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By W. D. Barge

In reading the various books containing information of our State, it was noticed that the names of many of the towns had been changed, and that some of the towns had ceased to exist. Many of them were mere town sites, and others were towns under the township organization law. The following is a copy of my list of the changes.


The list is not complete. It contains errors, the great majority of which are due to the faulty printing of the State edition of our statutes.


It is hoped that the list will be of service to those who want to know something more of our State:


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Old County County New Name
D Towns
Dallas Vermilion With Chillicothe to form Indianola
Danby DuPage Prospect Park, now Glen Ellyn
Danforth Tazewell Tullamore
Dauphin Park Cook In Chicago
Delavan Fulton, vacated  
Dement Ogle Creston
Dunlieth JoDaviess East Dubuque
E Towns
East Burlington Henderson, vacated 1857  
East Washington Hts. Cook In Chicago
Edgebrook Cook In Chicago
Egandale Cook In Chicago
Eggleston Cook In Chicago
Ellsworth LaSalle Lostant
Elyda Winnebago Winnebago
Emporium City Pulaski Mound City
Englewood Cook In Chicago
Enterprise LaSalle, vacated 1845  
F Towns
Fairfield Adams Mendon
Fairfield Pike Pleasant Hill
Fairmont Bureau, vacated 1840.  
Farnamsburg Rock Island In Rock Island
Florence Ogle Oregon
Florence White Grayville
Forest Glen Cook In Chicago
Franklin Pike, vacated 1855  
G Towns
Gainesville  Marion Now Haltslaw's addition' to Central City
Galewood Cook In Chicago
Gano Cook In Chicago
Garfield Cook In Chicago
Gassville Jackson Sato
Geneva Warren Bedford
Georgetown Kendall Newark
Germantown LaSalle, vacated 1861  
Glascoe Peoria Glasford
Grand Cote Randolph Coulterville, Act of April 15, 1869.
Grand Crossing Cook In Chicago
Granville Jasper Tennerytown
Grayland Cook In Chicago
Greenfield Bureau LaMoille
Greenfield Warren Greenbush
Greensburg Menard, vacated 1845  

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Illinois AHGP

Source: Publication Number Seventeen Of The Illinois State Historical Library Transactions Of The Illinois State Historical Society, For The Year 1912 May 23 and 24, 1912, 1914


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