Riley, Illinois

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Riley, elevation 807 feet (246 m),[1] is an unincorporated community in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. Being small, the population was not listed in the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

The community is located on the north side of the junction of Anthony Road, which runs east-west and Riley Road, which runs north-south. Both of these are Riley Township highways. In terms of geographic coordinates, the community is located at 42°11′29″N 88°37′57″W / 42.19139°N 88.63250°W / 42.19139; -88.63250 (42.1914123, -88.6325924).[1][2] In terms of the Public Land Survey System, Riley is found in the Northeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 43 North, Range 5 East of the Third Principal Meridian. The main branch of Coon Creek flows to the west of the community in a generally southeast to northwest direction, and a minor branch of the same creek flows from east to west to the north of the community.[3] Riley is served by the Marengo, Illinois 60152 post office.

Points of interest[edit]

Riley Community Consolidated (K-8) School, District #18, 9406 Riley Road;[4] the Riley Center Memorial Cemetery; old Riley Township Hall; and the Riley Township War Memorial.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Riley
  2. ^ Riley, IL, Lat-Long.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-23.
  3. ^ McHenry County Department of Planning and Development, McHenry County Base Map, 2009-06
  4. ^ Katherine C. Schultz, County of McHenry Clerk. Yearbook: McHenry County, Illinois, 2009-2010, Retrieved on 2009-08-19.