The town of Kellerton was established in late 1879. It was officially incorporated in December 1881. Kellerton received its name from the railroad, which named it after Judge Isaac Keller. He had been one of the leading citizens of Ringgold County. He came from Noble County, Ohio and settled in what is now Jefferson Township on June 10, 1855.

The town was laid out on a branch of the CB & Q railroad. The first regular passenger train came through Kellerton on September 22, 1879. The first station agent for the railroad was J. Perry Wiley.

Most of Kellerton's population migrated from the small village of New Chicago, about a mile south. Population was listed at about 300 in 1886. Today, population is around 200.

Return to Current Towns of Ringgold County

Come HOME to Ringgold County, Iowa