Lowpoint, Illinois

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Lowpoint, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Lowpoint, Illinois is located in Illinois
Lowpoint, Illinois
Lowpoint, Illinois
Lowpoint, Illinois is located in the US
Lowpoint, Illinois
Lowpoint, Illinois
Coordinates: 40°52′21″N 89°18′48″W / 40.87250°N 89.31333°W / 40.87250; -89.31333Coordinates: 40°52′21″N 89°18′48″W / 40.87250°N 89.31333°W / 40.87250; -89.31333
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyWoodford
Elevation718 ft (219 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code61545
Area code(s)309
GNIS feature ID424444[1]

Lowpoint is an unincorporated community in Woodford County, Illinois, United States. Lowpoint is located along Illinois Route 89, south-southwest of Washburn. Lowpoint has a post office with ZIP code 61545.[2]

History[edit]

In 1895, Frank D. Banta was commissioned postmaster. At this time the spelling of the name changed from Low Point to Lowpoint, to avoid confusion with the community of Long Point, about 40 miles northeast of Lowpoint.[3]

References[edit]

https://archive.org/stream/woodfordcountyhi00wood#page/n0/mode/2up

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ The Past and Present of Woodford County, Illinois: Containing a History of the County ... a Directory of Its Tax-payers; War Record of Its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; General and Local Statistics; Map of Woodford County; History of Illinois ... History of the Northwest ... W. Le Baron, jr., & Company. 1878-01-01.