Tonti, Illinois

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Country United States
State Illinois
County Marion
Elevation 574 ft (175.0 m)
Coordinates 38°39′53″N 88°58′42″W / 38.66472°N 88.97833°W / 38.66472; -88.97833Coordinates: 38°39′53″N 88°58′42″W / 38.66472°N 88.97833°W / 38.66472; -88.97833
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Location of Tonti within Illinois
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Location of Illinois in the United States

Tonti is an unincorporated community in Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois, United States.[1] The community of Tonti is now little more than a bend in the road and a sign, near where the Illinois Central Railroad tracks cross Interstate 57.[2]


Tonti Township and the community of Tonti was named in honor of Henri de Tonti, an early Italian/French explorer of Illinois.[3]


  1. ^ "Tonti, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Marion County, Illinois-map
  3. ^ 'Brinkerhoff's History Marion County, Illinois,' J.H.G. Brinkerhoff, B.F. & Company, Publishers, Induanapolis, Indiana: 1909, Tonti Township, pg. 158-162