Eylar, Ill History


            Eylar is a village of thirty inhabitants on the Middle Division of the Illinois Central railroad, nine miles east of Pontiac and ninety-five miles from Chicago.  The Western Union Telegraph has a day office and the American Express company has an agent here. The grain shipments from this point for 1897 amounted to 240,000 bushels. Eylar is in Union Townshop.

            Eylar Business Directory 1898

            Charles M. Puffer, General Merchandiser and Grain

            The Middle Division Elevator Co. T. Shaplin, Manager, grain

            Thomas Shaplin Coal

            James H. Routh, Steam Flour and Feed Mill

            H.K. Gilman, Railroad and Express Agent.




Transcribed from

The Livingston County Business Directory

Charles A. Stuck, Publisher

Odell, Illinois 1898