Introduction to Maquoketa, Iowa
Maquoketa is the county seat of Jackson County. It was incorporated in 1853. The city was founded in 1838. At that time, Maquoketa had a log cabin built by Lyman Bates and J.E. Goodenow. It was originally named as Springfield. On March 13, 1844, the name of the city was changed to Maquoketa, which derived its name from a Native American term meaning "bear river."
Maquoketa and nearby Attractions
- Jackson County Historical Society
- Maquoketa Caves State Park
- Galena/ Jo Daviess County Historical Society & Museum
- Old Market House State Historic Site
Things To Do In Maquoketa
Tourists can visit the historic site of Ulysses S. Grant Home. You can also take a look around at the Delmar Depot Museum. The Bellevue State Park offers facilities for camping and picnic. One can also visit the Little Bear Park, Horseshoe Pond County Park, and Crawford Park. The city is also home to a number of houses of worship like the Faith Community Church and the Assembly of God Church. In addition, Maquoketa hosts annual festivals of the Jackson County Fair in July and the Pioneer Day celebrations in October.
Air transportation is available from the Quad City International Airport.
Maquoketa Higher Education
Higher education can be sought through the Saint Ambrose University, Eastern Iowa Community College District, Black Hawk College, and Augustana College.