Place:Manhattan, Will, Illinois, United States

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NameManhattan
TypeVillage
Coordinates41.422°N 87.981°W
Located inWill, Illinois, United States
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Manhattan is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 6,071 at the 2006 special census. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the population to be 7,093 as of 2011. The community is located in northeastern Illinois approximately 50 miles southwest of Chicago.

History

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Manhattan was incorporated in 1886. It is an old and established community. Due to railroad construction in the mid-19th century, many immigrants, especially Irish, moved to the area. It was eventually incorporated to obtain a saloon license. Having its roots in farming, the village has grown over the last ten years to accommodate over 6,071 people. Its forebears of German and Irish heritage give expression in the early spring festival Irish Fest.

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