Minonk, Illinois

City: Minonk

County: Woodford

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.9000, -89.0333

Located in north-central Illinois and named after the Ojibwa word for "good place," Minonk was established in 1854 by the Illinois Central Railroad. In June 1855, the U.S. Post Office Department changed a post office that it had established in Marshall County, Illinois in December 1854 to Woodford County, awarding it to Minonk.

Webster's New Geographical Dictionary (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1988), 511; James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 440; Edward Callary, Place Names of Illinois (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2009), 229.