Peoria, Texas

Peoria is an unincorporated community in Hill County, located in the U.S. state of Texas.[1] The community is located at the intersection of SH 22 and Farm Road 1947, six miles to the west of Hillsboro.[2]

Peoria, Texas
Coordinates: 31°58′33″N 97°13′16″W
CountryUnited States
617 ft (188 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)817, 682
GNIS feature ID2034674


Prior to the 1840s, the area was primarily used as a rest stop for cattle grazing. B. F. Stewart gave the area the name Peoria, after his home in Peoria, Illinois. By 1855 the Cumberland Presbyterian Church was founded, and the following year a post office was registered, with Henry Young serving as the first postmaster. In 1878 the population was 500, however this dropped to 390 by 1890.

Due to the railroad bypassing the town, the population continued to fall, with the post office closing in 1907. In 1922 the Gin and mill shut down. By 1980 the town had a population of 81, with children attending school in Hillsboro. The population has remained steady since then.[3]


  1. "Peoria (Hill County, TX) - Census". Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  2. "Peoria Texas history, cemetery, baptist church, schoolhouse, photos, nearby cities & towns". Retrieved 2020-09-28.
  3. "TSHA | Peoria, TX". Retrieved 2020-09-28.

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