Durant, Iowa

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Durant is a city in Cedar, Muscatine, and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 1,677 at the 2000 census. The community is named in honor of Thomas C. Durant, one of the pioneers of the Transcontinental Railroad and an individual who contributed the bulk of funds needed to build the town's first public school.[citation needed]

The Scott County portion of Durant is part of the DavenportMolineRock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Muscatine County portion of the city is part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Durant is located at 41°36′4″N 90°54′33″W / 41.60111°N 90.90917°W / 41.60111; -90.90917 (41.600973, -90.909183)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

Transportation

Durant is located 2.3 miles (3.68 km) south of Interstate 80, and is within easy driving distance of Muscatine, the Quad Cities, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids. Quad City International Airport is located 25 miles to the east of Durant providing non-stop flights to many destinations throughout the country.

Education

The Durant Community School District, which is home to the Durant Wildcats, covers Durant and the surrounding rural areas. The school district includes an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school, with nearly all buildings connected and situated on a single campus.

Media

The Wilton-Durant Advocate News is a weekly newspaper that is circulated in the Durant area and surrounding communities. Daily newspapers such as The Muscatine Journal and the Quad-City Times are available in Durant.

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