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Nestor, Illinois

City: Nestor

County: Sangamon

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 39.936969, -89.676634

Originally known as Twelve Mile, Nestor was the location of an inn, stagecoach stop, and post office in Sangamon County, Illinois. The U.S. Post Office Department established a post office in the area in July 1848. On March 11, 1850, the Post Office Department changed the name from Twelve Mile to Nestor. On July 22, 1851, the Post Office Department closed the post office.

James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 449, 529; Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971 , NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls, Records of the Post Office Department, RG 28, 1845-1855, 18:172, National Archives Building, Washington, DC; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1849 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1849), 490*; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1851 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1851), 541*; "Twelve Mile House," SangamonLink, https://sangamoncountyhistory.org/wp/?p=10514, accessed 6 January 2021.