“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Peoria County, Illinois

Clickable Map of Peoria County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Peoria County, IL (41) Fulton County, IL (1) Knox County, IL (30) Marshall County, IL (7) Stark County, IL (1) Tazewell County, IL (10) Woodford County, IL (5)  PeoriaCounty(41) Peoria County (41)  FultonCounty(1) Fulton County (1)  KnoxCounty(30) Knox County (30)  MarshallCounty(7) Marshall County (7)  StarkCounty(1) Stark County (1)  TazewellCounty(10) Tazewell County (10)  WoodfordCounty(5) Woodford County (5)
Peoria is the county seat for Peoria County
Adjacent to Peoria County, Illinois
      Fulton County (1)  
      Knox County (30)  
      Marshall County (7)  
      Stark County (1)  
      Tazewell County (10)  
      Woodford County (5)  
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1 Illinois, Peoria County, Brimfield — Jubilee College
Jubilee College, two miles to the north, was established by Philander Chase, first Protestant Episcopal bishop of Illinois, as one of the state's early institutions of higher learning. First students were received in 1840, and the school continued . . . Map (db m150533) HM
2 Illinois, Peoria County, Brimfield — Jubilee College State Historic Site
Jubilee College was founded by Bishop Philander Chase to train Episcopal ministers for service in the frontier West. Chase's ambitious plans called for a large Gothic Revival-style building to serve the men's college and theological seminary. . . . Map (db m150539) HM
3 Illinois, Peoria County, Brimfield — Zion Protestant Episcopal Church
Founded by the Rt. Rev. Philander Chase, first bishop of Illinois, 1845. Restored and rededicated by the Rt. Rev. William L. Essex, Bishop of Quincy Nov. 4, 1945.Map (db m150540) HM
4 Illinois, Peoria County, Brimfield — Zion Protestant Episcopal Church
This church was erected in 1845 by Bishop Philander Chase who founded Kenyon and Jubilee colleges 'He raised these hallowed walls; the prairies smiled and paradise was opened in these wilds!' Restoration work in 1945 was made possible by the . . . Map (db m150541) HM
5 Illinois, Peoria County, Chillicothe — Gomo — Leader of the Potawatomi
Gomo or Masemo (Resting Fish) (b. ca. 1750- d. 1815), a Potawatomi leader, respected by members of many tribes, the residents of French Peoria, governor of the Illinois Territory Ninian Edwards, and William Clark, then U.S. agent for Indian affairs. . . . Map (db m183548) HM
6 Illinois, Peoria County, Chillicothe — Illinois River RoadNational Scenic Byway
Migration along the river Here on the banks of the Illinois River, you can witness two key migrations. Each year, thousands of barges carry grain, coal, chemicals, and other products up and down the Illinois River. Since 1862, when the I&M . . . Map (db m183541) HM
7 Illinois, Peoria County, Dunlap — R. G. LeTourneau's Steel House
Robert Gilmore LeTourneau (usually referred to as R.G.) was known as the “dean of earthmoving” and “God's businessman.” At the urging of Caterpillar Tractor Company, he moved his manufacturing business from California . . . Map (db m150578) HM
8 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Armstrong Homestead(Circa 1857)
This site was settled by John Armstrong, a native of Cincinnati, who came to Peoria in 1836. Here, John and his wife raised a family of thirteen children. The original homestead was destroyed by fire. The house at this site was built in 1857 by . . . Map (db m220256) HM
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9 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Bradley University Football
This historical marker has been placed here in honor of the proud alumni of the Bradley University Football team. The program was initiated with the founding of Bradley University in 1897 and the team continued its commitment to the gridiron . . . Map (db m150588) HM
10 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Bradley University Home PlateHistorical Marker
This plaque represents the location of the home plate on the former on-campus athletic field. The athletic field was used for many purposes by the Braves, including the following: Varsity Baseball, Varsity Football, Varsity Track and Field, . . . Map (db m150585) HM
11 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Camp Lyon
This tablet marks the site of Camp Lyon, where the following Illinois regiments of volunteer soldiers of the Civil War were encamped, from May 1861 to June 1864. Upon it are inscribed the dates of encampment and names of the colonels of the . . . Map (db m183558) HM
12 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Camp Peoria
This tablet marks the site of Camp Peoria where the following Illinois regiments of volunteer soldiers of the Civil War were encamped from Aug 1862 to Nov 1862. Upon it are inscribed the dates of muster into the United States service and the names . . . Map (db m183621) WM
13 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Erastus D. Hardin House
This house, one of the earliest on High Street, was built by Mr. Erastus D. Hardin about 1859. The Hardins, a socially prominent and active family, occupied the house until 1904, a period of about 45 years. Upon his arrival in Peoria in 1857, . . . Map (db m220266) HM
14 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Frank Lloyd Wright / The Francis W. Little House
Frank Lloyd Wright At the turn of the century, many American architects, strongly influenced by the Beaux Arts style – a combination of European Revival architectural patterns dominating the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893 – simply . . . Map (db m220269) HM
15 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Julia Ballance House/Roanoke-Randolph Historic District
Julia Ballance House This house was constructed for Julia Schnebly Ballance in 1885 when she was sixty-nine years of age. Julia Schnebly came to Peoria with her parents in 1835 from Maryland. Shortly thereafter she married Charles Ballance, an . . . Map (db m220221) HM
16 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Manitowoc Submarines
Marker Front During World War II the Wisconsin-based Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company constructed twenty-eight Gato Class fleet submarines. These boats, dubbed “Freshwater Submarines”, bolstered the production of existing naval . . . Map (db m9206) HM
17 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Military Services Memorial Plaza
Main Text in Center Brass Plaque In Honor of the men and women who have served their country in the armed services of The United States Duty       Honor       Country With the exception of the above inscription, the brass . . . Map (db m9323) HM
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18 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Moss-High Historic District / Bush House
Moss-High Historic District Moss Avenue and High Street which meet at their intersection with Sheridan Road contain a remarkable variety of residential structures significant in terms of the history they represent and of the architectural . . . Map (db m220267) HM
19 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Peoria on The Riverfront / Peoria
Marker Front: Peoria on The Riverfront The Illinois River is the Major Waterway within Illinois Boundaries. Native Americans are known to have lived along its banks for 11,000 years. 1673 Along this riverfront Frenchmen . . . Map (db m9178) HM
20 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Peoria Settlement Site
When Father Marquette, the missionary, and Louis Joliet, the trader, first white men to see the site of Peoria, came ashore here in the summer of 1673, there was an Indian village at this location. 100 years later, the French had built a village . . . Map (db m183623) HM
21 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Peoria, Illinois
The city of Peoria was named for the Peoria tribe of the Iliniwek Indian confederacy who once lived here. It was in 1673 that Jacques Marquette and the explorer Louis Jolliet traveled through the widened portion of the Illinois river known as Lake . . . Map (db m150580) HM
22 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Peoria's First Airport
Near this marker, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his de Havilland biplane on the St. Louis Chicago mail run 1926-1927 prior to his transatlantic flight.Map (db m150582) HM
23 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Peoria's Historic Brick Boulevard
This portion of Armstrong Avenue is the only remaining brick boulevard combination left in the city of Peoria. The John Armstrong Family came to Peoria in 1836, and the family farmhouse still stands at 303 West Armstrong. John Armstrong . . . Map (db m220259) HM
24 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Pettengill-Morron House
built 1868 Given to Peoria Historical Society 1967 Placed on National Register of Historic sites April 2, 1976Map (db m220272) HM
25 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Pimiteoui
Meaning “fat lake,” Illinois Indian name for Peoria Lake. Here passed Jolliet and Marquette in 1673. Established near the lake were Ft. Crévecoeur, 1680; Ft. St. Louis, 1691-92; Old Peorias Fort and village, 1730; Peorias, 1778; Ft. . . . Map (db m150584) HM
26 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Pulsifer's Grove/John C. Wynd Residence
Pulsifer's Grove Prior to his arrival in Peoria in 1856, Sidney Pulsifer acquired a large, undivided parcel of real estate on the Middle Bluff, bounded roughly by North Street and Knoxville Avenue, and by Columbia Terrace and State Street. . . . Map (db m220253) HM
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27 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Revolutionary War Veteran
Captain Zeally Moss is buried in the Bradley family circle, with his daughter Lydia Moss Bradley in the Mt. Prospect area at the southeast corner of the cemetery. He was born in Loudoun County, Virginia. on March 6, 1755, the son of Nathaniel . . . Map (db m220299) HM WM
28 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Schwab - Powell Buildingca. 1852 — Riverfront Visitor Center —
Known as Powell Press Building This building, the oldest Commercial structure on Peoria's Riferfront, was saved, moved, and restored by City of Peoria.Map (db m9180) HM
29 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Sentinel on the BluffBur Oak - Querous Macrocarpa
Circa 1499 - This bur oak takes root. c. mid/late 1600's - French explorers tour this region inhabited by Peoria Native Americans. c. 1750's - Early surveys by European setters include reference to this tree. c. 1850's - Dr. & . . . Map (db m220260) HM
30 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Springdale Cemetery
Founded August 4, 1854 This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 2004Map (db m220302) HM
31 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Springdale Cemetery & MausoleumPoints of Interest
Norman Purple d.1863 Peoria attorney and judge; appointed Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court in 1846; compiled the general statutes of the state, known as the Purple Statutes. Vista Hill F3 Charles Ballance d.1874 Pioneer . . . Map (db m185720) HM
32 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Susan G. Komen
Susan Goodman Komen wanted to make the world a better place. The active civic leader, daughter, sister, wife and young mother of two from Peoria, Illinois, left a legacy she never imagined — her life changed the way the world talks about and treats . . . Map (db m183578) HM
33 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — The Bradley Homestead(Circa 1856)
Tobias Bradley, a Mississippi River produce merchant, married Lydia Moss of Switzerland County, Indiana in 1837. Ten years later they came to Peoria. This house constructed in 1856 became the home of Lydia and Tobias Bradley in 1858. After . . . Map (db m220298) HM
34 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — The Easton Fountain
This fountain and others identical to it were commissioned by Sara Hall Easton to honor her husband Edward S. Easton, a wealthy grain dealer and distiller, upon his death in 1901. The Eastons built and lived in the stately mansion to your far . . . Map (db m220265) HM
35 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — The Gipps Brewing Co./The Ballance-Herschel House
The Gipps Brewing Co. Andrew Eitle established the first brewery in Peoria c.1836-7 on Lot 1, Block 49, Bigelow and Underhill's addition, currently the S.W. corner of Water and Franklin Streets. This brewery operated under several names until it . . . Map (db m220223) HM
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36 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — The Peoria Grain Trade / The Charles H. Feltman House
The Peoria Grain Trade Early Peoria commercial enterprises were established on a broad agricultural base. Distilling, cattle marketing, leather processing, and farm machinery manufacturing in turn rose to prominence. Until the availability . . . Map (db m220258) HM
37 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Waterborn Services Memorial
Dedicated to the men whom have given their lives in the Waterborn services. Navy, Marine Corps, & Coast GuardMap (db m9527) WM
38 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Woodward Home
After the Civil War, increasing congestion in the valley finally forced expansion to the bluff. This dynamic new growth was fueled by the courage and enterprise of men such as Henry R. Woodward. Responding to growing demands for public services, . . . Map (db m220273) HM
39 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Zeally Moss
. . . Map (db m183551) WM
40 Illinois, Peoria County, Peoria — Zeally Moss
. . . Map (db m185233) WM
41 Illinois, Peoria County, Princeville — Princeville Revolutionary War Veterans
This marker commemorates two Revolutionary War veterans, Phineas Bronson and John Montgomery, who lived and died in Princeville, Illinois. Phineas Bronson was born in Enfield, Connecticut on Nov. 9, 1764. He served in the 3rd Company of the 2nd . . . Map (db m150577) WM
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Dec. 1, 2023