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Shirland, Illinois

Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County Winnebago
Township Shirland
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61079
Area code 815
Location of Shirland within Illinois
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Shirland is an unincorporated community in Shirland Township, in Winnebago County, Illinois, and is located northwest of Rockford. It is part of the Rockford, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.


  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Demographics 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Shirland is a small unincorporated community 1.5 miles from Harrison, and 8.5 miles from Rockton, Illinois. It is near the confluence of the Pecatonica River and the Sugar River.

It has a town hall, Methodist church, and a grade school. The grade school serves students from Kindergarten to 8th grade and is one of the four filter schools for Hononegah High. Shirland School's sports teams are known as the Warriors.


An earlier name for the area was Kepotah. The name was changed when the Shirland post office was established August 15, 1857.[1]



  1. ^ Adams, James N. (compiler) Illinois Place Names, p. 408, p. 506. (1969). Springfield, Ill: Illinois State Historical Society.

External links

  • Shirland Community Consolidated School
  • Shirland United Methodist Church
  • Shirland Tri-River Tryers 4-H Club
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