La Harpe, Illinois

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La Harpe is a city in Illinois in the United States. In 2012 there were 1,222 people living in La Harpe.[1] It is in Hancock County. It is 697 feet above sea level.[1]

The city is named for Berrard de LaHarpe, a French explorer.[2] During the 1715 he spent winter in the area. The area was settled in the 1830's and the first post office opened in 1836.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "La Harpe, Illinois (IL 61450) profile". 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "History of La Harpe, Illinois, USA". 2013 [last update]. Retrieved 2 November 2013. Check date values in: |year= (help)