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LOCATION

The historic community of West Point, which was settled in 1834, is nestled in Lee County in the southeast corner of the great State of Iowa.  This predominately German community with a population of nearly 1,000 sets on a hill 9 miles inland from the Mississippi River.  The original woodland, serving as hunting grounds to the Sauk and Fox Indians, bridges the south-side of the community.  The prairie lands, which are now some of the richest farming land in the Midwest, lie to the north.

 

HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION

Three new U.S. Highways belt the community of West Point.  Scenic highway J-40 (old 103), which runs through West Point and passing City Square Park, connects with U.S. 27 to the west (10 minute drive), and U.S. 61 to the east (10 minute drive).  In addition, county highway X23 which runs north to south and also passing City Square Park connects with U.S. 34 to the north (20 minute drive).  U.S. Highway 27, also known as “Avenue of the Saints,” runs north to south from St. Paul, Minnesota to St. Louis, Missouri.  U.S. Highway 61 which also runs on a north to south route paralleling the Mississippi River originates in Canada above Lake Superior and terminates in St. Louis.

 

OTHER MODES OF TRANSPORTATION

Amtrak, with stations in downtown Ft. Madison (15 minute drive), downtown Burlington (40 minute drive), and Mt. Pleasant (20 Minute drive) links residents with national passenger rail service.  Burlington Municipal Airport (30 minute drive) provides Lee County residents with daily air commuter service.  Additionally, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City International Airport, an easy 90 minute drive on new highway 27, provides access to numerous major airlines.  Nationally known carriers provide cargo and package express services, from all of the above referenced locations.  The Quad Cites of Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island, and Moline are a two-hour drive north on highway 61 while Quincy, Illinois, is slightly more than an hour to the south and also provides Regional Airport Service.

 

DISTANCE GUIDE

Local Area:  Communities within a 25 mile radius of West Point

 

 Community              Distance from West Point                 Population

Burlington/W.Burlington 25                30,000
Danville 19 914
Denmark 10 400
Donnellson 12 963
Farmington 22 756
Fort Madison 9 10,715
Franklin 6 136
Houghton 12 130
Keokuk 24 11.427
Middletown 17 386
Montrose 15 957
Mount Pleasant 23 8.751
Nauvoo, Illinois 20 1,108
Pilot Grove 8 25
St. Paul 6 118

Midwest Area: Cities located within reasonable driving distance from West Point.

Distance represented in road (interstate) miles according to www.aaa.com

 

Community                Distance from West Point              Population

Des Moines (Iowa) 185 (2 hrs 45 min)                193,187
Chicago (Illinois) 270 (4 hrs 45 min) 8,449,180
St. Louis (Missouri) 205 (3 hrs 30 min) 348,189
Kansas City, Missouri) 280 (5 hrs) 1,751,140
Minneapolis (Minnesota) 375 (6 hrs) 382,618