Blue Grass, IA is a friendly Iowa farming community located on Highway 61 approximately ten miles southwest of Davenport, in the southwest corner of Scott County. Originally platted in 1853 with an approximate population of 100, it has grown to a comfortable community of 1,200 plus, with an increase expected from the Census 2000.
The site of Blue Grass was originally on an Indian trail between the Mississippi River and the Cedar River.
This area was the Indians’ choice for their camping site, and over the years as they and their ponies trampled the taller grass, they noticed that the newer grass which sprouted up had a bluish tint (similar to Kentucky blue grass).
This area became known as Blue Grass Point. Settlers began arriving in this area around 1836 and soon built log cabins and farmed the rich soil, which sold for about $1.25 an acre. Some of the earlier settlers were: in 1836 – Abel Sprague, Andrew W. Campbell, James Grant and William Lingo; in 1837 – Joseph Wallack, Samuel Lettle, Frank Lettle and Henry Gabbert; in 1838 – John F. Fry, Robert Wilson, Peter Wilson, Ben Johnson and John Henry Schuett; in 1839 – Rufus Catlin, Joseph Mounts, Robert Humphry, Henry Lewis, Theodore Hartwell, George Metteer and Charles Metteer.
Blue Grass has 3 churches in the city and one elementary school with five community parks.
Most of Blue Grass is part of the Davenport–Moline–Rock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area, but the Muscatine County portion of the city is considered part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Blue Grass is primarily a quiet rural community with a quality of life residents experience that doesn’t happen by chance, it comes from the efforts of everyone working together. We continually strive to make Blue Grass a friendly, caring community that offers quality schools, family values and a bright future. Blue Grass’ 2010 census data shows the City’s population count at 1,452 and estimates the 2016 population count at 1,699.
Just right off Highway 61, Blue Grass is centrally located just 10 miles from Davenport, Iowa and 18 miles from Muscatine, Iowa. Interstate 80 is 9 miles from Blue Grass; with Interstate 280 being 5 miles. The Quad-City International Airport is just located 14 miles from Blue Grass; with Des Moines being 160 miles and Chicago, IL being 185 miles.
Blue Grass has all the big City services your family or business needs to feel safe and secure. A medical clinic that offers family or business several health services. A volunteer Fire Department, complete with a full staff of certified EMT’s, a friendly local Police Department that offers police protection. Medic EMS is available 24/7. We are a local City Government that continually looks out for the best interest of its City residents and businesses and are always eager to invite visitors or prospective new businesses or residents to their town.
Blue Grass is a community that the residents are proud to call “home”. Consider Blue Grass your next home and or business.
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