Lat/Long: 41.1000, -89.1833
Magnolia is the oldest settled town in Putnam County. Situated in the southeast corner of the county, Magnolia was laid out in May 1836, and received a U.S. Post Office six months later. Magnolia was incorporated as a town in 1859.
Henry A. Ford, The History of Putnam and Marshall Counties (Lacon, IL: Gazette, 1860), 90-91; James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 429.