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Wanda is an unicorporated community in north-eastern Chouteau Township east of South Roxana. Originally called Old Salem, the area was the site of a post office starting in 1859. E. K. Fahnestock was the first postmaster, and he opened a general store in 1874. Following his death in 1900, his nephew LeRoy Fahnestock took over the store and postmaster duties.((W. T. Norton, ed., Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1912), 488.))  The Wanda post office closed in 1916.((“Madison County”Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 January 2017.))

Cite this article: Ben Ostermeier, "Wanda," Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Illinois, last modified January 30, 2018,
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