Introduction to Silvis, Illinois
Silvis, Illinois, in Rock Island county, is 8 miles E of Davenport, Iowa (center to center) and 144 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Davenport - Moline - Rock Island metropolitan area.
Silvis is a city in Rock Island County, which was founded in 1831. The county was named after Mississippi River’s island and was initially a part of Jo Daviess County. Silvis, which was once known as Pleasant Valley, is famous for 'Hero Street,' which has around twenty-five homes. Since World War II, more than a hundred residents have enlisted in the army from Hero Street. The city was named in honor of Richard Shippen Silvis.
Silvis and Nearby Attractions
- Rock Island Arsenal Museum
- Scott County Park
- Bishop Hill State Historic Site
- Bickelhaupt Arboretum
- Wildcat Den State Park
- Bishop Hill Heritage Museum
Things To Do In Silvis
Silvis offers numerous recreational opportunities. Putnam Museum of History & Natural Science, Figge Art Museum, and Bishop Hill Heritage Museum are all located near the city. Parks in Silvis like Friendship Park, Seventeenth Street Park, Railway Park and Gazebo, Silvis Heights Park, Phipps Prairie Park, and Hero Street Park provide opportunities for recreation and have nature trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, and grills.
Air transportation is available from Quad City International Airport.
Silvis Higher Education
Colleges close to Silvis include Saint Ambrose University, Black Hawk College, and Eastern Iowa Community College District.