Place:Metamora, Woodford, Illinois, United States

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NameMetamora
TypeVillage
Coordinates40.791°N 89.362°W
Located inWoodford, Illinois, United States
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Metamora is a village in Woodford County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,636 at the 2010 census. Metamora is a growing suburb of Peoria and is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Metamora was the county seat of Woodford County from 1843 until 1896. The Metamora Courthouse State Historic Site, a courthouse from this period, is preserved as an Illinois state historic site. Future President Abraham Lincoln and future Vice President Adlai E. Stevenson I practiced law here.

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