Laura, Illinois

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Laura, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Laura, Illinois is located in Illinois
Laura, Illinois
Laura, Illinois
Coordinates: 40°55′17″N 89°55′35″W / 40.92139°N 89.92639°W / 40.92139; -89.92639Coordinates: 40°55′17″N 89°55′35″W / 40.92139°N 89.92639°W / 40.92139; -89.92639
Country United States
State Illinois
County Peoria
Elevation 728 ft (222 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 61451
Area code(s) 309
GNIS feature ID 411849[1]

Laura is an unincorporated community in Peoria County, Illinois, United States. Laura is located along a railroad line, 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Williamsfield. Laura has a post office with ZIP code 61451.[2]

History[edit]

Laura was platted in the late 1880s, and given the name of the daughter of a railroad official.[3] A post office called Laura has been in operation since 1888.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 194. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  4. ^ "Peoria County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 January 2016.