City Water Notice

The City is having routine maintenance done on the well pump and will be connected to rural water for approximately one week.

Residents may experience low water pressure during this time.

New City Codes & Ordinances

The Melcher Dallas Ordinances were adopted on July 14, 2014, and they are up to date and current on this website. Just click the ‘City Codes’ link above. The first page contains all of the links, including an extensive ‘Index’ link – and on the right side of each page there are additional links for each Chapter.

The City Of Melcher-Dallas

The latest available estimate (2012) by the U.S. Census Bureau of Melcher-Dallas’ population is 1289.

Located in Marion County, Melcher-Dallas is approximately 32 miles South East of the state capitol Des Moines.

We are also:
25.5 miles SE of Indianola
15.8 miles SW of Knoxville
25 miles SW of Lake Red Rock
45 miles NW of Rathbun Lake

Dallas was established in 1845, and was first called Ohio, because many of the early settlers that came to work in the coal mines were from the state of Ohio.

Melcher was established directly south of Dallas in 1913, and named after one of the Rock Island Railroad’s executives.

The two towns merged in 1986 and celebrate ‘Merger Day’ each May.

Home of the MD Community Schools Saints, our K-6 building is in Dallas and 7-12 building is in Melcher.

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