Lake Fork, Illinois

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Lake Fork
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County Logan
Elevation 596 ft (182 m)
Coordinates 39°58′14″N 89°21′00″W / 39.97056°N 89.35000°W / 39.97056; -89.35000
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62541 [1]
Area code 217
Location of Lake Fork within Illinois
Location of Lake Fork within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Lake Fork, Illinois
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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