Wyoming, Illinois

City: Wyoming

County: Stark

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 41.0500, -89.7667

Located southeast of Toulon, Illinois, Wyoming is the oldest town in Stark County, Illinois. Originally called Spoon River, Wyoming became the location of a Post Office in December 1835. Surveyors laid out Wyoming in March 1836 on behalf of General Samuel Thomas. In 1865, the Illinois General Assembly incorporated it as a town.

James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 552; M. A. Leeson, Documents and Biography Pertaining to the Settlement and Progress of Stark County, Illinois (Chicago: M. A. Leeson, 1887), 294, 296.