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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.
** Data based off of 2013 census data.
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|PK - 5||610 Holmes St Bettendorf, IA 52722||Public|
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|3 - 6||2100 6th Ave Rock Island, IL 61201||Public|
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|PK - 6||2305 7th Ave Moline, IL 61265||Private|
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|PK - 8||1453 Mississippi Blvd Bettendorf, IA 52722||Private|
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|8 - 12||1619 11th Ave Moline, IL 61265||Public|
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|PK - 5||318 East 7th St Davenport, IA 52803||Public|
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|PK - 5||1716 Kenwood Ave Davenport, IA 52803||Public|
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Cities Near Rock Island Arsenal
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|City||Distance||Population||Avg. Home Price||Avg. Monthly Rent|
|Rock Island||4.0 miles||38,888||$98,900||$647|
|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|
|Long Grove||12.3 miles||940||$215,400||$1,036|
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