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S.R. Lattimer, Caprons first Postmaster

Recent Developments have shown that information regarding the namesake and history of Capron need to be revisited, an excerpt from "History of The Place Names of The North Western Line" states,

"Capron, Boone County, Illinois, was named for Capt. John Capron, an early settler of this county. The first name given the place was Helgason, and it was so named in derision by S.R. Lattimer, its first postmaster."

We are diligently researching this and more information regarding the history of Capron and will keep everyone posted as we learn more!