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Country United States
State Illinois
County Peoria
Township Millbrook
Coordinates 40°57′24″N 89°58′37″W / 40.95667°N 89.97694°W / 40.95667; -89.97694
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 309

Elmore is a small, unincorporated settlement in the northwest corner of Millbrook Township, Peoria County, Illinois. The Spoon River runs by it.

It did have one church, a United Methodist Church, but it closed in 2008. The church building was built in 1865 and 1866 by Presbyterians/Congregationalists then later sold to Methodists. The building is still being maintained by a benevolent organization.

Elmore was settled in the 1830s. It was originally named Rochester, but this was changed due to a municipality in Illinois already named Rochester. Many local people, even in the 21st century, still refer to Elmore as Rochester. It was recently described in a book about the Underground Railroad by Owen Muelder. It was an important stop on the Underground Railroad.

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