Peoria County, Illinois Genealogy Trails
Peoria County History
"The early history of the city of Peoria is really the history of the county, as the first settlement and the only improvements made within the present boundaries of the county for many years was ground now occupied by the city. ...
Important facts and incidents connected with the first exploration, the establishments of the French colony, the building and destruction of several forts in the vicinity and the settlement of the village of Fort Clark by native Americans..."
History of Peoria County, IL 1880
Geographical Position of Peoria
Time Line for the surveying of Peoria County
North Line boundary was surveyed in Aug & Sept.
1816 by Amos Wheeler
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