Saturday, September 17, 2022

Lost Towns of Illinois - Tracy, Illinois.

Tracy is a ghost town in Essex Township, Kankakee County, Illinois.


Tracy was a relatively small settlement, amounting to about a dozen buildings, which housed coal miners exploiting a nearby coal seam in the 1800s. It disappeared quickly around 1900 when the seam ran dry. 

According to the 1892 Map of the Illinois Central Railroad, Tracy was located just northwest of Buckingham and served as a major Illinois Central Railroad spur.

Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.

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