Tampico, Illinois was founded in 1856 by John W. Glassburn and was incorporated in 1875. It is an agricultural region producing mainly grain and noted for the number of Amish-Mennonite families who have settled in the area. President Ronald Reagan was born here on February 6, 1911.
For more information, see the Tampico Historical Society.
A biography of Ronald Reagan is available at The White House webpage
Tampico Historical Society, 2004