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Lake Fork
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County Logan
Elevation 596 ft (182 m)
Coordinates 39°58′14″N 89°21′00″W / 39.97056°N 89.35000°W / 39.97056; -89.35000
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62541 [1]
Area code 217

Lake Fork is an unincorporated community in Logan County, Illinois along Illinois Route 54.


Lake Fork was laid out in 1881. The community is named after Buffalo Lake, a now-vanished prairie wetland in southern Logan County on the upper reaches of the Lake Fork of Salt Creek. A post office called Lake Fork has been in operation since 1881.

Coordinates: 39°58′14″N 89°21′00″W / 39.97056°N 89.35000°W / 39.97056; -89.35000

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