Akron, Illinois facts for kids

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Akron is an unincorporated community in Peoria County, in the U.S. state of Illinois.

History

Akron was made a railroad station in 1901 when the Chicago and North Western Railway was extended to that point. A large share of the early settlers being natives of Akron, Ohio, caused the name to be selected.

Coordinates: 40°54′14″N 89°39′14″W / 40.90389°N 89.65389°W / 40.90389; -89.65389


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