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Mattoon is a city in Coles County, Illinois. Its early settlers lived in forested areas along the headwaters of the Little Wabash River southwest of the town's current location, as they believed the prairie to be the source of fevers. In 1861, the town was officially named for William B. Mattoon, an official with the railroad.

 

 

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