Inhabited Locations In Bureau County, Past and Present
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


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