PEORIA CITY

NAME: Peoria City
COUNTY: Story
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 5
CLIMATE: Snow in winter and HOT in summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring or fall.
COMMENTS: Was located 4 miles SE of Maxwell on the east side of 112th St just north of where 164th street 'T's from the west at N41 51.665' W93 22.017'
REMAINS: Nothing discernable.
The town was started in 1852 by Aaron, Elkanah and Abel Pearson from Indiana who settled in sections 2 and 12 on the east side of Indian Creek. Platted in 1856 it was "done in" when the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad came through 4 miles NW. A new town, Maxwell, was established and many of Peoria City's buildings were moved to Maxwell. The Peoria Methodist Church and Cemetery are all that is left today. Submitted by: Jerry Hale
Peoria City
Courtesy Jerry Hale

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