Mt. Ayr is located near the Iowa/Missouri border and is the county seat of Ringgold County, Iowa. Surrounding towns and communities include Diagonal, Kellerton, Tingley, Ellston, Beaconsfield, Redding, Delphos, Maloy, Sun Valley Lake, and Benton.
The Mt. Ayr school system includes a middle/high school (grades 7-12) and an elementary school (grades K-6). Mount Ayr Community Schools have a long-standing reputation for educational excellence and provide a variety of extra-curricular activities. For more information please visit the school web site.
Ringgold County is a popular destination for hunters and anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Local parks, museums, and lakes provide a wide range of recreational opportunities. In the Mt. Ayr area, you can fish, boat, cross country ski, run trails, and more. Mount Ayr has a bowling alley, outdoor swimming pool, golf course, and several parks. There are many shops and restaurants that appeal to a variety of tastes and interests.
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