Indiana boasts two different towns named Peoria, one in Franklin County and the other in Miami County's Butler Township. This page references Miami County's own Peoria, which was laid out as a town in 1845 by Isaac Litzenberger.
Located near the spillway on the downstream side of the beautiful Mississinewa Reservoir, Peoria is close to many great activities. Fishing, hiking, picnicking, camping, and more are near at hand from this community.
Once a trading point of considerable importance, Peoria's significance dwindled with the advent of the railroads and the moving of trade to other communities.
Peoria, which gets its name from a tribe of Native Americans, is still a great place to make a pit stop while exploring the Frances Slocum Trail and the Mississinewa.