Illinois Place Name of the Day – Oct. 9, 2008

Wing. Livingston. Seven miles northeast of Fairbury. Founded in 1883 by a man named Byrd. According to a local story, there was already a Byrd in Illinois so there ought to be a Wing as well (History of Livingston County [1991], 36). Post office established Sept. 28, 1881.


From Place Names of Illinois by Edward Callary

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