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Welcome to Spires ...

Spires is located in Woodford County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Spires, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1898.

Spires is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Spires is located in the (309) area code.

Communities Also Named Spires ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Spires - it's located in Michigan.

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

Communities near Spires ...

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

  • Streator
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Pontiac
    (16 miles [25.7 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 <4>
  • El Paso
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • 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 <4>
  • Lexington
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 <4>
  • Roanoke
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roanoke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
    • Roanoke is located in Woodford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,966 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke <4>
  • Minonk
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Hudson
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Gridley
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 <4>
  • Toluca
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spires ...

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

Adding Spires to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Spires 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 Spires was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Spires post office opened in 1898.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Spires.

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Woodford, 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 Spires - 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>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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