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Galton, Francis Galton, Sir Francis Galton(noun)
English scientist (cousin of Charles Darwin) who explored many fields including heredity, meteorology, statistics, psychology, and anthropology; founder of eugenics and first to use fingerprints for identification (1822-1911)
Galton is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Illinois, United States. Galton is located on U.S. Route 45 4 miles north of Arcola.
The community was named after Douglas Galton, a British actuary who visited Illinois several times to examine the books of the Illinois Central Railroad on behalf of Dutch and British investors. In 1883, a post office was established.
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