Chemung, Illinois

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Chemung, elevation 896 feet (273 meters), is an unincorporated census-designated place in McHenry County, Illinois, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census, its population was 308.[2]


The small, unincorporated town is located approximately 3.14 miles west of downtown Harvard, Illinois at the junction of Illinois Route 173, Oak Grove Road (County Highway A-20) and Island Road (the continuation of Oak Grove Road south of Route 173). The town staddles the line between Chemung Township and Dunham Township. In terms of geographic coordinates, Chemung is located at 42°24′55″N 88°40′00″W / 42.41528°N 88.66667°W / 42.41528; -88.66667 (42.4152964, -88.6667668) [3] In terms of the Public Land Survey System, Chemung is found in Sections 4 and 5, Township 45 North, Range 5 East; and Sections 32 and 33, Township 46 North, Range 5 East of the Third Principal Meridian. Lawrence Creek flows along the west side of Chemung in a generally northeast to southwest direction, and a freight branch line of the Union Pacific Railroad traverses the town in an east-northeast to west-southwest direction.[4] Chemung is served by the Harvard, Illinois 60033 post office. Chemung has an area of 0.280 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.

Points of interest[edit]

Chemung business district: junction of Route 173 and Oak Grove Road; Dean's Dairy: 6303 Maxon Road; Chemung-Dunham Cemetery: southwest corner of Pagles Road / Sinderson Street.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chemung, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Chemung, IL, Retrieved on 2009-08-06.
  4. ^ McHenry County Department of Planning and Development, McHenry County Base Map, 2009-06; McHenry County Division of Transportation, Official Highway Map, 2008.