Bellevue lies along the west bank of the Mississippi River. It is located about 20 miles south of Dubuque, Iowa and 70 miles north of the Quad Cities. The name Bellevue means “beautiful view” as the town has many sites and activities to keep anyone busy throughout the year. Along with the sites and activities, Bellevue has also been named one of the best Mississippi River Fronts by the Mississippi Valley Traveler. Downtown offers many restaurants and one-of-a-kind shops, adding a uniqueness other towns don’t have. Bellevue, Iowa, located in Jackson County, has a population of 2,191, according to the 2010 census.
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The town was originally called Belleview or Bell’s View after John D. Bell, one of the earliest residents. Bellevue was incorporated in 1833. It is the oldest town in Jackson County and was originally the county seat. In the early days many bandits, known as the Brown Gang, took to hiding in the woods along the Maquoketa River. In 1840, a posse of angry citizens rounded up the gang in an action that became known as the Bellevue War in which a number of people were killed. The 13 criminals who survived the “war” were whipped and banished from the county. From 1841 to 1848, the county seat moved between Bellevue and Andrew several times before settling in Maquoketa in 1878, where it has remained.
The Bellevue community gives off a small town vibe, where everyone knows each other’s names and there’s always a friendly smile on every corner. This incorporates a very diverse housing market, whether you are looking for a home in the quiet downtown area or a lot of land in the country, Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors can help you find the perfect home for sale in this quiet laid back community.
Being located on the Mississippi River there is always activities happening over the weekends during the summer. The downtown area offers many one-of-a-kind shops and places to eat if you are looking for something unique to purchase or a good place to grab a quick bite.
If you can name it, chances are Bellevue probably has it. Anything from water skiing, theater, art gallery, opera, museums, golf course, biking, hiking, boating, swimming, to local sports teams, festivities, camping, bald eagle watching and on and on. Bellevue is home to the 12th lock and dam along the Mississippi river; imagine watching bald eagles fish in the cold water from your home’s front porch! Bellevue also has a State Park ranging to 547 acres with many different amazing sites, views and activities to keep one busy all summer long.