Introduction to Milan, Illinois
Milan, Illinois, in Rock Island county, is 4 miles S of Davenport, Iowa and 153 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Davenport-Moline-Rock Island metro area, Milan is home to some 5,348 residents.
The land that Milan sits on today was initially the second-largest Native American settlement in North America. The area was platted in 1837 and was originally known as Hampton. In 1841, the village was renamed Camden Hills following the nearby establishment of pearl button-making and wool-carding industries.
Milan and nearby Attractions
- Putnam Museum of History & Natural Science
- Wildcat Den State Park
- Rock Island Arsenal Museum
- Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
- Family Museum of Arts & Sciences
- Oquawka State Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Milan
The Snakeden Hollow State Fish & Wildlife Area, the Prophetstown State Recreation Area, Delabar State Park, the Morrison-Rockwood State Park, the Bickelhaupt Arboretum and the Big River State Forest are some of the popular local parks and recreational sites. Local historic sites include the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Toolesboro Mounds, Black Hawk, the Sandburg House and the Bishop Hill State Historic Site. Scott County Park and the Wildcat Den State Park feature nature trails and offer facilities for camping and picnicking.
Quad City International is the nearest major airport.
Milan Higher Education
Augustana College, Saint Ambrose University and Black Hawk College are some of the local colleges and universities.