Communities in Marshall County, Illinois, USA
Map of Communities
- Camp Grove
- established in 1902 when the railroad came through the region
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- located between Sparland and Chillicothe, on the top of the Illinois River bluffs. The entrance to the relatively new village of Hopewell (1975) is marked with a sculpture of an Indian head. The sculptor Peter Toth, carved the statue as a memorial to the Hopewell Indians who inhabited the region about 2000 years ago.
- La Prairie Center
- La Rose
- First recorded as a village in 1837, the town has also been known as Montrose and Romance. Home of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church established in 1868 and Crow Meadow Presbyterian Church established in 1848.
- County Seat. On the east bank of the Illinois River about 30 miles north of Peoria. Lacon was established in 1831, eight years before Marshall County was established. Lacon has been the county seat since Marshall County was formed. The community's major business is related to the grain produced on the surrounding prairies of Illinois. Lacon is a major site for storage and loading of grain onto barges on the Illinois River. The town is within the flyway for migrating waterfowl and bald eagles.
- Lawn Ridge
- The early economy of Sparland was dependent upon the coal mines of the area. The Octagon House is listed on National Historic Register and is the only brick 8-sided home in state of Illinois with 3 floors of pie-shaped rooms around a central spiral staircase
- Originally a farming community, coal mines gave Toluca rapid growth (1892-1923). Many early residents were Italian immigrants who worked in the coal mines. Toluca celebrated its centennial in 1993. The Toluca Jumbos is the name given to the old mine slag dump south of town.
- Varna is the site of pre-Civil War brick homes and Lake Wildwood
- established when the Illinois Central Railroad came through the area. Interstate 39 runs along the west edge of town.
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