Weston, Illinois (McLean County)

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Coordinates: 40°44′50″N 88°37′19″W / 40.74722°N 88.62194°W / 40.74722; -88.62194
Weston
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County McLean
Elevation 702 ft (214 m)
Coordinates 40°44′50″N 88°37′19″W / 40.74722°N 88.62194°W / 40.74722; -88.62194
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 61726
Area codes 815, 779
Location of Weston within Illinois
Location of Weston within Illinois
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Location of Weston within Illinois
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Weston, Illinois is an unincorporated community in McLean County, Illinois. It is on U.S. Route 24.

History[change | change source]

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.

References[change | change source]

  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.