Education

We have  CAL Community School with Pre-K-6th grades in Latimer.  CAL is made up of kids from Coulter, Alexander, and Latimer.  Our middle school and high school have joined with Hampton-Dumont Middle School and High School.


St. Paul's Lutheran School is also located in Latimer with the only parochial grade school in Franklin County.

Healthcare

Franklin General Hospital has an office open Tuesday and Friday in downtown Latimer.   To make an appointment in the Latimer office, please call (641)579-6340.

Parks

We have been updating our parks to provide entertainment for all ages.  We now have 2 shelter houses available for reserving.  To reserve a shelter house, please call 

(641)579-6452 or visit our Facebook at Latimer West Park & Splash Pad.


Latimer West Park now includes a splash pad, playground equipment for countless hours of fun and a shelter house to reserve for family or class reunions.


Latimer East Park has new playground equipment and an updated shelter house for reserving located next to a softball/baseball diamond and soccer fields.

Camping and Fishing

We are just 10 minutes away from Franklin County's State Park - Beed's Lake.  Latimer residents head to Beeds' Lake for camping, hiking, fishing and boating.  A full-service campground (yes, including restrooms and showers) attract visitors from all over.  

Golfing

Latimer is home to a small but challenging Par 33 golf course.  We may look like a piece of cake but some of our greens make for a challenge when least expected. Come play golf with us at Latimer Golf Club.


Tuesday Nights are Men's Nights

Wednesday Nights are Women's Nights


Over 10 scheduled tournaments between April 1st and October 1st.  

Daycare

Located next to the school, CubCadet Childhood Center provides for kids of all ages.  For information on CubCadet Childhood call (641)579-6555.


Coming soon to Latimer, Latimer Daycare.  It will be located at 303 S Donovan.  For more information on Latimer Daycare, please contact Melissa at (641)373-0555

Churches

Latimer and the surrounding communities offer multiple options for those who wish to exercise their spiritual side.  


Within Latimer you will find the Immanuel United Church of Christ 641-579-6443 and St. Paul Missouri Synod Lutheran Church 

641-579-6280. St. Paul's also offers the only parochial grade school in Franklin County.

Civic Groups and Clubs

If you are interested in gardening and parks, we have Latimer Park Society.  


CAL Over 60's is a group for our elders.  It is a great source of companionship.  They share a meal and enjoy entertainment twice a month. 


There are always groups gathering for coffee or card playing.


Have a gathering coming up and need a space to hold it?  Latimer Community Center is available for renting.  Contact City Hall for information

 (641)579-6452.

Entertainment

Our Free Little Library is seated next to a bench.  Bring-a-book and take-a-book, then take a seat and enjoy the sunshine while you read.  We appreciate donations for the Free Little Library for all ages.  We also support the Coulter Library.


We hold BINGO two times a month during the winter months in Latimer Community Center.


Besides the entertainment in our parks, we also have a Latimer Fun Day held in July on the odd years.

Overview of Latimer

The beauty of living in Latimer is that you are living in classic rural America.  We'll put our laid back and easy-going way of life up against the hassles of big city living any day.  This pocket sized community boasts shady tree-lined neighborhoods, a safe and secure environment, local healthcare and schools, and amenities you come to expect  along with plenty of things to do.


Our housing market is affordable and features a wide variety of housing style and price ranges.  In our downtown you can buy your groceries, retrieve your mail, get your car repaired, go to the doctor, purchase insurance and do your banking.

Here are a few statistics about our small but mighty community:

Our population (as of 2010 Census):  507

Median Household Income:  $47,678

Average Household Net Worth:  $330,653

Long Residents (5+ years):  40%

Annual Turnover:  12%

Median Age:  38 years