Deers, Illinois

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Deers, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Town sign for Deers, IL
Town sign for Deers, IL
Deers, Illinois is located in Illinois
Deers, Illinois
Deers, Illinois
Deers, Illinois is located in the US
Deers, Illinois
Deers, Illinois
Coordinates: 40°03′18″N 88°07′21″W / 40.05500°N 88.12250°W / 40.05500; -88.12250Coordinates: 40°03′18″N 88°07′21″W / 40.05500°N 88.12250°W / 40.05500; -88.12250
Country United States
State Illinois
County Champaign
Elevation 692 ft (211 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 422611[1]

Deers is an unincorporated community in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. There are only two houses in Deers. There is a sign on a utility pole "Deers Population: Few". The grain elevator has been razed. Deers was formerly served by Norfolk and Western Railway, but that branch line was removed in 1991. Deers is southeast of Urbana.

A post office was established at Deers in 1887, and remained in operation until 1913.[2] The community's name honors Thomas Deer, a local pioneer.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Champaign County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.