Wasson, Illinois

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Wasson, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Wasson, Illinois is located in Illinois
Wasson, Illinois
Wasson, Illinois
Coordinates: 37°47′17″N 88°29′05″W / 37.78806°N 88.48472°W / 37.78806; -88.48472Coordinates: 37°47′17″N 88°29′05″W / 37.78806°N 88.48472°W / 37.78806; -88.48472
Country United States
State Illinois
County Saline
Elevation 384 ft (117 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 618
GNIS feature ID 420629[1]

Wasson is an unincorporated community in East Eldorado and Raleigh Townships, Saline County, Illinois, United States. Wasson is located along U.S. Route 45 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Eldorado.[2]

Wasson started as a company village for the Wasson Coal Company outside of Harrisburg, Illinois. The village was named after C.M. Wasson and his son. Mr. Wasson began his career as a junk dealer and eventually became one of the leading coal mining and banking pioneers in Southern Illinois.