Weston, McLean County, Illinois

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Coordinates: 40°44′50″N 88°37′19″W / 40.74722°N 88.62194°W / 40.74722; -88.62194
Weston
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County McLean
Elevation 702 ft (214 m)
Coordinates 40°44′50″N 88°37′19″W / 40.74722°N 88.62194°W / 40.74722; -88.62194
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 61726
Area codes 815, 779
Location of Weston within Illinois
Location of Weston within Illinois
[1]

Weston, Illinois is an unincorporated community located in McLean County, Illinois. It currently is still in existence, as opposed to its now-defunct namesake in DuPage County, Illinois.

History[edit]

Weston was laid out 26 August 1867 by W. F. Bryan.[2] The Original Town included 288 small lots, five blocks that were not subdivided and a Public Park. The depot and town hall were on the south side of the tracks. It was a station along the Toledo Peoria and Western Railroad. In 1895 there were four churches.[3] Just east of town an area of natural tall grass prairie survives at Weston Cemetery Prairie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Weston, McLean County, Illinois
  2. ^ Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McLean County (Chicago: Munsell, 1908) p. 902.
  3. ^ Combined Indexed Atlas 1856-1914, McLean County, Illinois (Bloomington: McLean County Historical Society and McLean County Genealogical Society, 2006) p. 212.