Limerick, Illinois

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Limerick, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Limerick, Illinois is located in Illinois
Limerick, Illinois
Limerick, Illinois
Limerick, Illinois is located in the US
Limerick, Illinois
Limerick, Illinois
Coordinates: 41°29′41″N 89°28′01″W / 41.49472°N 89.46694°W / 41.49472; -89.46694Coordinates: 41°29′41″N 89°28′01″W / 41.49472°N 89.46694°W / 41.49472; -89.46694
Country United States
State Illinois
County Bureau
Elevation 732 ft (223 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 815 & 779
GNIS feature ID 422914[1]

Limerick is an unincorporated community in Bureau County, Illinois, United States, located on Illinois Route 26, north of Princeton.

History[edit]

A post office called Limerick was established in 1857, and remained in operation until 1892.[2] The community was named for George Limerick, a pioneer settler.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Bureau County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 186.