Introduction to Burlington, Iowa
Burlington was founded in 1833 and is the county seat of Des Moines County. The city was originally inhabited by the Sac and Fox Indians. At that time, the area was called "Shoquoquon" meaning Flint Hills. In 1805, Lt. Zebulon Pike first arrived the area and hoisted the flag of United States for the first time in Iowa. In 1829, the American fur Company set up a post in the area. It was permanently settled in 1833. It was called Flint Hills in 1834. John . B. Gray first purchased land in this area and named the place as Burlington after his former home. In 1837, it was incorporated as a town. Burlington was reincorporated as a city in 1838.
Burlington and nearby Attractions
- Apple Trees Museum
- Geode State Park
- Hawkeye Log Cabin
- Joseph Smith Historic Center
- Oquawka State Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Burlington
Tourists can visit the Des Moines County Historical Society during your free hours. You can also visit the Big River State Forest, Delabar State Park, and the Nauvoo State Park. There are amusement and theme parks in the city where one can spend their leisure. The city also includes a number of churches like the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the Faith Presbyterian Church. The city also organizes the Des Moines County Fair, Heritage Days, and Memorial Jazz Fest every year.
The Southeast Iowa Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Burlington Higher Education
The institutes that offer facilities of higher education include Western Illinois University, Augustana College, and Eastern Iowa Community College District.