the edge of Cantril, has become a popular area for fishing, camping, picnics, disk-golf and more!  There is a beautiful 1mile gravel trail through the park, complete with 3 covered bridge, that circles the large pond.  

City Offices & Facilities

  • City Hall - 104 W. 3rd St., Cantril, Phone: (319) 397-2295
    Email: cityofcantril@hotmail.com
    City Council meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:30pm.
  • Fire-First Responders - 911
  • Cantril Public Library - 104 W. 3rd St., Cantril, Phone: (319) 397-2366
    E-mail: cantril@netins.net
    Hours: Mon-Fri 9-11 am, Mon & Wed 3:30-5 pm


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