Murdock, Illinois

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Murdock
Unincorporated community
Murdock is located in Illinois
Murdock
Murdock
Location within the state of Illinois
Coordinates: 39°48′3″N 88°4′42″W / 39.80083°N 88.07833°W / 39.80083; -88.07833Coordinates: 39°48′3″N 88°4′42″W / 39.80083°N 88.07833°W / 39.80083; -88.07833
Country United States
State Illinois
County Douglas
Elevation 640 ft (200 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61941
GNIS feature ID 414242

Murdock is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Illinois, United States. Its elevation is 640 feet (195 m).[1] Although Murdock is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 61941.[2]

Murdock was the site of a notable train derailment on September 2, 1983. A Baltimore and Ohio Railroad train derailed at 3:30 p.m., starting a fire. The fire heated tanks filled with liquefied petroleum gas, resulting in two large boiling liquid expanding vapor explosions. One of the tanker cars was blasted 3,630 feet (1,110 m) away from the derailment.[3]

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