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What's in a name? Illinois city names that came from somewhere else

Caitlin WilsonReboot Illinois

May 13, 2014

Check out this list of Illinois city names 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?

Illinois city names

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Illinois city names that come from somewhere else

Lexington, Illinois may be named for Lexington,…

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