Welcome Sign (Gravity, Iowa)

Welcome Sign (Gravity, Iowa)

This clever town welcome sign sits on the south side of Main Street in the Taylor County community of Gravity, Iowa. Founded in 1881, Gravity is the only town in the United States with its name, which stems from a nearby landmark at the time, the “Old Gravity Post Office.” Gravity’s population peaked in 1940 at 514; the town is currently home to 218 residents.

Read an early account of Gravity’s history from the Taylor County Genealogical Society.

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