Place:Tilton, Vermilion, Illinois, United States

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NameTilton
Alt namesBryantsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17019517
Vandercooksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17019517
TypeVillage
Coordinates40.097°N 87.642°W
Located inVermilion, Illinois, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Tilton is a village in Danville Township, Vermilion County, Illinois, United States. It is part of the Danville, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,976 at the 2000 census, and 3,061 in 2009.

It is named after Charles Tilton, a friend of Abraham Lincoln, who worked for the railroads. Lincoln reputedly had Thanksgiving dinner at Tilton's house in the village in the 1850s.

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