Weston, Illinois (McLean County)

human settlement in Illinois, United States of America

Weston, Illinois is an unincorporated community in McLean County, Illinois. It is on U.S. Route 24.

Weston
Weston is located in Illinois
Weston
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Location of Weston within Illinois
Coordinates: 40°44′50″N 88°37′19″W / 40.74722°N 88.62194°W / 40.74722; -88.62194Coordinates: 40°44′50″N 88°37′19″W / 40.74722°N 88.62194°W / 40.74722; -88.62194
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMcLean
Elevation
702 ft (214 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
61726
Area code(s)815, 779
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HistoryEdit

On 26 August 1867, W. F. Bryan laid out Weston.[2] The Original Town included 288 small lots, five blocks that were not subdivided and a Public Park. The depot and town hall were on the south side of the tracks. The station was for the Toledo Peoria and Western Railroad. In 1895 there were four churches.[3] Just east of town, Western Cemetery has an area of natural tall grass prairie.

ReferencesEdit

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Weston, Illinois (McLean County)
  2. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McLean County (Chicago: Munsell, 1908) p. 902.
  3. Combined Indexed Atlas 1856-1914, McLean County, Illinois (Bloomington: McLean County Historical Society and McLean County Genealogical Society, 2006) p. 212.