Rock Island Arsenal

Granite City, Illinois

Included zipcodes 52722 52801 52803 61201 61265

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The Rock Island Arsenal comprises 946 acres (383 ha), located on Arsenal Island, originally known as Rock Island, on the Mississippi River between the cities of Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois. It lies within the state of Illinois. The island was originally established as a government site in 1816, with the building of Fort Armstrong. It is now the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States. It has manufactured military equipment and ordnance since the 1880s. In 1919Ð20 one hundred of the Anglo-American or Liberty Mark VIII tanks were manufactured, although too late for World War I. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Established as both an arsenal and a center for the manufacture of leather accoutrements and field gear, today it provides manufacturing, logistics, and base support services for the Armed Forces. The Arsenal is the only active U.S. Army foundry, and manufactures ordnance and equipment, including artillery, gun mounts, recoil mechanisms, small arms, aircraft weapons sub-systems, grenade launchers, weapons simulators, and a host of associated components. Some of the Arsenal's most successful products include the M198 and M119 towed howitzers, and the M1A1 gun mount. About 250 military personnel and 6,000 civilians work there. The 2000 census population was 145.

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Ericsson Elem School
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PK - 5 Public
Longfellow Elem School
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3 - 6 Public
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PK - 6 Private
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PK - 5 Public
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Rivermont Collegiate
PK - 12 Private
Lincoln-irving Elem School
KG - 6 Public

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Cities Near Rock Island Arsenal

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City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Davenport 4.3 miles 101,316 $121,300 $678
Bettendorf 4.7 miles 34,247 $173,600 $783
Rock Island 4.0 miles 38,888 $98,900 $647
Moline 3.5 miles 43,087 $113,300 $685
Rapids City 11.2 miles 959 $173,400 $719
East Moline 7.9 miles 21,294 $109,600 $612
Le Claire 10.4 miles 3,846 $174,600 $670
Orion 14.3 miles 1,957 $126,100 $548
Andalusia 10.7 miles 1,471 $117,100 $622
Long Grove 12.3 miles 940 $215,400 $1,036

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