Our unique blend of heritage, combined with the friendliness and the caring spirit of our people, makes Primghar a great place to call home. Primghar is ideally located on Iowa Highway 59 in the heart of the most productive farmland in Iowa.

Agribusiness is the mainstay of our community. More than 900 people call Primghar home. Many others who live in the surrounding rural area enjoy our businesses, parks, school and churches. Primghar offers all the amenities of a large community with that home town feel. 


Fundamentals still count in Primghar and the South O'Brien School district is no exception. Comprised of Primghar, Paullina and Sutherland, our students benefit from a favorable student to teacher ratio and are taught by a dedicated staff. Primghar is home to the South O'Brien Elementary School.