Peoria, Illinois

City: Peoria

County: Peoria

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.6833, -89.5833

In 1825, the Illinois General Assembly created Peoria County and designated a spot on the Illinois River to become its county seat. The town became known as Peoria.

"An Act to Form a New County out of the Country in the Vicinity of Fort Clark," 13 January 1825, Laws of Illinois (1825), 85-87; History of Peoria County Illinois (Chicago: Johnson, 1880), 316-20.