Allentown, Illinois

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Allentown, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Allentown Union Hall
Allentown, Illinois is located in Illinois
Allentown, Illinois
Allentown, Illinois
Allentown, Illinois is located in the US
Allentown, Illinois
Allentown, Illinois
Coordinates: 40°33′21″N 89°23′48″W / 40.55583°N 89.39667°W / 40.55583; -89.39667Coordinates: 40°33′21″N 89°23′48″W / 40.55583°N 89.39667°W / 40.55583; -89.39667
Country United States
State Illinois
County Tazewell
Elevation 679 ft (207 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 309
GNIS feature ID 422400[1]

Allentown is an unincorporated community in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States. Allentown is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northwest of Mackinaw.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Allentown in 1879, and remained in operation until the 1950s.[2] The community derives its name from one James Allen.[3] Allentown was formerly a station of the Illinois Terminal Railroad interurban system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Tazewell County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.