Long Creek, Illinois
City: Long Creek
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.