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Long Creek, Illinois

City: Long Creek

County: Macon

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 39.813059, -88.847349

The settlement on Long Creek was established near a site that had previously been used by Native Americans for hunting, trapping, and fishing. By 1830, white settlers began to settle in the area that they first called Hopewell.

James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 395, 422; History of Macon County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1880), 178-79.