Sugar Creek, Illinois

City: Sugar Creek

County: Sangamon

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 39.619938, -89.679860

In 1818, William Drennan, Joseph Drennan, Joseph Dodds, and George Cox moved to Sangamon County, Illinois. They selected a site for their cabins in the southern part of the county along Sugar Creek, and the settlement around it became known as Sugar Creek. The town received a post office in 1827, and it remained the only one in the immediate locality until 1839.

John Mack Faragher, Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1986), 56-57, 66-67, 140, 176; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 177, 759, 784; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 254, 262, 584-85; James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 519.