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Durham, Illinois

Durham is an unincorporated community in Hancock County, Illinois, United States. Durham is 6 miles (9.7 km) west of La Harpe.

Durham, Illinois
Durham is located in Illinois
Durham
Durham
Durham is located in the US
Durham
Durham
Coordinates: 40°35′48″N 91°05′23″W / 40.59667°N 91.08972°W / 40.59667; -91.08972Coordinates: 40°35′48″N 91°05′23″W / 40.59667°N 91.08972°W / 40.59667; -91.08972
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyHancock
Elevation
643 ft (196 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)217
GNIS feature ID422643[1]

HistoryEdit

Durham was laid out in 1839.[2] A large share of the early settlers being natives of Durham, Connecticut caused the name to be selected.[2] A post office was established at Durham in 1850, and remained in operation until 1905.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Durham, Illinois
  2. ^ a b Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
  3. ^ "Hancock County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2015.