Mattoon (măt´ōōn´), city (1990 pop. 18,441), Coles co., E central Ill.; inc. 1859. It is a processing, rail, and industrial center for a farming region. Among its manufactures are paper products, electrical and fire-prevention equipment, machinery, and signs. Nearby are many oil wells, a fish hatchery, and Lake Mattoon. The farm and grave of Abraham Lincoln's father and stepmother are southeast of the city.
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