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