image of Main Street, Glenwood City


In 1880 the site that was to become Glenwood City was a tranquil "glen" (valley) in the midst of huge forests. By 1885-1890 with the coming of the railroad and the lumber mills, Glenwood was the major trading center of the area with a population of 2000. In the early 1900s, the forests were depleted and the area transformed into farming which exists to this day.

To learn more about our area's history, please get in touch with the Glenwood Area Historical Society.