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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Princeville is approximately 1,421 (1990), 1738 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 604 (1990), 675 (2010).
The amount of land area in Princeville is 3.26 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Princeville to Washington DC is 713 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 79 miles. (as the crow flies)
Princeville is positioned 40.93 degrees north of the equator and 89.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in central Illinois, north of Peoria. Here is a map page for Princeville.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Princeville.

Daniel Prince came to this area, built a home on the prairie just west of the Illinois River. He was a conservationist who plowed furrows and burned the grass before everything was dry to prevent massive prairie fires from endangering his home and trees.

Later, on 22 June 1837, town founders, William C. Stevens, Benjamin Clark and Jesse M. McCuthen honored Prince's contribution to the settling of the area by naming the new town after him. Daniel Prince left the area just two years later when he said, "things were just too crowded for his taste."
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The incorporation of Princeville



Heritage Center/Museum, Rock Island Trail
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Princeville City Government

Village of Princeville
206 N. Walnut
Box 200
Princeville, IL 61559
Phone: 309-385-4765
Fax: 309-385-2631 email:

The Village of Princeville was incorporated in 1874 as non-home rule. It is governed by a President and a six member Board of Trustees. Member's terms are four years and 1/2 are elected every other year.

Princeville Libraries

Lillie M. Evans Library District
207 N. Walnut Ave
P.O. Box 349
Princeville, IL 61559
Phone: 309-385-4540
Fax: 309-385-2661

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