Lawndale, Logan County, Illinois

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Lawndale, Illinois
Unincorporated community
The Lawndale grain elevator (with old "Faultless Feed" sign) is the most visible building.
The Lawndale grain elevator (with old "Faultless Feed" sign) is the most visible building.
Lawndale, Illinois is located in Illinois
Lawndale, Illinois
Lawndale, Illinois
Coordinates: 40°13′05″N 89°16′57″W / 40.21806°N 89.28250°W / 40.21806; -89.28250Coordinates: 40°13′05″N 89°16′57″W / 40.21806°N 89.28250°W / 40.21806; -89.28250
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyLogan
Elevation
600 ft (200 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
61751
Area code(s)217
GNIS feature ID411862[1]

Lawndale is a community in Logan County, Illinois, United States which lies northeast of Springfield. The town lies on Interstate 55, part of the old Route 66, between Atlanta and Lincoln. The town lies just south of Kickapoo Creek. The town has one tavern, a grain elevator, and a converted mobile home as its post office.

Lawndale was laid out and platted in 1854, soon after the Alton & Sangamon (now Chicago & Alton) railroad was extended to that point.[2] A post office called Lawndale has been in operation since 1855.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lawndale, Logan County, Illinois
  2. ^ Stringer, Lawrence Beaumont (1911). History of Logan County, Illinois: A Record of Its Settlement, Organization, Progress, and Achievement. Unigraphic. p. 628.
  3. ^ "Logan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 January 2016.