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Denver is a small unincorporated community located in rural Harmony Township in Hancock County in the U.S. state of Illinois, about eight miles south of Carthage and about 30 miles northeast of Quincy.

Denver
Denver is located in Illinois
Denver
Denver
Location of Denver within Illinois
Coordinates: 40°17′26″N 91°06′25″W / 40.29056°N 91.10694°W / 40.29056; -91.10694Coordinates: 40°17′26″N 91°06′25″W / 40.29056°N 91.10694°W / 40.29056; -91.10694
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyHancock
TownshipHarmony
Elevation
672 ft (205 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Postal code
62321

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HistoryEdit

Denver was laid out in 1863, and named after Denver, Colorado.[1] A post office was established at Denver in 1863, and remained in operation until 1976.[2]

GeographyEdit

Denver is at latitude 40°17'26" north and longitude 91°06'25" west. The ZIP code is 62321 (for Carthage) and the FIPS place code is 19473. The elevation is 672 feet above sea level.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 91. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
  2. ^ "Hancock County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Denver, Illinois

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