Ophiem, Illinois

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Ophiem
Unincorporated community
Ophiem is located in Illinois
Ophiem
Ophiem
Coordinates: 41°15′09″N 90°23′15″W / 41.25250°N 90.38750°W / 41.25250; -90.38750Coordinates: 41°15′09″N 90°23′15″W / 41.25250°N 90.38750°W / 41.25250; -90.38750
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Henry County
Township Lynn Township
Elevation 227 m (745 ft)
ZIP code 61468
GNIS feature ID 0415140

Ophiem is an unincorporated community in Lynn Township, Henry County, Illinois, USA.

It was founded in 1850 by Johannes and Carl Johan Samuelson, who named it "Opphem", after their family farm in Sweden.

A post office was established in 1871.[1]

Geography[edit]

Ophiem is located at 41°15′09″N 90°23′15″W / 41.25250°N 90.38750°W / 41.25250; -90.38750 at an elevation of 745 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Callary, Edward (2009). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois.