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The community of Elmwood, Illinois is located in western Peoria County, only 30 miles from Peoria and Galesburg. Elmwood offers its citizens the benefits of a peaceful country setting while providing easy access to some of Central Illinois' largest cities.


Founded in 1854, Elmwood has preserved its architectural appeal, including Lorado Taft's statue "The Pioneers," the historic buildings that house our many businesses and organizations, and the beautiful homes that line our streets.

Home to many businesses, organizations, and churches, Elmwood prides itself on community involvement. Participation from local civic organizations make events like the Strawberry Festival, Elmwood Fall Festival, Elmwood All Outdoors Show, Elmwood Tour of Homes enjoyable for local citizens and out-of-town visitors. The enthusiasm of the Elmwood community reflects the dedication and interest our citizens have in preserving the heritage and beauty of our town for future generations.

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