Tazewell county is located in central Illinois just south of Peoria
. It is named for Lyttleton Waller Tazewell, a U.S. Senator from Virginia at the time the county was established.
Although it was created in 1827, the final county boundaries weren't set until 1841. De Witt County, Livingston County, Logan County, Mason County, McLean County and Woodford County were all involved in its metamorphasis.
The county seat, Pekin, lies along the banks of the Illinois River as does East Peoria. The latter is the home port of the "Par-A-Dice Riverboat"--a replica of Robert Fulton's steamboat "Claremont".
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 129,801, an increase of 6,109 over the 1990 census.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
Additional information is available at these pages:
Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Clinton) De Witt County
(Lewistown) Fulton County
(Galesburg) Knox County
(Lincoln) Logan County
(Lacon) Marshall County
(Havana) Mason County
10/15 Coming to The Pekin area
Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.
Marion Arts Festival Marion IA May18 the festival offers a high caliber, fully accessible cultural experience – a day of fine art and flip flops, families and connoisseurs, fun and education.
Skokie Festival of Cultures Skokie IL May18-19 Since its inception in 1991, the Skokie Festival of Cultures has become one of the premier ethnic festivals in Illinois, attracting more than 380,000 visitors and dozens of cultures, all representing Skokie's tremendous diversity.