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Welcome to Twin Grove ...

Twin Grove is located in McLean County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Twin Grove, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1874.

A typical abbreviation for Twin Grove: Twin Grv.

Twin Grove is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Websites for Twin Grove ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.mcleancochamber.org/

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

Communities Also Named Twin Grove ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Twin Grove - they are located in Kansas, Minnesota, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Twin Grove ...

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

  • Bloomington
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Normal
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Eureka
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka is located in Woodford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,232 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eureka <4>
  • Le Roy
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Roy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Roy
    • Le Roy is located in McLean County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,498 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Le Roy <4>
  • Heyworth
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heyworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heyworth
    • Heyworth is located in McLean County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,869 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heyworth <4>
  • El Paso
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • 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 northeast)
    • 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>
  • Mackinaw
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mackinaw
    • Mackinaw is located in Tazewell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,861 people
    • Former name for Mackinaw:
    • Mackinawtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mackinaw <4>
  • Hudson
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • 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>
  • Atlanta
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlanta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
    • Atlanta is located in Logan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,582 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlanta <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 Twin Grove. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Twin Grove.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Twin Grove ...

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

Adding Twin Grove to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Twin Grove post office opened in 1874.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Twin Grove.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Twin Grove. 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 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 Twin Grove - 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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