Chestline, Illinois

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Chestline, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Chestline, Illinois is located in Illinois
Chestline, Illinois
Chestline, Illinois
Chestline, Illinois is located in the US
Chestline, Illinois
Chestline, Illinois
Coordinates: 39°50′41″N 90°57′35″W / 39.84472°N 90.95972°W / 39.84472; -90.95972Coordinates: 39°50′41″N 90°57′35″W / 39.84472°N 90.95972°W / 39.84472; -90.95972
Country United States
State Illinois
County Adams
Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 422546[1]

Chestline is an unincorporated community in Beverly and McKee Township Townships, Adams County, Illinois, United States. Chestline is southeast of Liberty.

A post office called Chestline was established in 1882, and remained in operation until 1906.[2] According to tradition, a grove of chestnut trees near the original town site accounts for the name.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chestline, Illinois
  2. ^ "Adams County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (1 October 2010). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.