East Lynn, Illinois
Post office and fire department buildings
|Elevation||696 ft (212 m)|
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Location of Illinois within the United States
The town, founded in 1872, is said to have been named after the novel and play entitled East Lynne. The Methodist church was actually founded before the town, in 1869. The main trade was in grain. One man, Henry Ludden, filled several early roles in the town, as the first postmaster, the first station agent, and the first to operate a store.
East Lynn is located at.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: East Lynn, Illinois
- Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 103. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.[unreliable source?]
- Stapp, Katherine; W. I. Bowman (1968). History Under Our Feet: The Story of Vermilion County, Illinois. Danville, Illinois: Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc. p. 41.
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