Hermitage, Illinois

City: Hermitage

County: Coles

State: Illinois

Hermitage, Illinois was the site of a post office in Coles County. Located seventy miles east by south of Springfield, the U.S. Post Office Department established a post office in Hermitage in May 1837. The post office remained active until discontinued by the U.S. Post Office Department in December 1864.

Missouri State Gazetteer, Shippers' Guide, and Business Directory for 1866, 2nd ed. (Indianapolis, IN: Geo. W. Hawes, 1865), 67; James N. Adams, Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1968), 389.