Tipton, Monroe County, Illinois

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Tipton
Unincorporated community
Name origin: Tipperary, Ireland
Country United States
State Illinois
County Monroe
Precinct 8
Elevation 607 ft (185 m)
Coordinates 38°14′09″N 90°06′04″W / 38.23583°N 90.10111°W / 38.23583; -90.10111Coordinates: 38°14′09″N 90°06′04″W / 38.23583°N 90.10111°W / 38.23583; -90.10111
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62298
Area code 618
Location of Tipton within Illinois
Location of Tipton within Illinois

Tipton is a small unincorporated community in Monroe County, Illinois, United States. It grew up around the Cambria Station on the St. Louis and Cairo Railroad. The community there, settled by persons of Irish descent was called Tipperary, which degenerated over time through Tiptown, to the current Tipton.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Combined History of Randolph, Monroe and Perry Counties, Illinois, J. L. McDonough & Co., Philadelphia, 1883