A little about Pella
Pella has it all - cultural heritage, business opportunities, recreational abundance, and more!. Whether you're here to learn about Lake Red Rock, our Dutch heritage or just to experience "A touch of Holland", you are sure to find plenty of things to admire about Pella!
The history of Pella
Pella was founded in 1847 when eight hundred Dutch immigrants led by Dominee (Rev) Hendrik (Henry) P. Scholte settled the area. The name "Pella" is a reference to Pella in the Perea, where the Christians of Jerusalem had found refuge during the Roman-Jewish war of 70; the name was selected because the Dominee and the rest were also seeking religious freedom. It was the childhood home of Wyatt Earp whose father Nicholas Porter Earp had settled on a farm near Pella. His brothers Warren and Morgan were born in Pella.
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