Davenport, located in Scott County, Iowa, is home to just over 98,000 people, and incorporates a total area of 65 square miles. The city is known mainly for its universities and colleges, two of which are Saint Ambrose University and Palmer College of Chiropractics, which was the home of chiropractics and its birthplace. Davenport has been named one of the best places to live for the past several years, with a low crime rate and low unemployment.

 

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During the treaty process to end the Black Hawk War in 1832, the site of Davenport was ceded to the United States and was named after Colonel George Davenport, a friend of one of the higher-ups in the US Army at the time. The city served for a time as the Union Army\’s main munitions depot, and after the Civil War the city was host to a large economic boom, which was only made better by the grand economic times of the 1920\’s. During the Great Depression, Davenport was hit hard by the dust bowl, and was affected by poor sanitary conditions, homelessness and disease. After the Second World War, Davenport experienced a huge economic boom that is still going strong today.

The city, like most other parts of Iowa, is part of the humid subtropical climate, which makes for hot summers and cold winters. Snowfall is likely in the winter months, and during the summer high temperatures peak around 85, while the lows get down around 68. During the winter, however, the highs hover around 40 degrees, while lows can hit as low as 20 degrees and stay there through the majority of the winter.

Davenport is a wonderful place to live, and if you\’re looking for auto transport to the city, look no further than American Auto Shipping. One toll free call to 800-930-7417, or taking one minute to fill out our free online quote request form will yield ten free quotes from ten different American auto shipping companies in your e-mail over the next one hour. So call or go online today and see what American Auto Shipping can do for you!

 


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