Town/City
Peoria
County
Peoria County
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States of America

Peoria, Illinois

Summary

Located on west bank of Illinois River in north-central Illinois. County seat of Peoria Co. First settled by French, 1778/1779. U.S. troops established settlement there called Fort Clark, 1813. Incorporated as city, 1844. Population in 1851 about 6,200.

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