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East Peoria
Tazewell County, Illinois


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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of East Peoria is approximately 22,536 (2005), 23402 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,938 (2000), 9966 (2010).
The amount of land area in East Peoria is 44.198 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in East Peoria is 18.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.737 sq kilometers.
The distance from East Peoria to Washington DC is 698 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 61 miles. (as the crow flies)
East Peoria is positioned 40.67 degrees north of the equator and 89.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.
East Peoria elevation is 450 feet above sea level.
East Peoria per capita income is $ 20,147 (2000).
East Peoria median income is $ 89,900 (2000).
The East Peoria median home price is $ 41,538 (2000).


in central Illinois about six miles from Peoria. Other nearby communities include Creve Coeur, Marquette Heights, Peoria Heights, West Peoria, North Pekin, Morton and Bartonville.
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History & History Related Items

The first homes here were built in the swamplands during the mid 1800ís. The area was first known as Bluetown after it was platted by Joseph Schertz. Some say the name was for the blue smocks customarily worn by the men who originated from Alsace Lorraine. Others feel the name was because the stilts of the homes were painted blue to protect the wood from the effects of the swamp. Still another theory is that the mining company which owned many of the homes here had purchased a good deal of blue paint for the homes. But the name did not last as it was changed to Hilton in later years. As nearby Peoria began to develop and prosper, people began to look to the east side of the river. In 1848, the first toll bridge was built allowing for movement across the river. When Almiron S. Cole built a home and developed an area known as Coleville, more and more residents moved in. This area was known as Coleville. Finally in July 1884, Bluetown and Coleville incorporated as Hilton. In October, 1889, Hilton became the Village of East Peoria. In April of 1919, the village became a city.

Here is a history page for East Peoria.
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The EastSide Centre
An incomparable facility for all sports including stadium, sports fields, courts, fitness club, locker rooms, pro shop and much more.

Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Learn what is available in East Peoria!

Fondulac Park District
201 Veterans Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611
Phone: (309) 699-3923

Tourist Attractions in the area.

Festival of Lights
Officially beginning in late November and continuing on under 31 December.
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East Peoria City Government

City of East Peoria
100 S. Main St.
East Peoria, IL 61611
City Clerk Phone: (309) 698-4715

East Peoria Chamber

East Peoria Chamber of Commerce
111 W. Washington St. Suite 290
East Peoria IL 61611
Phone: 309-699-6212

East Peoria Organizations

East Peoria Chamber of Commerce
111 W. Washington St. Suite 290
East Peoria IL 61611
Phone: 309-699-6212

East Peoria Libraries

Fondulac District Library
140 E. Washington Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
Phone: (309) 699-3917

East Peoria Schools

East Peoria District 86
601 Taylor Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
Phone: 309-427-5100
Serving K-8 students

East Peoria Community High School District 309
1401 East Washington St.
East Peoria, IL 61611
Phone: 309-694-8300
Serving 9-12 students

Robein School
200 Campus Avenue
East Peoria, IL 61611
Phone: 309-694-1409
Serving K-7 students


Illinois Central College
One College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
Phone: 309-698-1418

University of Illinois at Springfield
One College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
Phone: 309-694-5339 East Peoria


The population of East Peoria was:
1990 - 21,378
2000 - 22,638
2005 - 22,536

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