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Tazewell County, Illinois


The Marigold Capital of the World

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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Pekin is approximately 32,254 (1990), 34094 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,776 (1990), 13820 (2010).
The amount of land area in Pekin is 28.32 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.372 sq kilometers.
The distance from Pekin to Washington DC is 701 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 54 miles. (as the crow flies)
Pekin is positioned 40.56 degrees north of the equator and 89.62 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Pekin, Illinois is the "Marigold Capital and host to the annual Marigold Festival each September. Pekin became the Marigold Capital because it is the birthplace of the late Senator Everett Dirksen, who stated that it was his favorite flower and thereby sponsored the nickname for Pekin.
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Pekin City Government

Pekin City Clerk
400 Margaret St
Pekin, IL 61554-3260
Phone: 309-477-2307

Pekin Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
402 Court St
Pekin, IL 61554-3201
Phone: 309-346-2106

Pekin Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
402 Court St
Pekin, IL 61554-3201
Phone: 309-346-2106

Pekin Libraries

Pekin Public Library
301 S 4th St
Pekin, IL 61554-4219
Phone: 309-347-7111

Pekin Schools

North Pekin District Administration
51 Yates Rd
Pekin, IL 61554-1152
Phone: 309-382-2172

Pekin Public School District 108
501 Washington St
Pekin, IL 61554-4239
Phone: 309-346-3151

Faith Baptist Christian School
1501 Howard Court
Pekin, Illinois
Phone: 309-347-6178

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