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Livingston County, Illinois
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South Streator History
Livingston County, Illinois


(Transcribed by: Teri Moncelle Colglazier)

An unincorporated community known as South Streator, with a population of 1,508, lies in Reading Township in the northwest corner of Livingston County.

The main part of Streator city, with a total population of 16,469, lies in adjoining La Salle County.

Parts of Reading Township were annexed to Streator city in 1944 and 1947.

What is now South Streator is the largest community of Reading Township, which in 1950 had a total population of 2,294.

The township was first settled by Jacob Moon and his sons, Rees, Albert and Thomas, and a daughter, Margaret, all of whom arrived just after the Black Hawk War of 1832.

[This is Livingston County, Illinois by: John Drury, The Loree Co., Chicago, Illinois (1955)]


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