05/15/2014 02:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How Did These Illinois Towns Get Their Names?

Check out this list of cities, towns and villages in Illinois that were named for somewhere else. Some of the names took fairly circuitous routes to get to Illinois. There are even cities elsewhere in the country that were named for places in Illinois. This is not an exhaustive list. Does the name of your community come from somewhere else or have a cool origin story?


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