Place:Tampico, Whiteside, Illinois, United States

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NameTampico
TypeVillage
Coordinates41.631°N 89.786°W
Located inWhiteside, Illinois, United States
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Tampico is a village located in Tampico Township, Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census the village had a total population of 790, up from 772 at the 2000 census. U.S. President Ronald Reagan was born there and lived there for two brief periods of his childhood.

History

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The area containing the future Tampico township was a slough. The first nonaboriginal settlers arrived in 1852. The township of Tampico was established in 1861. In 1863-64, the area was drained. The local railroad went into service in 1871. In June 1874, a tornado struck, destroying 27 buildings. In 1875, the village of Tampico was incorporated.

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