Elwin is an unincorporated community in South Wheatland Township, Macon County, Illinois. The community is located on U.S. Route 51 in the central portion of the county.

Elwin, Illinois
Elwin, Illinois is located in Illinois
Elwin, Illinois
Elwin, Illinois
Elwin, Illinois is located in the United States
Elwin, Illinois
Elwin, Illinois
Coordinates: 39°51′6″N 88°56′39″W / 39.85167°N 88.94417°W / 39.85167; -88.94417Coordinates: 39°51′6″N 88°56′39″W / 39.85167°N 88.94417°W / 39.85167; -88.94417
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMacon
Elevation
712 ft (217 m)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total163
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID407975[1]

The name "Elwin" is an amalgamation of the surnames of founders Elwood and Martin.[2][3]

GeographyEdit

Elwin is located at 39°51′6″N 88°56′39″W / 39.85167°N 88.94417°W / 39.85167; -88.94417 (39.851636, -88.944228).[1] Centrally located within its township, it was once known as S. Wheatland.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elwin, Illinois
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 118.
  3. ^ Illinois Central Magazine. Illinois Central Railroad Company. 1922. p. 44.