Elgin, Illinois, USA - 1854 - Elgin
Elgin, a post-township in the N. E. part of Kane county, Illinois. Population, 2859.
Elgin, a thriving post-village in the above township, on Fox river, and on the railroad between Chicago and Galena, 42 miles W. S. W. from the former, and 138 miles from the latter. The river affords water-power, which is employed in mills of various kinds. Elgin is situated in a fertile and populous country, and has an active business. It contains several churches, 1 academy, and a number of stores.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
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