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[sang-guh-muh n]
noun Geology.
  1. the third interglacial stage of the Pleistocene Epoch in North America, after the Illinoian glacial stage and before the Wisconsin.
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Origin of Sangamon

First recorded in 1930–35; after Sangamon County, Ill.
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Historical Examples of sangamon

  • Many are the stories of the remarkable Sangamon campaign in 1836.

    The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln

    Wayne Whipple

  • They had read a little book called The Country of the Sangamon.

  • Raoul let his gaze travel over the other Sangamon County men.


    Robert Shea

  • He'd wasted enough words on this walking skeleton from Sangamon County.


    Robert Shea

  • The County of Sangamon, where he lived, was entitled to four representatives.