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[[File:Eureka1.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Source: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Illinois_-_outline_map.svg Wikipedia Commons]'']]  [[File:Eureka2.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Source: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Illinois_-_outline_map.svg Wikipedia Commons]'']]    Eureka, Illinois, a town of 1,500 inhabitants in 1950 (4,871 in 2000), the county seat of [[Woodford County (Illinois, USA)|Woodford County]] (coordinates: <span title="Latitude">40° 42′ 56.23″ N</span>, <span title="Longitude">89° 16′ 30.79″ W)</span>. It is the home of Eureka College, a school of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and of the Mennonite ([[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]]) Home for the Aged. Between Eureka and Roanoke, some miles to the northeast, is located the Roanoke Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church). A few miles north of Eureka is the [[Metamora Mennonite Church (Metamora, Illinois, USA)|Metamora Mennonite Church]] (Mennonite Church). The village claims to be the “Pumpkin Center of the World.”
 
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'']]    Eureka, Illinois, a town of 1,500 inhabitants in 1950 (4,871 in 2000), the county seat of [[Woodford County (Illinois, USA)|Woodford County]] (coordinates: <span title="Latitude">40° 42′ 56.23″ N</span>, <span title="Longitude">89° 16′ 30.79″ W)</span>. It is the home of Eureka College, a school of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and of the Mennonite ([[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]]) Home for the Aged. Between Eureka and Roanoke, some miles to the northeast, is located the Roanoke Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church). A few miles north of Eureka is the [[Metamora Mennonite Church (Metamora, Illinois, USA)|Metamora Mennonite Church]] (Mennonite Church). The village claims to be the “Pumpkin Center of the World.”
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Eureka, Illinois, a town of 1,500 inhabitants in 1950 (4,871 in 2000), the county seat of Woodford County (coordinates: 40° 42′ 56.23″ N, 89° 16′ 30.79″ W). It is the home of Eureka College, a school of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and of the Mennonite (Mennonite Church) Home for the Aged. Between Eureka and Roanoke, some miles to the northeast, is located the Roanoke Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church). A few miles north of Eureka is the Metamora Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church). The village claims to be the “Pumpkin Center of the World.”


Author(s) C. Henry Smith
Date Published 1956


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Smith, C. Henry. "Eureka (Illinois, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 11 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Eureka_(Illinois,_USA)&oldid=94559.

APA style

Smith, C. Henry. (1956). Eureka (Illinois, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 11 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Eureka_(Illinois,_USA)&oldid=94559.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 255. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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