Tamalco, Illinois

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Tamalco, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Tamalco, Illinois is located in Illinois
Tamalco, Illinois
Tamalco, Illinois
Coordinates: 38°46′15″N 89°17′29″W / 38.77083°N 89.29139°W / 38.77083; -89.29139Coordinates: 38°46′15″N 89°17′29″W / 38.77083°N 89.29139°W / 38.77083; -89.29139
Country United States
State Illinois
County Bond
Elevation 479 ft (146 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 618
GNIS feature ID 419529[1]

Tamalco is an unincorporated community in Bond County, Illinois, United States. Tamalco is located along a railroad line northwest of Keyesport.

The community was named in 1884 as a portmanteau of the names of Bond County residents W. H. Taylor, John McLaren, and Frank Colwell. Its post office opened the same year; Taylor served as the first postmaster.[2]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Callary, Edward (2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 342. ISBN 9780252090707.