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Welcome to Meadows ...

Meadows is located in McLean County<1>.



The pronunciation of Meadows: MED-ohs<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Meadows, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1872.

Meadows is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Meadows lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Meadows ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.mcleancochamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Meadows, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Meadows ...

While we believe that this Meadows is located in McLean County, we know of another 2 Illinois communities named Meadows. Those communities are located in the following counties: DuPage and Lake County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 59 communities that are also named Meadows - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Colorado (2), Delaware, Florida, Georgia (6), Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (8), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (4), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (3), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (4) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Meadows.

Communities near Meadows ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Meadows.

  • Normal
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Pontiac
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontiac have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontiac
    • Pontiac is located in Livingston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,176 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontiac <4>
  • Fairbury
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • El Paso
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Paso have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Paso
    • El Paso is located in Woodford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,700 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Paso <4>
  • Lexington
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexington have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
    • Lexington is located in McLean County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,020 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington <4>
  • Minonk
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Hudson
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
    • Hudson is located in McLean County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,810 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson <4>
  • Chenoa
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Gridley
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gridley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gridley
    • Gridley is located in McLean County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,392 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gridley <4>
  • Flanagan
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flanagan have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flanagan
    • Flanagan is located in Livingston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,057 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flanagan <4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Meadows. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Meadows.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Meadows. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Meadows.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Meadows. See our Newspapers Page for Meadows.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Meadows ...

Looking for more information about Meadows? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Meadows, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Meadows.

Adding Meadows to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Meadows in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Meadows was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Meadows post office opened in 1872.

We also found Meadows in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Meadows.

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

The official website for McLean County: www.mclean.gov/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including McLean, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Meadows. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Meadows - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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