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Cherry
Bureau County, Illinois

ZipCodes
61317




Page Contents for Cherry, Illinois

Statistics & Facts

Location

Historical Events



Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Cherry is approximately 487 1990, 482 2010.
The approximate number of families is 199 1990, 204 2010.
The amount of land area in Cherry is 1.641 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cherry to Washington DC is 691 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 116 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cherry is positioned 41.42 degrees north of the equator and 89.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in north-central Illinois, north of Spring Valley.
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Cherry Historical Events

1909, November 13
November 13, 1909, 259 people died in a mining accident in Cherry Illinois. It happened when a cart of hay was sent down for the forty mules in the mine. The miners were using kerosene lanterns because the electric lighting was out. When the hay cart arrived to the bottom, the hay caught fire and soon spread. Of the 259 people killed, no less then 24 were townsfolk that went into the mine again and again to save the miners.

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