Disco, Illinois

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Disco, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Disco, Illinois is located in Illinois
Disco, Illinois
Disco, Illinois
Coordinates: 40°37′13″N 91°01′17″W / 40.62028°N 91.02139°W / 40.62028; -91.02139Coordinates: 40°37′13″N 91°01′17″W / 40.62028°N 91.02139°W / 40.62028; -91.02139
Country United States
State Illinois
County Hancock
Elevation 667 ft (203 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 407231[1]

Disco is an unincorporated community in Durham and La Harpe Townships, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. Disco is 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of La Harpe, and is on the Keokuk Junction Railway..

History[edit]

While one source says the etymology is uncertain,[2] another source says Disco was so named because the surrounding river valley is as flat as a discus.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Disco, Illinois
  2. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 390. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  3. ^ Rundquist, Thomas J. (1 August 2000). Substitute Teacher Survival Activities Vol 1. Nova Media Inc. p. 46. ISBN 978-1-884239-51-9.