Tiskilwa, Illinois

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Tiskilwa is a village in Bureau County, Illinois, United States. The population was 787 at the 2000 census. It is part of the OttawaStreator Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Tiskilwa was established in 1834.

Festivals

The second Saturday in June is Tiskilwa's Strawberry Festival celebrating Tiskilwa's strawberry season with a community celebration. The festival offers fresh berries and strawberry shortcake, children’s activities and entertainment. It coincides with town-wide garage sales. There are rides to a local farm for people to pick their own strawberries. [1]

The first weekend in August, Tiskilwa celebrates Pow Wow Days. This is a three day event that includes a children's "rodeo", a parade, a Pow Wow and a beer garden which was founded by Joel Taylor in the 1970's.

Geography

Tiskilwa is located at 41°17′30″N 89°30′23″W / 41.29167°N 89.50639°W / 41.29167; -89.50639 (41.291664, -89.506462)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 787 people, 317 households, and 222 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,642.7 people per square mile (633.0/km²). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 701.4/sq mi (270.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.84% White, 0.25% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.25% Asian, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

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