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Normal, Illinois, USA

Normal, McLean, IL

The town was laid out with the name North Bloomington on June 7, 1854 by Joseph Parkinson.

The town was renamed Normal in February 1865 and officially incorporated on February 25, 1867. The name was taken from Illinois State Normal University, a normal school (teacher-training institution) located there. The school has since been renamed Illinois State University after becoming a general four-year university.

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  • 1895 - Normal
    Nor'mal, a post-village in Normal township, McLean co., Ill., on the Illinois Central Railroad where it crosses the Chicago & Alton Railroad, 2 miles ...Read MORE...


  • Normal, Illinois, USA
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  • 1906
    Normal, a banking post-town of McLean co., Ill. on the Illinois Central and the Chicago and Alton Rs., 2 miles N. of Bloomington. Here is the...Read MORE...


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    Training School, I. S. N. U., Normal, Ill.
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  • Normal, Illinois, USA
    Scene, West North Street, Normal, Ill.
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  • 1924 - Normal Township
    Normal Township. - The boundaries of Normal Township and the city of Bloomington formerly overlapped each other, that part of the city of Bloomington ...Read MORE...




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  • 1895 - Normal
    Nor'mal, a post-village in Normal township, McLean co., Ill., on the Illinois Central Railroad where it crosses the Chicago & Alton Railroad, 2 miles ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Normal, a banking post-town of McLean co., Ill. on the Illinois Central and the Chicago and Alton Rs., 2 miles N. of Bloomington. Here is the... Read MORE...

  • 1924 - Normal Township
    Normal Township. - The boundaries of Normal Township and the city of Bloomington formerly overlapped each other, that part of the city of Bloomington ... Read MORE...

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