Edwards, Illinois

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Edwards
Unincorporated community
From the right turn lane on Taylor Road, the Bethel Bible Church at left, a rectangular grain elevator building in the center, and Illinois Route 8 sign on the right.
Taylor Road at IL 8, 2007
Edwards is located in Peoria County
Edwards
Edwards
Edwards is located in Illinois
Edwards
Edwards
Coordinates: 40°44′45″N 89°44′39″W / 40.74583°N 89.74417°W / 40.74583; -89.74417Coordinates: 40°44′45″N 89°44′39″W / 40.74583°N 89.74417°W / 40.74583; -89.74417
Country United States
State Illinois
County Peoria
Civil township Kickapoo
Elevation 525 ft (160 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 61528
Area code(s) 309
GNIS feature ID 407800[1]

Edwards is an unincorporated community in Peoria County, Illinois, United States. Edwards is located on Illinois Route 8 northwest of downtown Peoria. Edwards has a post office with ZIP Code 61528;[2] the Post Office is now located on Dubois Road[3] just south of Interstate 74 exit 82, 2.1 miles (3.4 km) north of the original Edwards.

Edwards is in section 19 of Kickapoo Township, and was previously called Edwards Station, as a train station on the Peoria and Galesburg division of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad,[4] originally the Peoria, Oquawka and Burlington Railroad in 1857 when the railroad was completed and the station opened.[5] The first settler, Isaac Jones, died in 1840.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ "Post Office Locations in the Edwards, IL area". Post Office Locations. United States Postal Service. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Kickapoo Township". The History of Peoria County, Illinois. Chicago: Johnson & Company. 1880. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  5. ^ "Kickapoo Township". The History of Peoria County, Illinois. Chicago: Johnson & Company. 1880. Retrieved 2012-03-05.