Dow, Illinois

Dow is an unincorporated community in Jersey County, Illinois, United States.[1]

Dow
Dow is located in Illinois
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Location of Dow within Illinois
Coordinates: 39°00′47″N 90°20′31″W / 39.013°N 90.342°W / 39.013; -90.342Coordinates: 39°00′47″N 90°20′31″W / 39.013°N 90.342°W / 39.013; -90.342
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyJersey
TownshipMississippi
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Postal code
62022
Area code(s)618

HistoryEdit

Dow was laid out in 1883 when the railroad was extended to that point.[2] The community derives its name from its founder, John McDow.[2]

EducationEdit

Dow was served by the public K-12 Jersey Community Unit School District 100. District schools in Dow included Dow Elementary School. The school was closed in June 2011 due to district realignment.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dow, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.