Kankakee City

Name:

Kankakee City

County:

Kankakee

Zip Code:

60901

Latitude / Longitude:

41°7’12N 87°51’40W

Elevation:

656 ft (200 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Kankakee /kæk’ki/ is a city in and the county seat of Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. The city’s name is probably derived from the Miami-Illinois word teeyaahkiki, meaning: “Open country/exposed land/land in open/land exposed to view,” in reference to the area’s prior status as a marsh.

Remains:

The area of Kankakee was inhabited by the Potawatami beginning sometime in the 18th century. In 1833 the Potawatami signed a treaty with the United States government, agreeing to leave the region and move west. Kankakee was founded in 1854.

Established:

1854

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

As of the 2010 census, the city population was 27,537. Kankakee is a principal city of the Kankakee-Bourbonnais-Bradley Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Remarks:

 

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