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Welcome to Pekin ...

Pekin is primarily located in Jefferson County. A portion of Pekin extends into Keokuk County.

The location of Pekin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Pekin is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Pekin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Pekin is located in the (319) area code.

Communities Also Named Pekin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Pekin - they are located in Arkansas (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maryland, Nebraska, New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (5), Tennessee and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pekin.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pekin. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pekin. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pekin.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Pekin:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pekin ...

Looking for more information about Pekin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Pekin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Pekin, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Pekin.

Communities near Pekin ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Ottumwa   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the Southwest (SW) of Pekin

Located in Wapello County

Fairfield   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Pekin

Sigourney   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Pekin

Located in Keokuk County

Maharishi Vedic City   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Pekin

Keota   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Pekin

Located in Keokuk County

Eldon   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Pekin

Located in Wapello County

Hedrick   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Pekin

Located in Keokuk County

Fremont   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Pekin

Located in Mahaska County

Brighton   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Pekin

Located in Washington County

Agency   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Pekin

Located in Wapello County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Pekin.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pekin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pekin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pekin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pekin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pekin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pekin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1628, Longitude: -92.1596     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pekin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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