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

Clickable Map of Tazewell 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> Tazewell County, IL (10) Fulton County, IL (1) Logan County, IL (76) Mason County, IL (3) McLean County, IL (107) Peoria County, IL (41) Woodford County, IL (5)  TazewellCounty(10) Tazewell County (10)  FultonCounty(1) Fulton County (1)  LoganCounty(76) Logan County (76)  MasonCounty(3) Mason County (3)  McLeanCounty(107) McLean County (107)  PeoriaCounty(41) Peoria County (41)  WoodfordCounty(5) Woodford County (5)
Pekin is the county seat for Tazewell County
Adjacent to Tazewell County, Illinois
      Fulton County (1)  
      Logan County (76)  
      Mason County (3)  
      McLean County (107)  
      Peoria County (41)  
      Woodford County (5)  
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1 Illinois, Tazewell County, Creve Coeur, Groveland Township — Fort Crevecœur
In 1680 upon this spot stood Fort Crevecœur built from the plans of Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle Here was centered the hope of Louis XIV for a broader empire of the French on American soil From here in 1680 went forth . . . Map (db m220305) HM
2 Illinois, Tazewell County, East Peoria, Fondulac Township — Bridges
Ferries provided the earliest transportation across the river. In 1849, a toll bridge was completed across the river in the area of the Michel Bridge to your left. The Franklin Street Draw Bridge began operation in 1912. It was replaced by the . . . Map (db m220195) HM
3 Illinois, Tazewell County, East Peoria, Fondulac Township — CILCO-Wallace Station
You are standing on the site of Wallace Station, a coal-fired power-generating plant operated by Central Illinois Light Company (CILCO). The facility provided electricity to an area centered around Peoria. The plant began operating in 1925 and at . . . Map (db m220190) HM
4 Illinois, Tazewell County, East Peoria, Fondulac Township — East Peoria Veterans Memorial
[Main monument] Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country's way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will . . . Map (db m220217) WM
5 Illinois, Tazewell County, East Peoria, Fondulac Township — Peoria Skyline
The Peoria riverfront reflects the development of this area from its earliest days. Still visible are the 1899 Rock Island Railroad station, warehouses, banks and commercial buildings. The gazebo with flags commemorates the 75th anniversary of . . . Map (db m220186) HM
6 Illinois, Tazewell County, East Peoria, Fondulac Township — Railroads
The first passenger train came to Peoria in November 1854 on what became known as the Rock Island line. By 1920, Peoria had 15 railroads offering freight and passenger service from three railway stations and more than 100 trains a day through the . . . Map (db m220211) HM
7 Illinois, Tazewell County, East Peoria, Fondulac Township — Steamboats
The Illinois River served as the first highway through this area, bringing the earliest settlers, whether by canoe, or dugout, longboat or flatboat. Beginning in 1829, steamboats increased the flow of passengers and goods. Just south of here, the . . . Map (db m220210) HM
8 Illinois, Tazewell County, Pekin — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial DistrictPekin, Illinois — County-Seat Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857Map (db m12143) HM
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9 Illinois, Tazewell County, Tremont — Tremont Courthouse1839 - 1850
Abraham Lincoln attended court in the fine two story rectangular brick courthouse with four Grecian columns and copper dome on this site. Here in 1842 he was challenged to a duel by James Shields. Lincoln last spoke here August 30, 1858.Map (db m12184) HM
10 Illinois, Tazewell County, Washington — Civil War Memorial
In memory of our Soldiers 1861-1865.Map (db m89831) WM
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Jun. 7, 2023