Introduction to East Moline, Illinois
East Moline, Illinois, in Rock Island county, is 7 miles E of Davenport, Iowa (center to center) and 146 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city is part of the Davenport - Moline - Rock Island metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 20,333 people live in East Moline.
East Moline History
East Moline grew very slowly in its initial years. It was only from 1900, when Deere & Company built a large factory called Union Malleable Iron Company, that things started taking off. The factory employed hundreds of people and subsequent years saw the entry of manufacturers of many other products. The area prospered economically and its population grew rapidly. It was incorporated as a village in 1903.
East Moline and nearby Attractions
- Butterworth Park
- Rock Arsenal Island
- Col. George Davenport Home
- Black Hawk State Historic Site
- Short Hills Country Club
- Oakwood Country Club
Things To Do In East Moline
East Moline is a popular recreation destination. The city has more than a dozen parks, all of which offer excellent amenities for young and old alike. The parks have fields and courts where one can play a variety of sports. Some of them also have dedicated picnic areas with grills and other facilities. The city has a walking trail running alongside the river. Boating facilities are also available.
East Moline Transportation
The Quad City International Airport is the nearest major airport.
East Moline Higher Education
Lincoln Barber College is the local educational institution. Black Hawk College and Saint Ambrose University are also nearby.