Place:Peoria, Illinois, United States

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Peoria County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 186,494, which is an increase of 1.7% from 183,433 in 2000. Its county seat is Peoria.

Peoria County is part of the Peoria, Illinois, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Peoria County was formed in 1825 out of Fulton County. It was named for the Peoria, an Illiniwek people who lived there. It included most of the western valley of the Illinois River up to the Chicago river portage.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1825 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1825 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1825 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1825 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1878 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 6,153
1850 17,547
1860 36,601
1870 47,540
1880 55,355
1890 70,378
1900 88,608
1910 100,255
1920 111,710
1930 141,344
1940 153,374
1950 174,347
1960 189,044
1970 195,318
1980 200,466
1990 182,827

Note: In 1830 McDonough County was reported with Schuyler, and Peoria County was reported with Putnam.

Research Tips

External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Peoria County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.co.peoria.il.us/


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