Burksville, Illinois

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Burksville
Unincorporated community
Name origin: John G. Burkhardt, St. Louis merchant
Country United States
State Illinois
County Monroe
Precinct 12
Elevation 650 ft (198 m)
Coordinates 38°16′02″N 90°09′09″W / 38.26722°N 90.15250°W / 38.26722; -90.15250Coordinates: 38°16′02″N 90°09′09″W / 38.26722°N 90.15250°W / 38.26722; -90.15250
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62298
Area code 618
Location of Burksville within Illinois
Location of Burksville within Illinois

Burksville is an unincorporated community in the historic New Design Precinct of Monroe County, Illinois, United States. Originally developed by John P. Brown, Burksville was named in 1857 after John G. Burkhardt, a resident of St. Louis, who opened a store there in 1851. It lies along the old Kaskaskia to St. Louis road off Illinois Route 3, south of Waterloo.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Combined History of Randolph, Monroe and Perry Counties, Illinois, J. L. McDonough & Co., Philadelphia, 1883