Peoria County, IL

PEORIA COUNTY, situated toward the west part of Illinois, with Illinois river on the southeast.  Area, 648 square miles.  Seat of justice, Peoria.  Pop. in 1840, 6,153; in 1850, 17,547. (Fanning's, 1853)
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Peoria, IL City or Town
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