Sangamon River

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.4333, -88.7333

A principal tributary of the Illinois River, the Sangamon River rises in McLean County, Illinois and drains a large area of land between Decatur and Peoria before converging with the Illinois River at Beardstown.

U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sangamon River, accessed June 7, 2018,; Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, eds., Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois (Chicago: Munsell, 1901), 465.