Eminence, Illinois

City: Eminence

County: Logan

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.284318, -89.280200

Thomas C. Wilson surveyed the land that became the village of Eminence, Illinois in September 1836. Named after its location on high ground, Eminence received a U.S. Post Office in June 1838 and was part of Tazewell County, Illinois until the Illinois General Assembly created Logan County in February 1839. The village was disestablished after the Civil War and is currently known as Mount Joy.

James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 355; “An Act to Establish the Counties of Menard, Logan and Dane,” 15 February 1839, Laws of Illinois (1839), 104; Lawrence B. Stringer, History of Logan County Illinois (Chicago: Pioneer, 1911), 1:101-2.