Holder, Illinois

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Coordinates: 40°27′04″N 88°48′15″W / 40.45111°N 88.80417°W / 40.45111; -88.80417
Holder
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County McLean County
Township Old Town Township
Elevation 840 ft (256 m)
Coordinates 40°27′04″N 88°48′15″W / 40.45111°N 88.80417°W / 40.45111; -88.80417
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 309
Location of Holder within Illinois
Location of Illinois within the United States

Holder is an unincorporated community in Old Town Township, McLean County, Illinois.

Geography[edit]

Holder is located at 40°27′4″N 88°48′15″W / 40.45111°N 88.80417°W / 40.45111; -88.80417 (40.4511462, -88.8042368), and is located east of Bloomington.

History[edit]

Holder was laid out 7 December 1871 by Charles W. Holder. Holder was a Bloomington land developer who was associated with the development of many towns including Towanda, Illinois, Normal,Illinois. and Lyons, Iowa. The Lafayette, Bloomington and Mississippi Railroad, for which Padua Township had supplied $30,000 worth of bonds. The location of the station came as a surprise to local people who had expected that it would be closer to the center of the Township.[1] A store was moved to the new Town. By 1872 freight service had begun of the railroad.[2] The original town consisted of four blocks on the north side of the depot grounds. The depot was on the south side of the tracks and early grain elevators were on both sides of the tracks.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Holder consists of approximately 25 residential dwellings.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ History of McLean County Illinois (Chicago: LeBaron 1879, p. 567.
  2. ^ William D. Walters, Jr. "Town-Making in Eastern McLean County, Illinois: A Geographic Microstudy," Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society, (June 1998) XL:2 pp. 32.32.
  3. ^ Combined Indexed Atlas 1856 - 1914, McLean County, Illinois (Bloomington: McLean County Historical Society and McLean County Genealogical Society, 2006) p. 181

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