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Wolf Creek (Sangamon Co., IL)

County: Sangamon

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 39.877397, -89.532177

Wolf Creek originates north of Williamsville and flows southward through Sangamon County to converge with the Sangamon River northeast of Springfield. In the 19th century, the settlements that hugged the creek and its timber were referred to as "Wolf Creek" as well, although no town of such name ever formally existed.

James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 549; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 24 November 1832, 3:3; 13 September 1834, 3:6; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 740, 1045-46, 1048.