Lake Fork, Illinois

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Lake Fork
Lake Fork is located in Illinois
Lake Fork
Lake Fork
Location of Lake Fork within Illinois
Coordinates: 39°58′14″N 89°21′00″W / 39.97056°N 89.35000°W / 39.97056; -89.35000
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyLogan
Elevation
596 ft (182 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Postal code
62541 [1]
Area code(s)217

Lake Fork is an unincorporated community in Logan County, Illinois along Illinois Route 54.

History[edit]

Lake Fork was laid out in 1881.[1] The community is named after Buffalo Lake, a now-vanished prairie wetland in southern Logan County on the upper reaches of the Lake Fork of Salt Creek. A post office called Lake Fork has been in operation since 1881.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stringer, Lawrence Beaumont (1911). History of Logan County, Illinois: A Record of Its Settlement, Organization, Progress, and Achievement. Unigraphic. p. 633.
  2. ^ "Logan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 January 2016.

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Coordinates: 39°58′14″N 89°21′00″W / 39.97056°N 89.35000°W / 39.97056; -89.35000