The community of Kelley has gained statewide attention from its downtown phone booth, one of the last working phone booths remaining in the state of Iowa. It was featured in theDes Moines Register in May this year; in August, popular radio hosts Van and Bonnie broadcasted their WHO morning show from the phone booth. Constructed in 1963, the phone booth sits at the intersection of Giddings and Grace Streets in downtown Kelley.
Kelley’s Post Office, located one block to the east, was first established in June 1875. Kelley’s population was 300 as of the 2000 census.