Fowler, Illinois

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Fowler
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County Adams
Elevation 732 ft (223 m)
Coordinates 40°00′28″N 91°15′31″W / 40.00778°N 91.25861°W / 40.00778; -91.25861Coordinates: 40°00′28″N 91°15′31″W / 40.00778°N 91.25861°W / 40.00778; -91.25861
Population 1,603 (2000)
Founded 1857
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Location of Fowler within Illinois
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Location of Fowler in the United States

Fowler is an unincorporated community in Gilmer Township, Adams County, Illinois, United States and is located near Quincy. It is part of the Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area. U.S. Route 24 passes through the center of town as well as the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad. Interstate 172 begins two miles west of Fowler.

Fowler had its start in the 1850s when the railroad was extended to that point.[1] A post office called Fowler's Station was established in 1857, and the name was changed to Fowler in 1869.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Untitled". Davinci Press. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017.