Dale, Illinois

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Dale is an unincorporated community which is located in Hamilton County, Illinois, United States.[1] The elevation of this place is 400 feet.

The community is in the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. The biggest earthquake in Illinois history was the M5.4 1968 Illinois earthquake. It damaged the civic building at Henderson, Kentucky and was felt in 23 states. People in Boston said their building swayed.[2]

History[edit]

Dale was laid out in about 1871 when the railroad was extended to that point.[3] The community was named for Reuben Dale, the owner of a local mill.[4] A post office called Dale has been in operation since 1882.[5]

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Coordinates: 37°59′42″N 88°29′30″W / 37.99500°N 88.49167°W / 37.99500; -88.49167