TRAILS TO THE PAST THE LAND OF L

TRAILS TO THE PAST
THE LAND OF LINCOLN

TAZEWELL COUNTY

 

Whats in Tazewell County!

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A Little History

Tazewell County was formed out of Peoria County in 1827. The consensus appears to be that it was named in honor of Littleton Tazewell, who was serving in the U.S. Senate, and who became Governor of Virginia in 1834. It is, however, possible that it was named for Littleton's father, prominent Virginia politician Henry Tazewell, for whom Tazewell County, Virginia, was named.  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
 

Adjacent counties

  • Woodford County (north)

  • McLean County (east)

  • Logan County (south)

  • Mason County (southwest)

  • Fulton County (west)

  • Peoria County (northwest)

 

 

Pekin, Illinois, Tazewell County Courthouse
Taken about 1955

 
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