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Welcome to Rooks Creek ...

Rooks Creek is located in Livingston County<1>.


The location of Rooks Creek has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Rooks Creek, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

A typical abbreviation for Rooks Creek: Rooks Crk. (or less commonly used: Rooks Ck. or Rooks Cr.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Rooks Creek for more information about variations on the name of Rooks Creek.

Rooks Creek is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Rooks Creek: (815) and (779)<4>

Communities near Rooks Creek ...

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

  • Streator
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Pontiac
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontiac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 <5>
  • Fairbury
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • El Paso
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Paso have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 <5>
  • Lexington
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 <5>
  • Minonk
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Chenoa
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Gridley
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gridley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 <5>
  • Forrest
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forrest
    • Forrest is located in Livingston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,124 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forrest <5>
  • Flanagan
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flanagan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 <5>

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 Rooks Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rooks Creek.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rooks Creek. 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 Rooks Creek.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rooks Creek ...

Looking for more information about Rooks Creek? 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 Rooks Creek, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rooks Creek.

Adding Rooks Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rooks Creek 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 Rooks Creek was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Rooks Creek.

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

The official website for Livingston County: www.livingstoncounty-il.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Livingston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rooks Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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