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Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County Winnebago
Township Shirland
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
Coordinates 42°26′40″N 89°11′51″W / 42.44444°N 89.19750°W / 42.44444; -89.19750
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61079
Area code 815

Shirland is an unincorporated community in Shirland Township, in Winnebago County, Illinois, United States, and is located northwest of Rockford. It is part of the Rockford, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.


An earlier name for the area was Kepotah. The name was changed when the Shirland post office was established August 15, 1857.

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