About Us

This page is intended to help distribute information to the citizens of Gilman, Iowa regarding events, activities, and notices. 

Birdseye View
Birdseye View of Gilman

History of Community

The City of Gilman became an incorporated city in 1876, however town lots were platted out in December of 1870.

Gilman's Iowa Central Railroad depot was accomplished in February 1871 & stood just East of the railroad tracks and on the North side of West Church St. The railroad company dug a well and build a water supply tank for the steam engines - which was at the site of the current city park. 



July 30-31 1976 Gilman celebrated with America's Bicentennial and Gilman's Centennial Celebration. "Gilman's First 100 Years 1876-1976" was published giving the history of the town and people. That book is available at City Hall to read.