Introduction to Colona, Illinois
Colona, Illinois, in Henry county, is 11 miles E of Davenport, Iowa and 142 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city is included in the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 5,173 people lived in Colona.
Colona was named after the founding Colona family. Henry County was established in 1826. It was created from parts of Fulton County and named after Revolutionary Patriot Patrick Henry.
Colona and nearby Attractions
- Rock Island Arsenal Museum
- Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
- Putnam Museum of History & Natural Science
- Snakeden Hollow State Fish & Wildlife Area
- Family Museum of Arts & Sciences
- Rock Island Trail State Park
Things To Do In Colona
Those hoping to learn more about the history of the area may enjoy a visit to the Putnam Museum of History & Natural Science, the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, the Figge Art Museum or the Bishop Hill Heritage Museum. Popular recreational destinations in the area include the Snakeden Hollow State Fish & Wildlife Area, the Morrison-Rockwood State Park, the Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area and the Big River State Forest. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Red Dog Run Golf Course.
Quad City International is the nearest major airport.
Colona Higher Education
Colleges and universities near Colona include the Black Hawk College, Augustana College and Saint Ambrose University.