Shirland, Illinois

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Shirland
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County Winnebago
Township Shirland
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
Coordinates 42°26′40″N 89°11′51″W / 42.44444°N 89.19750°W / 42.44444; -89.19750Coordinates: 42°26′40″N 89°11′51″W / 42.44444°N 89.19750°W / 42.44444; -89.19750
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61079
Area code 815
Location of Shirland within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Shirland, Illinois

Shirland is an unincorporated community in Shirland Township, in Winnebago County, Illinois, United States, and is located northwest of Rockford. It is part of the Rockford, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

History[edit]

An earlier name for the area was Kepotah. The name was changed when the Shirland post office was established August 15, 1857.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shirland, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Adams, James N. (compiler) Illinois Place Names, p. 408, p. 506. (1969). Springfield, Ill: Illinois State Historical Society.

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