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Caledonia

The historical village of Caledonia began as a small farming community, settled about 1828 on Ox Bow Prairie, 3 to 4 miles west of Magnolia. The village was laid out by Asahel Hannum, Jervas Gaylord and Obed Graves. Caledonia had a Methodist and a Baptist church. The post office was named Ox Bow because Pulaski County already had a post office named Caledonia.

Contributed 10 Dec 2018 by Norma Hass from Living History of Illinois, where much more information is available at livinghistoryofillinois.com


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