Clinton, Iowa is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River and has a population of almost 27,000 people, according to the 2010 census. The city is located about 40 miles northeast of the Quad Cities, and is only 140 miles west of Chicago. Clinton offers many different types of activities and events throughout the year. From attending a baseball game to shopping at the local farmer's market, Clinton, Iowa is the perfect setting for your next home!
History The first permanent European-American settler arrived in the Clinton, Iowa area in 1835. Clinton was originally platted as the town of New York in 1836 by Joseph Bartlett, but was renamed in 1857 in honor of the sixth governor of New York - DeWitt Clinton. In 1855, Bartlett's land was purchased by the Iowa Land Company in anticipation of construction on the Chicago, Nebraska, and Iowa Railroad line traveling across the Mississippi River. The railroad was completed in 1859 traveling all the way to Cedar Rapids, IA. Clinton, and the adjacent town of Lyon, became a lumber industry center between 1850 and 1900, using rafts of logs floated down from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Thereafter, the manufacturing industry came to Clinton, attracted by the transportation afforded by the river and the railroad. In 2006, Clinton received a grant from Iowa that allowed the city to expand - adding a new baseball field, tennis courts, hiking/biking trail, a fishing pier, boat ramps, playground equipment, a skateboard park, picnic areas, restrooms, marina, riverfront restaurant, RV Park, band shell, and theater to Clinton. The grant also assisted with the rehab of a lighthouse which offers a 360 degree view of the Mississippi River and the historic homes along it.
Clinton Community There are many things that attract homebuyers to the Clinton area , from the pride of their minor league baseball team, the Lumber Kings or the beautiful panoramic views from Eagle Point Park , your family will find the Clinton area the perfect place to call home. Click here to see current homes for sale in Clinton.
Attractions and Entertainment The Clinton area offers its residents many different attractions to keep busy all year round. You can catch a movie at the Show Boat Theater or visit one of the many museums around the city. In the summer there are big events such as the Hot Rod Car Show, Lumberjack Festival , Dutch Days and a big Fourth of July celebration. Clinton offers a unique night life entertainment as well, ranging from upscale restaurants, live music and the Wild Rose Casino & Resort . For more things to do in Clinton, Iowa click here .
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