Sangamon River

Sangamon River (HM12VL)

Location: Petersburg, IL 62675 Menard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.702', W 89° 50.78'

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The Sangamon River lies just a few miles to the east. The river's flowing water served as a travel conduit for Native Americans and early European explorers to the region. Settlers also depended heavily on the river for powering their mills. The river's floodplain and bluffs were generally covered with forests, which appealed to arriving settlers mostly from the uplands of the southern states. The timber provided logs for their houses, fences for newly cleared agricultural fields, and fuel for heating their homes during the long, cold winters.
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HM NumberHM12VL
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 11:55am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 256825 N 4425536
Decimal Degrees39.94503333, -89.84633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.702', W 89° 50.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 42.12" N, 89° 50' 46.80" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1555-1599 Co Hwy 4, Petersburg IL 62675, US
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