Almora, Illinois

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Almora, Illinois
Almora is located in Illinois
Almora
Almora
Almora is located in the United States
Almora
Almora
Coordinates: 42°03′39″N 88°20′10″W / 42.06083°N 88.33611°W / 42.06083; -88.33611Coordinates: 42°03′39″N 88°20′10″W / 42.06083°N 88.33611°W / 42.06083; -88.33611
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyKane
TownshipElgin
Elevation
863 ft (263 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)847 & 224
GNIS feature ID422402[1]

Almora is an unincorporated community in Kane County, in the U.S. state of Illinois.[1]

History[edit]

Almora had its start in the 1880s when the railroad was extended to that point.[2] A post office called Almora was established in 1885, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1910.[3] Although an older source states Almora was named after "a European city",[4] a more recent source proposes the name may be after Almora, in India.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Almora, Illinois
  2. ^ a b Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
  3. ^ "Kane County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  4. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 36.