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Virginia, Illinois

City: Virginia

County: Cass

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 39.9500, -90.2000

Established in 1836, Virginia first received a U.S. Post Office in 1839, the same year it was designated the seat of Cass County. Previously known as New Virginia and Sylvan Grove.

James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 534; William Henry Perrin, ed., History of Cass County, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1882), 44, 79.