Wanborough, Illinois

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Wanborough, Illinois
Former settlement
Wanborough is located in Illinois
Coordinates: 38°22′43″N 88°05′30″W / 38.37861°N 88.09167°W / 38.37861; -88.09167Coordinates: 38°22′43″N 88°05′30″W / 38.37861°N 88.09167°W / 38.37861; -88.09167
Country United States
State Illinois
County Edwards
Elevation 489 ft (149 m)
GNIS feature ID 1808177[1]

Wanborough is a former settlement in Edwards County, Illinois, United States. Wanborough was 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Albion.


The community was named after a Wanborough in England.[2] In the spring of 1826 Wanborough was the location of a short-lived socialist colony established upon the model of Robert Owen.[3]

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  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Allen, John W. (January 11, 1963). "Place Names Have Colorful History". The Southeast Missourian. p. 6. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  3. ^ George B. Lockwood, The New Harmony Movement. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1905; pg. 144.