Introduction to Kewanee, Illinois
Kewanee was initially named Berrien in honor of Col. Berrien, who was the chief engineer of a nearby railroad. However, he objected this and suggested the name 'Kewanee,' which was the Indian word for "prairie hen." The area received its first post office in 1854 and was incorporated as the Village of Kewanee in 1866.
Kewanee and nearby Attractions
- Johnson Sauk Trail State Park
- Baker Park and Golf Course
- Francis Park
- Hennepin Canal Parkway
- Historic Home of Frederick Francis
- Windmont Park
Things To Do In Kewanee
Kewanee has three huge parks which offer facilities for a wide range of activities. They include picnic facilities, camping sites, playgrounds, baseball fields, biking trails and more. One can enjoy fishing or boating at any one of the parks. The annual Hog Day festival is a highly anticipated local festival. It is held during the Labor Day weekend and features a carnival, parade and flea market. The Henry County Fair is another interesting local event featuring a number of entertainment and cultural programs.
Quad City International Airport offers regular flights.
Kewanee Higher Education
One can pursue higher studies at Illinois Central College, Bradley University and Black Hawk College.