About : Aplington's historical beginnings reach back as far as 1856. Many of the same last names that existed in the early history of Aplington can now be found in the town's current telephone book. The community is primarily rural, surrounded by farms that have been in the family for generations. However, many residents work in town, as well as those who commute to the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area for their jobs. The town is growing all the time--in it's population, school enrollment, downtown businesses, labor force and community facilities. It has become very progressive through the years, currently boasting a new expanded, remodeled library and community center. A new daycare, preschool, Head-start facility opened in April, 2000 as well. Aplington is on the move to a better quality of life for its citizens!