Davenport was ranked in the nation among the fastest-growing areas, was established by Le Claire on 1836 05 14, won the election, the third election, the 2007 City Livability Award in the small-city category with the help of the laborers, was the again victor by only two votes, is located on the banks of the Mississippi River. Davenport makes often national headlines prefers for vistas and parks the open access to the river, has adopted ordinances in the floodplain that any new construction, had, shootings are in the Mississippi Athletic Conference home to many sports teams.
Davenport serve nearly 17000 students in Blue Grass in the communities of Davenport, is connected by a total of three bridges to the Illinois side of the Quad Cities, does have not any river ports is served by two hospitals, had won seemingly. Several annual music festivals take place in Davenport. The Quad Cities was ranked in 2010 as the most affordable metropolitan area, ranks for the 147th largest market and television as the 97th largest market. The land was owned originally by Ho-Chunk and Meskwaki by the Sauk people. The United States government concluded then the Black Hawk Purchase, Scott and the Forty-Mile Strip. The purchase was made on the site of present-day Davenport. The city was incorporated on 1839 01 25, become the county seat is located about southeast and Missouri about north of St. Louis, be divided into five areas. The city receives the largest amount of funds from property taxes, has given a few surveys features has universities and four colleges has filed an appeal of the U.S.
Census Bureau. The area was governed successively by the Wisconsin Territory by the legislatures of the Michigan Territory. Scott County was formed by Territorial legislature by an act of the Wisconsin. The eve of the election acquired the temporary service of Dubuque laborers. Rockingham supporters protested on the grounds the elections to the territorial governor. Rock Island Railroad built the first railroad bridge in 1856 across the Mississippi River. This railway connection caused commerce and transportation. The owner of the Effie Afton filed a lawsuit against the Rock Island Railroad Company. Abraham Lincoln was the lead defense lawyer for the railroad company. The skyline began forming with the building of the Kahl Building in the 1920s. A shantytown grew along the Mississippi River in the west end of the city. The Interstate highway network was brought in 1956 to Davenport. The late 1970s were over for local businesses and both downtown. The 1990s showed the beginnings of a resurgence for the city.
Hamburg Historic District and the Gold Coast was named by the American Planning Association as a 2011 America's Great Place. Farmland surrounds Davenport outside the Quad Cities area. Winters have often high winds and cold temperatures from November with snow. Several minor tornadoes have occurred no devastating tornado. Severe thunderstorms created heavy flash flooding in Davenport and Bettendorf. The original city plot was around 5th Streets and current day Ripley. Many architectural designs are found throughout the city. Lindsay Park was used for Civil War soldiers as parade grounds. Development started with extensive construction in the 1850s. The central Hamburg neighborhood contains the most architecturally significant residences in the old German neighborhoods. The park was modeled after New York City's Central Park. Vander Veer is surrounded by Tudor Revival style houses and large Queen Anne. The old Civil War parade grounds have been turned into Lindsay Park. West of The Village contains the two tallest buildings in the Quad Cities.
Other tall buildings include the 11-story Hotel Blackhawk, the Davenport City Hall and the 150 foot Kahl Building. The police department is second while the fire department. The federal level is in Iowa's 2nd congressional district, is represented by Democrat Dave Loebsack. The two Senators are Joni Ernst and Republicans Chuck Grassley. The state level is represented in the Iowa House of Representatives by the 41st. The 41st senate district covers the central third of the city is more then conservative other Davenport districts. The district is moving slightly more liberal between 2006 with an increase of 3000 Democrats, is represented by Democrat Phyllis Thede by Republican Senator Roby Smith, shares the same western boundaries as the forty-first senate district, covers the western third of the city, the same eastern boundary, west-central area and the north while the 86th district. The 42nd district covers the western third of the city. The 81st house district covers along with small western portion of Bettendorf. The population density was 1,566.5 people per square mile. John Deere is the second largest employer after the Rock Island Arsenal in the Quad Cities. Other large employers include Genesis Health System with 5125 employees. CNN Money ranked Davenport in the country as the most 16th affordable housing. Other local businesses include Whitey's Ice Cream, Happy Joe and Hungry Hobo sandwich shop. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra headquartered in downtown Davenport. The German American Heritage Center is located at the foot of the Centennial Bridge. NorthPark Mall is the city's main shopping mall, 160 stores. Vander Veer Botanical Park has a small botanical garden, path, a large fountain and a lagoon welcomes approximately 25000 visitors to continuous floral shows. The Stampe Lilac Garden is located on Locust St. in Duck Creek Park. Bix Fest is a three-day music festival with many traditional jazz bands. The race was founded by John A. Hudetz in 1975, had 84 participants.
Others include Stirgus By River Roots Live By The River. The award acknowledges achievements from the RiverVision plan of Davenport. The Quad Cities Riverhawks are a Premier Basketball League team play home games on the old Marycrest International University campus at Wharton Field House. Fejervary Park contains a pool, approximately 20000 visitors, each year. LeClaire Park is located on the banks of the Mississippi River. LeClaire Park hosts including Ribfest and River Roots Live. Riverfront Parkway extends along the Mississippi waterfront. River-related activities offers rides across the river, included the elections of the first County Treasurer. All four major television networks have stations in the area. Radio station WOC made local broadcasting debut on 1922 02 18, was the second licensed station on the air. 1933 WOC hired future president Ronald Reagan as a staff announcer. The Davenport Community School District is the second-largest school district in Iowa. Sudlow was named after the first female public school superintendent after Phebe Sudlow, was superintendent for Davenport schools. The high schools are part of the Mississippi Athletic Conference for sports. Marycrest International University was a university in Davenport. The Centennial Bridge and The Government Bridge connect Downtown Davenport. The I-280 Bridge connects the western edge of Davenport with the western edge of Rock Island. The Quad City International Airport is the closest commercial airport. Major railroads include the Iowa and the Iowa Interstate Railroad, Eastern and Chicago. Two national U.S. recreation trails intersect in Davenport. The closest station is currently about away in Illinois in Galesburg. The two current United States Senators sent a letter to Amtrak. The building is shared with the local Davenport Citibus. The water treatment facility is located in southeast Davenport. The hospitals employ more than 5000 staff members and 600 physicians. The American Nurses Credentialing Center awarded Genesis Medical Center, the Magnet designation in nursing services for excellence. Notable Davenporters include jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke. City of Davenport Mr. Klipsch has met at the Davenport Police Department with all three shifts. Mayor Gluba believes still a city-owned casino, more money. The territorial governor required this survey to the organization of the county. The first election of county officers was held in February on third Monday. B. F. Pike were selected as the County Recorder as John Sheller and County Commissioners. St. Anthony's Church hosted the first Scott County District Court that same year. Rockingham incorporated newly city of Davenport, the competitors. Antoine LeClaire donated the square of land, the Scott County Courthouse. The first courthouse was erected on this land, had served for Scott County through a period of phenomenal growth. 1850 county commissioners were elected on an annual basis. The name Board of Supervisors had been mandated from throughout the county with 14 supervisors. Judge Henry H. Benson was elected the initial circuit court judge in 1868. The 1955 Board of Supervisors authorized construction for the present aluminum-clad Scott County Courthouse. The people passed the Jail Referendum in the county jails for physical improvements.
|1837||Scott County was formed by Territorial legislature by an act of the Wisconsin.|
|1839||The Davenport Public Library was opened in 1839.|
|1846||Township lines were organized in 1846.|
|1856||Rock Island Railroad built the first railroad bridge in 1856 across the Mississippi River.|
|1868||Judge Henry H. Benson was elected the initial circuit court judge in 1868.|
|1895||The Davenport City Hall was built in 1895.|
|1950||Another important service started up in 1950.|
|1956||The Interstate highway network was brought in 1956 to Davenport.|
|1969||Public transit appeared in 1969 in Davenport.|
|1973||The annex was remodeled in 1973.|
|1975||The race was founded by John A. Hudetz in 1975.|
|2006||The district is moving slightly more liberal between 2006 with an increase of 3000 Democrats.|
|2010||The Quad Cities was ranked in 2010 as the most affordable metropolitan area.|
|2014||The Once Moline is completed sometime by 2014.|