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Name

Latitude

Longitude

Status in 1854

Status in 1895

Pop 1994

Acton
now known as Langley
     
not listed
 
Albrecht 
aka Albright
now known as Ohio
     
not listed
 
Arispe
   
small post-village
abt 60 m North of
Peoria in Bureau
County
not listed
 
Arlington

named by Capt. Michael Kennedy
after Arlington, NY 
aka Lost Grove
412825N
0891457W
post office of
Bureau Co IL
population 436
post office - yes
express office -yes
railroad - yes
202
Bailey's Point
Tonica
now Princeton
412205N
0892753W
 
not listed
see Princeton
 
Barren Grove
post office: 24 Jan 1848-04 Apr 1856
merged with Brawby to form Neponset
   
post village
20 m. SW of 
Princeton
not listed
see Neponset
 
Berlin Center 
post office 05 Jul 1854-21 Jan 1856
     
not listed
 
Black Walnut Grove
     
not listed
 
Bourbonais
later known as Lovejoy
412037N
0893807W
not listed
not listed
 
Boyd's Grove
had a church and a school
     
not listed
 
Brawby
merged with Barren Grove
to form Neponset 1855
     
renamed Neponset
 
Brewersville
now known as Walnut
     
not listed
see Walnut
 
Brush Grove
     
not listed
 
Buda
reportedly named for Buda, Hungary
formerly French Grove
411934N
0894044W
 
population 990
post office - yes
express office -yes
railroad - yes
590
Bulbona's Grove
     
not listed
 
Bunker Hill
had church, cemetery and school
Bureau
named after early French
settler named Pierre de Beuro.
aka Bureau Junction
Leepertown
West Bureau Settlement
411721N
0892159W
 
population 363
post office - yes
express office -yes
railroad - yes
390
Bureau Grove
Lamoille
     
not listed
see Lamoille
 
Bureau Junction
aka Bureau
     
not listed
see Bureau
 
Burnett
411638N
0893949W
 
not listed
 
Bush Creek
post office from 15 Jul 1840 - 05 Aug1850
         
Cain's Grove
         
Camp Bureau (1861)
at Princeton
         
Center Grove
         
Center Prairie
         
Chenowith Prairie
         
Cherry
incorporated 1905
named after the Cherry coal mine
which was named for James Cherry 
of the St. Paul Coal Co.
412537N
0891248W
 
not listed
529
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Junction
     
post office - no
express office -no
railroad - yes
 
Churchill
412315N
0891020W
 
not listed
 
Clarion
Clarion Station
413018N
0891131W
 
not listed
 
Coal Grove
         
Coal Hollow
412156N
0892148W
 
not listed
 
Coleman's Grove
         
Concord
4 miles north of Princeton
on the road from Galena to Hennepin.
founded March 26, 1836 by Jos. Brigham
vacated February 28, 1837.
         
Dad Joe's Grove
named for Joseph "Dad Joe" Smith
         
Dalzell
named for Samuel M. Dalzell
manager of the Spring Valley Coal Co
who operated the nearby No. 5 coal mine
412128N
0891034W
 
not listed
592
Depue
De Pue 1867 (legal corporate name)
Howe
Newport Landing
Newport Steamboat Landing
Selby Station
Sherman 1865
Trenton 1857
411927N
0891824W
 
population 455
post office - yes
express office -yes
railroad - yes
1,624
DePue Junction
         
Devil's Grove
         
Dimmick's Grove
         
Dingley
Trading House Grove
         
Dorr Hill
         
Dover
Platted 1833 by Sylvester Brigham
of Dover NH
also see Livingston
platted by Eli Lapsley named for
US Secretary of State Edward Livingston
merged to become Dover
412612N
0892336W
Dover
a post-village 
of Bureau county, 
144 miles N.
of Springfield
population 220
post office - yes
express office -no
railroad - no
141
East Concord
post office 09 Oct 1852-29 Nov 1856
   
a post-office 
of Bureau co
not listed
 
Enon
post office 15 Jun 1849-17 Apr 1865
   
a post-village of 
Bureau co
abt 7 miles NW 
of Princeton.
not listed
 
Fairfield
   
a small village 
of Bureau co
not listed
 
Fairmont
Fairmount
7 miles NE of Princeton
formed June 18th, 1836 by Eli Nichols
vacated  Legislature, Feb., 1840
         
Farmora
         
Five Points
         
Fort Thomas
during Black Hawk War
located at Wyanet
         
French Grove
post office 19 Jun 1837-10 Jan 1838 
post office 26 Jul 1838-15 Sep 1855 
then became Buda
   
a post-village
of Bureau co
50 miles N 
of Peoria
see  Buda
 
Gabble Town Lane
         
Gooseberry Island
         
Greenfield
post office 20 Dec 1832-12 Feb1833 
renamed La Moille
         
Greenoak
aka Green Oak
post office 29 Sep 1895-22 Mar 1906
412849N
0892430W
 
post office - yes
express office -no
railroad - no
 
Greenville
         
Grover
     
post office - no
express office -no
railroad - yes
 
Hall's Settlement
         
Haverhill
         
Heaton's Point
         
Hegeler
412221N
0891056W
 
not listed
 
Hicks Corners
411940N
0891304W
 
not listed
 
Highland Point
Providence
         
Hollowayville
Platted 1857 by Dr. S. S. Holloway 
incorporated in 1893
412154N
0891749W
a post office
in Bureau Co
population 111
post office - yes
express office - no
railroad - no
37
Howe
now part of Depue
         
Illinois Valley & Northern Crossing
     
post office - no
express office - no
railroad - yes
 
Indian Hill
         
Indian Town
post office  04 Aug 1835 - 04 Feb 1836
changed to Windsor then to
Indiantown 21 Apr 1836-21 Mar 1837
reverted to Windsor
reverted Indiantown
post office 19 Dec 1850-01 Mar 1852
ultimately changed to Tiskilwa 
   
Indian Town
small post-village
of Bureau Co
not listed 
see Tiskilwa
 
Junction
     
post office - no
express office - no
railroad - yes
 
Kasbeer
post office est. 1889
named after J.S. & Sumner Kasbeer
platted by Romanus Hodgman 
413018N
0892748W
 
post office - yes
express office -no
railroad - yes
 
Kentville
         
Kinnorwood
Kin-nor-wood 
named by joining the first syllables 
of the proprietors' names
Col. H. L. Kinney, Geo. H. Norris
Robert P. Woodworth
surveyed 11 Mar 1836
between Bushy Creek and the
Illinois River, a few miles S. of Peru
         
La Moille
Lamoille
Bureau Grove
Greenfield

12 miles NE of Princeton.
Platted 15 Apr 1836 as Greenfield
by Tracy Reeve & John Kendall
1840 name changed to Lamoille
by Legislative act 

413154N
0891647W
post village of
Bureau Co on
Bureau Creek
154 m NE from
Springfield
post office - yes
express office- yes
railroad - yes
675
Ladd
Laddville 
post office 12 Jul 1888- 29 Aug 1888 
shortened to Ladd Aug 1888
412257N
0891308W
 
post office - no
express office - no
railroad - yes
1,332
Langley
Acton
412209N
0894117W
 
not listed
 
LaSalle Junction
rr junction near Spring Valley
     
not listed
 
Leepertown
post office 25 Mar 1851-23 Jan 1855
post office 22 Feb 1855-15 May 1855 
changed to Bureau Junction (Bureau)
     
see Bureau
 
Limerick
post office 14 Oct 1857-31 Dec 1892
412941N
0892801W
 
post office - yes
express office - no
railroad - no
 
Livingston
now Dover
     
not listed
see Dover
 
Location
now part of Spring Valley
     
not listed
 
Locust Spring
     
not listed
 
Lone Tree Corners
aka Lone Tree
Post Office 16 Aug 1849-18 Feb 1854
reestablished as Pettit
reverted to Lone Tree
post office 21 Feb 1861-31 Jan 1903
411105N
0892908W
Lone Tree
post village of
Bureau Co
110 m NE of
Springfield
population 23
post office - yes
express office - no
railroad - no
 
Long Island Grove
         
Lost Grove
now Arlington
         
Louisville
         
Love
413409N
0894821W
 
not listed
 
Lovejoy
named for Owen Lovejoy
formerly Bourbonnais 
Post Office 08 Nov 1866-22 Oct 1874
         
Luceyville
post office 23 Aug 1883-31 Dec 1894 
changed to Marquette Jan 1895
post office - yes
express office - no
railroad - no
Mac
Post Office 14 Jul 1866-12 Jan 1887
Post Office 14 Feb 1889-03 Jun 1889
when changed to Seatonville
         
Macon
Post Office 13 May 1856-13 Apr 1860
         
Malden
named by settlers from Malden MA
post office 19 Feb 1857-now
originally Wiona
412528N
0892209W
 
population 319
post office - yes
express office- yes
railroad - yes
418
Manlius
named in 1845 for Manlius, NY
home of postmaster 
Allen S. Lathrop
incorporated 1905
412723N
0894008W
 
population 100
post office - yes
express office -no
railroad - no
343
Marquette
Post Office 31 Dec 1891-30 Sep 1914
established when changed
from Luceyville 
411951N
0891545W
 
see Luceyville
 
Meagher
post office 23 Sep 1852-03 Oct 1855
         
Menominee Grove
         
Milo
post office  30 May 1850-31 Jul 1902
named for Milo, which was
named for island in the Grecian 
Archipelago
411133N
0893456W
post office of
Bureau Co
population 75
post office - yes
express office - no
railroad - no
 
Mineral
post office  05 Aug 1856-present
incorporated 16 Aug 1899
412257N
0895011W
 
population 188
post office - yes
express office- yes
railroad - yes
257
Neponset
incorporated 25 Feb 1867
merger of Barren Grove and Brawby
in 1855 and named Neponset
411745N
0894725W
see Barren Grove
and Brawby
population 542
post office - yes
express office -yes
railroad - yes
499
New Bedford
incorporated 1850
post office 31 Jul 1851-present
Tailhoit
Winnebago-named by
settlers from New Bedford, MA
413046N
0894314W
 
population 105
post office - yes
express office -no
railroad - no
93
Newport Landing
now Depue
         
New York Central Junction
rr junction near Ladd
         
Normandy
post office  07 Apr 1902-present
413343N
0893857W
 
not listed
 
Ohio
Albrecht, Albright; 
inccorporated 28 Dec 1876
413327N
0892739W
 
population 364
post office - yes
express office -yes
railroad - yes
558
Ottville
named for William Ott
post office 13 Sep 1865-15 Dec 1873
412053N
0891531W
 
not listed
 
Paddy's Grove
         
Perkin's Grove
post office  08 Jul 1842-30 Oct 1856
   
post village of
Bureau Co 68 m NNE 
from Peoria
   
Pettit
post office 27 Aug 1857-21 Feb 1861
changed to Lone Tree
         
Picnic Point
         
Pleasant Community
         
Pond Creek Station
         
Pond Grove
         
Port Arlington
post office 24 Apr 1844-19 Aug 1847
         
Preysbeterian Hill
         
Princeton
name drawn from hat 1834
by city commissioners
Bailey's Point
Camp Bureau
Greenfield
Round Point
412205N
0892753W
Princeton
post village;
capital of Bureau
Co; on Military Tract
railroad 65 miles N
of Peoria on a fertile
prairie 1-2 m east of
Bureau Creek; 2 
newspapers issued 
here
population 3396
post office - yes
express office -yes
railroad - yes
county seat
7,581
Providence
founded 14 Jul 1836 by
Edw. Bayley, Larned Scott &
Simeon Wilson; named after
Provicence Rhode Island
post office 24 Mar 1837-31 Jan 1903
post office 02 Feb 1903- 28 Feb 1903
previously Highland Point 
411641N
0893533W
post village of 
Bureau Co 42
miles N of Peoria
population 127
post office - yes
express office -no
railroad - no
 
Red Oak Grove
         
Ross Park
         
Round Point
now Princeton
     
not listed
see Princeton
 
Round Prairie
         
Schamoe
         
Seatonville
Seaton
post office est 03 Jun 1889-15 Sep 1919
when name changed from Mac
Mac was platted by James H. and
Isom Seaton and Arthur Brooke
412153N
0891635W
 
population 536
post office - yes
express office -no
railroad - no
282
Seatonville Junction
rr junction near Seaton/Seatonville
         
Selby
post office  24 Jan 1848-28 Jun 1852 
when changed to Hollowayville
         
Selby Station
post office 31 Mar 1854-06 May 1867
when changed to DePue
         
Shaft #2
     
post office -no
express office -no
railroad - yes
 
Sheffield
incorporated 01 May 1882
named for Joseph Earl Sheffield
financier for the Chicago, Rock Island 
& Pacific Railroad.
412130N
0894414W
 
population 993
post office - yes
express office- yes
railroad - yes
1,028
Sherman
now Depue
         
Sisler Community
         
Sobieski Park
now part of Spring Valley
         
Sodtown
now Thomas
         
Spring Valley
Location
Sobieski Park
Springvalley
named for Spring Creek which is nearby
411939N
0891159W
 
population 3738
post office - yes
express office- yes
railroad -yes
5,341
Storage
located somewhere near Bradford
         
Smyrna
   
small village of
Bureau Co 
   
Table House Grove
later called Dingley
         
Tailhoit
Winnebago
New Bedford
         
Thomas
named for Washington Thomas
post office 22 Dec 1888- 1931
formerly Sodtown 
413042N
0894910W
 
post office - yes
express office -no
railroad - no
 
Tiskilwa
incorporated 06 Apr 1840
named after Pottowatomie chief
Wappa
Indian Town
Indiantown
West Windsor
Windsor
411732N
0893022W
Indian Town
post-village of Bureau co.
45 miles NE.of  Peoria
population 801
post office - yes
express office -yes
railroad - yes
852
Tonica
later became Princeton
     
not listed
see Princeton
 
Trenton
now Depue
         
Truxton
post office  26 Apr 1850-02 Sep 1874
post office  21 Sep 1874-23 Jul 1879
post office 11 May 1880-21 May 1882
   
post-village of Bureau co.
abt 70 miles WSW
of Chicago
   
Van Orin
formerly Williams Station
named for prominent settler 
Van Orin Cresap
413300N
0892112W
 
population 85
post office - yes
express office -yes
railroad - yes
 
Walnut
named 1872 by Truman Wolf
formerly Brewerstown (1865 by Richard Brewer)
Walnut Grove (1837)
413324N
0893536W
 
population 605
post office - yes
express office -yes
railroad - yes
1,457
Walnut Grove
now Walnut
413324N
0893536W
 
not listed 
see Walnut
 
Walnut Junction
     
post office - no
express office -no
railroad - yes
 
Wappa
later Indian Town/Indiantown
Windsor
now part of Tiskilwa
         
Webster Park
411927N
0891041W
 
not listed
 
Wendel
413159N
0891236W
 
not listed
 
West Bureau Settlement
Leepertown
Bureau Junction
Bureau
         
West Hennepin
   
small village of 
Bureau co. on
Illinois river nearly
opposite Hennepin
   
West Windsor
now part of  Tiskilwa
         
Whitefield
formerly Whitefield Corners
post office 29 Mar 1890-13 Sep 1902
on border between Bureau
and Marshall County, IL (both counties)
410855N
0893017W
 
post office - yes
express office -no
railroad - no
 
Williams Station
now known as Van Orin
         
Windsor
now Tiskilwa
   
village in Bureau co.
110 miles NE
of Springfield.
   
Winnebago
post office  12 Jun 1844-18 Jan 1845
post office 30 May 1849-31 Jul 1855 
changed to New Bedford
   
post village 
of Bureau Co
   
Winona
possibly bad transcription of Wiona
         
Wiona
changed to Malden
         
Wyanet
former site of Fort Thomas
named 1855 when CB&Q RR 
was constructed;incorporated 1869
412155N
0893502W
 
population 670
post office - yes
express office -yes
railroad - yes
1,010
Yorktown
post office 14 Jul 1849-30 Sep 1903
post office 11 Feb 1904-15 Oct 1907
413411N
0895100W
 
population 72
post office - yes
express office -no
railroad - no
 
Zearing
named for James R Zearing
post office 14 Aug 1902-present
412644N
0891902W
 
not listed
 

1854 information extracted from New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States. Baldwin, Thomas and J. Thomas, M.D. Lippincott, Grambo, & Co., 1854. Philadelphia, PA

US Post Offices in Bureau County in 1859/1860-Arispe, Arlington, Barren Grove, Buda, Bureau Junction, Dover, East Concord, Enon, French Grove, Hollowayville, Lamoille, Limerick, Macon, Malden, Milo, Meagher, Neponset, New Bedford, Ohio, Perkins' Grove, Petit, Princeton, Providence, Selby Station, Sheffield, Tiskilwa, Truxton, Walnut, Winona, Wyanet, Yorktown

1895 Historical Information from 1895 U.S. Atlas, lovingly placed online by Pam  Rietsch.  Visit this site for
maps, other books and documents.

1994 Population figures courtesy of US Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior

Additonal information regarding platting, naming and locations was extracted from "Earliest Historical Facts of Marshall-Putnam Counties Also Bureau and Stark Counties", Embracing an Account of the Settlement and Early Progress, complied and published by Mr. Henry A. Ford, 1860



Data compiled by SusieMartin-Rott

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