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Peoria Chiropractor | History of Peoria Illinois

Everyone has a special affinity for the place they call home and we are no different at our Peoria Chiropractor Clinic. We truly appreciate the friendly people and the wonderful history of Peoria Illinois. Peoria Illinois is located in central Illinois along Interstate 74 and sets on the banks of the Illinois River. It is the largest city on the Illinois River. Established in 1691 by the French explorer Henri de Tonti, Peoria is the oldest European settlement in Illinois, and is named after the Peoria tribe. As of the 2010 census, the city was the seventh-most populated in Illinois, with a population of 115,007. The Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 373,590 in 2011. Peoria is one of the oldest settlements in Illinois, as explorers first ventured up the Illinois River from the Mississippi. The lands that eventually would become Peoria were first settled in 1680, when French explorers Ren-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle and Henri de Tonti constructed Fort Crevecoeur. This fort would later burn to the ground, and in 1813 Fort Clark, Illinois was built. When the County of Peoria was organized in 1825, Fort Clark was officially named Peoria. Peoria was named after the Peoria tribe, a member of the Illinois Confederation. The original meaning of the word is uncertain; a recent proposal suggests a derivation from a Proto-Algonquian word meaning "to dream with the help of a manitou". Some Interesting Peoria Facts our Chiropractor Clinic Found The first American automobile, the Duryea, was reportedly produced in downtown Peoria. In 1926, Charles Lindbergh flew mail into Peoria as a stop on his mail route between St. Louis and Chicago. The city of Peoria is home to a United States courthouse, the Peoria Civic Center (which includes Carver Arena), and the world headquarters for Caterpillar Inc. Medicine has become a major part of Peoria's economy. In addition to three major hospitals, the USDA's National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, formerly called the USDA Northern Regional Research Lab, is located in Peoria. This is the lab where mass production of penicillin was developed. Our Peoria Chiropractor Clinic truly loves Peoria Illinois. With so much to do and see we encourage you to come explore what our beautiful city has to offer.