Welcome to the City of Colona, Illinois

        Colona is a quiet community of 5,000 residents with a rural feel but close to the urban life of the Quad Cities. In 1997, the Cities of Green Rock and Colona merged into one larger city and chose the name Colona. The City is uniquely located at the intersection of four interstate highways, two Illinois highways and three bodies of water.

            Another unique fact for the city is that it is split between two school districts with the division between them being one of the intersecting interstates. Residents living east of the interstate attend Geneseo schools for grades K-12. Residents living west of the interstate attend Colona School for grades K-8 and United Township High School for grades 9-12 located in East Moline, Illinois. There are several colleges located in the Quad Cities. They are Blackhawk College in Moline, a two-year school; QC Campus of Western Illinois in Moline, a four-year school; Augustana College in Rock Island, a private four-year school; and St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, a private four-year school.

            The three bodies of water surrounding Colona provide ample opportunities to participate in a variety of water activities such as fishing, boating, rafting, or tubing along the Rock River. The Green River provides fishing opportunities. The other body of water, the historic Hennepin Canal, is a favorite fishing spot for the dedicated fishermen of the area and has a dedicated bike and trail path running along it. It is also the finish line for the Hennepin One Hundred race. The race covers 100 miles along the canal beginning in Sterling and ending at Timbrook Field in Colona.

            In 2013, the City was given a park and campground, the Colona Scott Family Park. Among the amenities the park provides are seasonal camping, overnight camping, cabin rentals, swimming pool, pavilion rental, and a rustic clubhouse. The clubhouse provides a scenic environment for weddings and receptions.

            Colona’s unique location along the highways provides a plethora of business opportunities for those looking to establish businesses. Businesses located along this corridor are the headquarters of Tennant trucking and Lavender Crest winery.

            If you are looking for a new home, Colona is a viable option. It has been expanding subdivisions within the City with the addition of Heartland and Stonebridge. There are still lots available.