A city wrapped in History starting in January 1750 when Jean Baptiste Du Quoin ( sometimes Ducoigne) was born to a French father and a Tamaroa Indian mother.  He had a remarkable life, became a Chief, died and was buried at Kaskaskia.

      In the mid 1800's a community began to grow, a railroad tied the Great Lakes to the Gulf and the City of Du Quoin was born.*

        Agriculture and mining were the city's oldest industries.  Today, life in Du Quoin is evolving into a high-tech modern setting with the charm of a small mid-western town.

 

     * For more information on our history see: Du Quoin Tourism - Historical Information

 

     

Du Quoin Tourism Commission 

20 N. Chestnut St.  P.O.Box 1037  DuQuoin, Illinois 62832

Ph. 618/542/8338 or 800/455/9570  Fax: 618/542/8778 

 E-Mail: duquointourism@yahoo.com