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Miscellaneous References and Mentions

While our initial data about Hinckley came from various goverment sources (GNIS, US Census, FIPS), we also found mention of Hinckley in various books, maps and other sources. When we find a mention, a fact or snippet, we add that information to our Gazetter.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Hinckley. We hope that they will be useful to you.

Hinckley is contained in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

From that list:

The Hinckley post office opened in 1872.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Hinckley:
Services available in 1895: had a Post Office, a Railroad Station, a Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Illinois (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Great Lakes West
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2005
(Available from

Shell Oil Road Map for Illinois (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We found Hinckley in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Hinckley for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hinckley. See our Misc Page for Hinckley for more information.

Railroad Mentions of Hinckley:

Hinckley was mentioned in the following schedule:

Burlington Northern Railroad Time Tables (April 1970)

The following route mentioned Hinckley as a scheduled stop:

The Western Star: From Great Northern Railroad timetable for the defunct Western Star (train schedule from 1970). The Western Star travelled between Chicago (IL) and Seattle (WA)

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hinckley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for DeKalb County:

The official website for State of Illinois:

Footnotes ...

<1>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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