Town/City
Oquawka
County
Henderson County
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States of America

Oquawka, Illinois

Summary

Village located on eastern bank of Mississippi River about 42 miles northeast of Nauvoo, Illinois. County seat. Terminus of Peoria and Oquawka Railroad. Population in 1858 about 2,500. JS twice hid from enemies at home of James Taylor a few miles northeast of village, Oct. 1842.