Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois

Edited by Newton Bateman, LLD; Paul Selby, AM; J. Seymour Currey
Chicago: Munsell Publishing Company, Publishers, 1921

Abingdon - second city in size in Knox County, at the junction of the the Iowa Central and the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroads; 10 miles south of Galesburg, with which it is connected electric car line; has city waterworks, electric light plant, wagon works, brick and tile works, sash, blind and swing factories, two banks, three weekly papers, public library, fine high school building and two ward schools. Hedding College, a flourishing institution, under auspices of the M. E. Church, is located here. Population (1900), 2,022; (1910) 2,464.

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