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Wasson, Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Saline
Elevation
384 ft (117 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 618
GNIS feature ID 420629

Wasson is an unincorporated community in East Eldorado and Raleigh Townships, Saline County, Illinois, United States. Wasson is located along U.S. Route 45 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Eldorado.

Wasson started as a company village for the Wasson Coal Company outside of Harrisburg, Illinois. The village was named after C.M. Wasson and his son. Mr. Wasson began his career as a junk dealer and eventually became one of the leading coal mining and banking pioneers in Southern Illinois.

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