Pekin, Illinois

City: Pekin

County: Tazewell

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.5667, -89.6333

Pekin served as the temporay county seat of Tazewell County from 1831 to 1836, when the seat of justice removed to Tremont. In 1849, county residents voted to move the county seat back to Pekin, and county government commenced in that town in 1850.

History of Tazewell County, Illinois (Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman, 1879), 244, 247-50.