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Muscatine City

Muscatine County, Iowa

Muscatine City Hall is located at 215 Sycamore Street, Muscatine, IA 52761.
Phone: 563‑264‑1550.

Pliny and Adelia Fay House

Photo: Pliny and Adelia Fay House, circa 1854, located at 112 Locust Street, Muscatine. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. Photographed by User:Magicpiano (own work), 2012, [cc-4.0] via Wikimedia Commons, accessed October, 2021.

Muscatine [†], seat of Muscatine County, first came into existence in the summer of 1833 when Colonel George Davenport of Rock Island, Illinois, sent three representatives into the territory to set up a trading post. That same year, James W. Casey and John Vanatta stopped at the outpost. Here Casey's "woodpile" stocked the steamboats providing access to the frontier, opened June 1, 1833, by the Blackhawk Purchase, and gave the settlement its first name of "Casey's Woodpile."

† www.muscatinecountyiowa.gov, accessed October, 2021.