Rock Island County, Illinois Genealogy Trails


Milan is part of Rock Island School District

Milan was founded by William Dickson, one of Rock Island County's early pioneers. He brought his family here from Pennsylvania at age 51.

Milan was originally called Camden Mills. After the watch factory was built on VanDruff's Island, Milan residents decided to change the name of their town to Milan,
because it sounded more European, i.e. more classy.



Rock Island County, Illinois
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