Winterset is geographically located southwest of Des Moines in Madison County off of Highway 92. Winterset is a small town located in the Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. Winterset was initially founded in 1849. Winterset has a population of approximately 5,200 people, making up 2,062 households, with an average household size of 2.42. Winterset is the birthplace of John Wayne.
For recreational purposes, Winterset offers youth sporting leagues, adult softball, annual get-togethers, and various parks. Winterset is famous for its covered bridges and for Clark Tower, which offers views of the surrounding Middle River Valley area.
Winterset is in the Winterset Community School District. Winterset has K-12 educational opportunities. The Winterset school mascot is The Huskies. www.Winterset.K12.IA.US