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About Dubuque

58,155 in city
93,072 in metro
71 km² (27 mi²)
188.063886857 m
Dubuque is a port, commercial, and industrial city on the Mississippi River, 150 miles northeast of Des Moines opposite the Wisconsin-Illinois border. Notable industries include agricultural machinery, meat packing, metalworking, and woodworking. Lumbering was a major industry in the 19th Century. The business section lies along the river, while the residential areas occupy rocky bluffs some 300 feet above. The first European settler was Julien Dubuque, a French Canadian adventurer who gained permission from the Indians to begin mining lead here in 1788. The town itself was settled following the 1833 end of the Black Hawk War. Dubuque has been the seat of Dubuque County since its creation in 1834.

Metro Cities

Dubuque, Dyersville

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
66 All Buildings

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Dubuque County Courthouse 205 ft 1893
2 American Trust and Savings Bank Building 142 ft 1923
3 The Roshek Building 120 ft 1930
4 Hotel Julien Dubuque 107 ft 1915
5 Fischer Building 97 ft 1895