Bellrose Island

Located just two blocks north of the Havana Nature Center, explore 45 acres of foreset and wetlands. Follow our paths or create your own. 


Some HIstory:

The area of Havana was surveyed in 1827 for Ossian Ross, who started the first business, a canoe ferry. The first settlement was named Ross' Ferry. The island of Belle Rose was at the mouth of the Spoon River. Because the island was shaped like the island of Cuba, locals named it Cuba. Locals eventually called their town Havana because they were next to "Cuba Island." Havana was incorporated as a town in 1848. 




Bellrose Island

West of North Schrader Street

Havana, IL 62644

Contact Us

200 S. McKinley

Havana, IL. 62644
Tel: (309) 543-6240


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