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Le Claire is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. The population was 3,765 in the 2010 census, a 32.2% increase from 2,847 in the 2000 census, making it one of the fastest growing communities in the Quad Cities. Le Claire is part of the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area, which include the area of Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa, and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, Illinois. As of 2014, Le Claire has a population estimate of 4,229.HistoryThe city takes its name from Antoine Le Claire, a Métis trader of First Nations-French Canadian descent, who originally owned the land. Although the city's official name is "Le Claire," it is often spelled "LeClaire," and has also been recorded as "LeClare."The town was incorporated in 1855, having been settled by European Americans as early as the 1830s.Le Claire is known as the site of the reality television series American Pickers, aired by the History Channel, and home to Antique Archeology, an antiques store featured on the show. It is the birthplace of William Frederick Cody, aka Buffalo Bill Cody.Whether you only want to go to Le Claire, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly United States trip planner.
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