Elva, Illinois

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Elva, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Elva, Illinois is located in Illinois
Elva, Illinois
Elva, Illinois
Coordinates: 41°51′51″N 88°46′34″W / 41.86417°N 88.77611°W / 41.86417; -88.77611Coordinates: 41°51′51″N 88°46′34″W / 41.86417°N 88.77611°W / 41.86417; -88.77611
Country United States
State Illinois
County DeKalb
Elevation 889 ft (271 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 815 & 779
GNIS feature ID 421786[1]

Elva is an unincorporated community in DeKalb County, Illinois, United States. Elva is 5 miles (8.0 km) south-southwest of DeKalb.

Elva was developed by Joseph Glidden of DeKalb, and was named after his daughter. An 1892 map of Illinois shows the village with the famous grain elevator and train station just south of the main east west road through town. A 1910 Illinois map identifies the town as Elva Station, as a spur line connected up to DeKalb.

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