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Tazewell County

Tazewell County is named for Lyttelton W. Tazewell, who was a United States Senator from Virginia.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Peoria County and Woodford County

E – Woodford County and McLean County

S – Logan County and Mason County

W – Fulton County and Peoria County


Created:  January 31, 1827                                                        Map of Illinois highlighting Tazewell County

County Seat:

Mackinaw  1827 – 1831

Pekin         1831 – 1836

Tremon      1836 – 1850

Pekin         1850 – present


County Courthouse – Pekin


Location:  11 South 4th Street / South Capital Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Deal & Ginzie

Contractor:  English Brothers of Champaign


Description: The building faces north and is a three story rectangular gray colored stone structure. The first story is horizontal gray colored stone. The north entrance has a decorative arch with a stone eagle on the top. The center section extends from the building and has four square stone dividing pillars between the recessed windows. Around the roof line is a stone balustrade.


See:  The contractor, English Brothers of Champaign constructed courthouses in Clay CountyJackson County and Madison County. 


County Judicial Center – Pekin



Location:  101 South Capital Street / St. Mary Street

Built:  2002 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Phillips, Swager Associates Inc. of Peoria

Contractor:  River City Construction of East Peoria


Description: The building faces east and is a glass, red colored brick and concrete structure. The building has a glass paneled entrance on the east side


See:  The architect Phillips, Swager Associates Inc. and the contractor River City Construction also designed and constructed the Justice Center in Rock Island County. The architect Phillips, Swager Associates Inc. designed the courthouse in La Salle County.


See:  The 10th Judicial District includes Marshall CountyPeoria CountyPutnam County and Stark County.



County Courthouse – Pekin











Photos taken 2007