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Muscatine
Muscatine County, Iowa

ZipCodes
52761

Motto
The Pearl of the Mississippi



Page Contents for Muscatine, Iowa

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Iowa state capital is Des Moines.
The population of Muscatine is approximately 22886 2010.
The approximate number of families is 9,297 1990, 9008 2010.
The amount of land area in Muscatine is 44.514 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Muscatine is 16.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 2.707 sq kilometers.
The distance from Muscatine to Washington DC is 790 miles.
The distance to the Iowa state capital is 135 miles. (as the crow flies)
Muscatine is positioned 41.41 degrees north of the equator and 91.07 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Muscatine elevation is 585 feet above sea level.
Muscatine median income is $ 38,122 2000.
The Muscatine median home price is $ 77,100 2000.
Muscatine average annual precipitation is 36.4 inches peryear.
Muscatine average annual snowfall is 30.7 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 21.7 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 51.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 76.0 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 54.1 degrees F.

Location

in eastern Iowa along the Mississippi River across the river from Illinois. Nearby communities include Fruitland, Wilton, Atalissa, Grandview, Letts, Durant, West Liberty and Nichols. Here is a map page for Muscatine.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Muscatine.

Muscatine was first known as Bloomington but due to a plethora of Bloomington's in the state, the city renamed itself in 1850 as Muscatine. It isn't known precisely why the name was chosen. It may be from the Mascoutin Indians in the area. One thing that is for sure is that it is the only city in the world with the name of Muscatine!

In 1887, John Fred Boepple came and introduced the pearl button industry that took off quickly. The H.J. Heinz Company also located in in 1892. Growth and progress has continued and still continues in Muscatine.
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Attractions

Muscatine is the pearl button capital of the world and at one time almost half of the buttons manufactured in the world were made right here in Muscatine.

Muscatine Art Center
1314 Mulberry Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563 263-8282
Fax: 563 263-4702
The garden at the Muscatine Art Center is associated with the Laura Musser Museum, a refurbished home of 1908. The garden was installed by Lauar Musser in 1929 and underwent extensive renovation in 1990.

Pearl Button Museum
117 W. Second St.
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Phone: 563-263-1052
Open: 1-4 Sat., or by appointment, year-round.

Learn more about Muscatine at this informative site.

Pine Creek Grist Mill
in Wild Cat Den State Park
1884 Wildcat Den Road
Muscatine, Iowa 52761-9479
This mill was built in 1848 by Benjamin Nye. It is listed on the national Register of Historic Places and is being restored to its original condition as a working mill. Other features are an early schoolhouse and a Nye family graveyard.

Muscatine Symphony
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Muscatine City Government

City of Muscatine
215 Sycamore Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Phone: 563 264-1550
Fax: 563 264-0750

Muscatine Chamber

Muscatine Chamber of Commerce
319 East Second St., Suite 102
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-263-8895

Muscatine Community Events

Community Events in Muscatine.

Muscatine Organizations

Muscatine Chamber of Commerce
319 East Second St., Suite 102
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-263-8895

Muscatine Libraries

Musser Public Library
304 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Phone: 563-263-3472
Fax: 563-264-1033

Muscatine Schools

Louisa-Muscatine Schools
Serving the communities of Grandview, Letts, Fruitland, Cranston, and Muscatine


Muscatine Community School District
1403 Park Ave.
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-263-7223
Fax: 563-263-7729

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