La Fox, Illinois

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La Fox, Illinois
Unincorporated community
La Fox, Illinois is located in Illinois
La Fox, Illinois
La Fox, Illinois
Coordinates: 41°53′11″N 88°24′32″W / 41.88639°N 88.40889°W / 41.88639; -88.40889Coordinates: 41°53′11″N 88°24′32″W / 41.88639°N 88.40889°W / 41.88639; -88.40889
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kane
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 60147
Area code(s) 630
GNIS feature ID 411636[1]
La Fox Road

La Fox is an unincorporated community in Blackberry Township, Kane County, Illinois, United States. The community is located four miles west of Geneva and five miles east of Elburn. It serves as a station on Metra's Union Pacific/West Line.


La Fox was established circa 1859 on the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company, which was built through the area in 1854. The community was first named "Kane Station", but was renamed "La Fox" when the post office in present-day Geneva was moved to present-day La Fox.[2]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Several Towns Named After Founders and Heroes". The Daily Herald. December 28, 1999. p. 220. Retrieved August 17, 2014 – via  open access publication - free to read
  • Divine, Lois V. (editor) (1987). History of LaFox, Illinois. 

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