Introduction to Du Quoin, Illinois
Located in Perry county, Du Quoin, Illinois, is 71 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri. There are 6,448 residents living in the city.
Du Quoin History
The city of Du Quoin was named after an Illiniwek Native American, Chief Jean Baptiste Ducoigne of the Kaskaskia. He was killed by the Shawnee tribes in 1802. The city was founded in 1853 in the area where Old Du Quoin now stands. Later, when the Illinois Central Railroad lines were placed, the residents moved westward and set up the present-day territory of Du Quoin. Currently, it is the largest city in Perry county.
Du Quoin and nearby Attractions
- Pyramid State Recreation Area
- Kinkaid Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
- Silkwood Inn Museum
- Hundley House
- General John A. Logan Museum
- West Walnut Street Historic District
Things To Do In Du Quoin
The Kinkaid Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area, The Pyramid State Recreation Area, and the General John A. Logan Museum are nearby. In addition, the city holds local festivals such as the Du Quoin State Fair.
Du Quoin Transportation
The closest airport to the city is Williamson county Regional Airport.
Du Quoin Higher Education
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Campus, John A Logan College, and Southeast Missouri State University offer courses for higher education.